Tomorrow sees the launch of our very first Sixes day in partnership with the University of Sussex Men's Cricket Clubs. Around 40 cricketers will take to the South Coast all with the same goal - raising money to drive lasting social change in Nepal.
6 teams will battle it out over the day in a fast and furious format. Players have been sourced from the club's membership, the alumni network and our very own VI. A number of events have been planned across the day to raise money for our cause, including a lunchtime quiz, range hitting competition, and a fines system - all in good fun of course!
We will be tweeting throughout the day and encouraging the players to do the same. So look out for the #connectingclubs to join in and keep up-to-date on the day.
If you like what you see then why not help us yourself? Donations to our project have never been easier. This week we introduced text donations, meaning that you can donate any amount between £1 and £10 with a few simple swipes of your phone.
We can't wait for Sunday and hope that you can join us, either in person or online. For those planning on coming on the day, entry is free with a suggested donation of £5 and the games will be taking place at: Falmer Sports Complex, Brighton BN1 9PL.
Mott MacDonald Community Awards - Winners!
Connecting Clubs International (CCI) is pleased to announce it has received £1000 as part of the 2016 Mott MacDonald Community Awards. The money will be used to support CCI’s sport for development programme in Biratnagar, Nepal, by funding cricket equipment and coaching costs.
Angus Berry, founder of Connecting Clubs International, said: “CCI is delighted to receive this award and is extremely grateful to Mott MacDonald for recognising our work and showing belief in such a young charity. With the help of this award we look forward to driving lasting social change in Nepal long into the future.”
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy with over 16,000 employees worldwide. Its annual Community Awards recognise employees’ volunteering activities with charities in a number of categories.
Connecting Clubs x University of Sussex
Connecting Clubs International (CCI) is thrilled to announce the first Sixes Tournament of 2016, taking place at the University of Sussex on Sunday 1st May. With sides made up of Sussex University Cricket Club members, Sussex University Old Boys, and CCI representatives all pitched against each other, it’s set to be a day of rivalries old and new and good-natured competition. With only six on a side and six overs, this short, sharp, and exciting mini-tournament is set to ignite the CCI fundraising this summer.
A number of matches will be taking place throughout the day with a BBQ and refreshments aplenty being served on the sidelines. The midpoint of the day will see players chance their arm at a range hitting competition, which is almost certain to end in embarrassment for some!
All money raised from the day will go towards CCI’s project in Nepal. This cricket development project is widening access to the game through sharing coaching expertise, donating equipment and improving infrastructure. The project is based in the Nepalese city of Biratnagar in the east of country. With a project delivery date of February 2017, the University of Sussex Sixes Tournament will be another crucial step towards providing lasting social change in Nepal.
The University of Sussex is a special place for CCI, with Founder and CEO Angus Berry gracing the Falmer wicket throughout his three years at the university. Regional Officer for Nepal, Avi Shrestha also undertook a Masters Degree at the university.
CCI is delighted that the University of Sussex partnership is proving so productive; to find out more about projects, donating and getting involved then check out the website: