Hit The Top goes Beyond The Divide
The Change Foundation’s Hit The Top programme recently showed a number of global sport for development practitioners why it continually proves to have a powerfully positive impact on the lives of young people.
As part of the Beyond Sport* Summit held in London from 19th to 21st October, The Change Foundation hosted a site visit at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground, for a number of the delegates attending the conference. The delegates were introduced to the game of Blind Cricket through various activities as well as being informed as to how the game can help young people in building confidence, developing trust, supporting teamwork and growing friendships.
The delegates then had the opportunity to play some Blind Cricket and get to know number of the young people involved in the Hit The Top programme and clubs. The afternoon’s visit showed the Beyond Sport delegates the true impact of the success of Hit The Top including the highly skilled coaches involved and most importantly the positive influence, it has had on the young people taking part.
Dan Levey – a coach with the charity and England international
shares his Hit The Top story.
Staff from the charity were also involved in leading and supporting a number of The Beyond Sport Summit’s key activities and workshops throughout the 3 day conference in London.
*Beyond Sport is a global organisation that promotes, develops and supports the use of sport to create positive social change across the world.