Islington ICONs CC
Islington Icons is a very special cricket club, and was established in 2011 by Capital Kids Cricket's Inclusion Coordinator, Ray Tudor in conjunction with Middlesex Cricket Board and the Elfrida Society.
Ray is now assisted by Denise O'Neill, and together they run the club that provides adults from the ages of 18 upwards with learning and physical disabilities the opportunity to learn about and play the game of cricket.
The club started off as a short term project and attracted just two participants on its initial outing. But 3 years on, the club regularly attracts around 18 members to its training sessions which are held during the winter months at The Home of Cricket, Lord's, and from March onwards at the Wrey Crescent park facility in Islington.
The club members are loyal and enthusiastic and have found that cricket training, which doesn't always take the traditional form, but is adapted to each individual's needs and levels of ability, has helped them in many different aspects of life, including their social development as well as the obvious physical beneﬁts.
The club is now moving from strength to strength, and Capital Kid's Cricket are hoping to develop another similar club in Westminster in the near future, giving more adults with disabilities the chance to experience all that the game of cricket has to offer.