Interfaith, Intergenerational Cricket in Cross Flatts Park

Cross Flatts Park often echoes to the sound of leather on willow – there seems to be a semi-permanent game going on at the top on the artificial wicket. On Wednesday 27th July there will be a special game as families from different backgrounds are encouraged to come to the ark to play together.

Mahboob Nazir from Hardy Street Mosque explained:

“The aim of our organisation is to use sports & other leisure activities as a method of engagement for disengaged/disconnected communities. Creating safe spaces for dialogue, where commonalities can be shared and differences can to be respected. We encourage individuals to feel part of the society to have a sense of pride and cohesiveness, by creating opportunities for personal development & enhancing their learn life long skills, such as; qualifications in coaching, youth work & mentoring, confidence building, teambuilding, project management, fundraising and much more. This supports young men & women to enhance their job searching skills and building on their CV.”

“We are hopeful that this experience will enable individuals to become active citizens, whereby they will bring a positive contribution to the society in which they live, creating a more peaceful & harmonious place in the world, whereby, reducing crime, anti-social behaviour, alcohol and drug abuse. We encourage a healthier lifestyle, increasing physical activity and tackling obesity. Although the focus is on teenagers; there are no restrictions to age, gender, ethnic or religious background.”

So come along between 11:00am and 4:00pm on Wednesday and join in the fun!

Download the flyer here: Interfaith Intergenerational Cricket Event 27 Jul 11