Disability Day 2013Sussex County Cricket Club will welcome hundreds of people with disabilities from all over the county to the annual Disability Day at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground today.

Sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking, Disability Day has become one of the largest mass participation events in the south east for people with disabilities.

Up to 500 disabled people of all ages will take part in a wide range of activities across the County Ground including small sided games, the ECB cricket factory, Krazy Katch stations, Table Cricket, Skills Zones, Street 20 Zone and VI Skill Zone.

Sarah Vincent, a lecturer on the Brinsbury Campus at Chichester College, said: “Our students have been coming along for the past few years now and have always thoroughly enjoyed their day. The coaches always show great empathy towards our students, allowing them all to take part and have a go whatever their ability. They are able to meet other students from various colleges of similar abilities to themselves and they always come away with a smile on their face having had a great time and having made new friendships.”

The day will also see the launch of Sussex Cricket in the Community.

Sussex Cricket in the Community is the new face of community cricket in Sussex. By focusing on participation, education and health, the team is working across Sussex using cricket as a platform to build better futures and stronger communities.

Zac Toumazi, Chief Executive of Sussex County Cricket Club, said: “Disability Day has become a stand out event on the calendar at Hove. It’s terrific fun for all those who take part, no least our team of coaches who have developed some really innovative activities that get people involved regardless of their ability.

“And I’m really excited that Sussex Cricket in the Community will be launched with the ground full of people enjoying their cricket, learning a few new skills and best of all, having great fun.”