MORE than 300 young people from across Yorkshire celebrated cricket, education and community in an education event at Headingley Cricket Ground.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation hosted its annual education day – with the event providing the opportunity for children from primary schools across the region to celebrate community and cricket.

The flagship event for the charity, returning for the first time since 2019, saw young people take part in activities on and off the pitch and welcomed Yorkshire Cricket and Northern Superchargers stars Katie Levick and Rachel Slater.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cricket star Katie Levick engages with children during an education day at HeadingleyCricket star Katie Levick engages with children during an education day at Headingley

Katie said: “It’s great to get children involved in big days like this... and hopefully we’ll inspire more young people to take up the sport.”

Rachel Slater said: “An event like this is all about engagement – giving young people the opportunity to see what it’s about, have fun and be at the ground here – which is obviously really cool and hopefully get young people into playing – especially young girls.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters enjoy cricket on an education day at HeadingleyYoungsters enjoy cricket on an education day at Headingley

A number of educational and sporting workshops ran on the day and Kukri Sports ran a competition for children to design their own cricket shirts.

Ten primary schools from across Yorkshire took part including Otley All Saints and Thornhill Junior and Infant School from Dewsbury.


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