Cricket Live is a New Zealand based non-profit organisation with the vision to use cricket as a medium to change the lives of children from slum areas in India and Sri Lanka.
The Cricket Live Development and Education Centres will be set up in India and Sri Lanka to give underprivilidged children an opportunity to further themselves not only as as cricketers but as young adults; an opportunity that they would not otherwise have. The Cricket Live program recognises that children at such an age, and taking their environment into account, require sport to help shape their lives. We, at Cricket Live, want to use cricket to teach these children important life skills such as leadership, team-work, social etiquette and healthy living.
Cricket Live relies heavily on sponsor support and volunteers - you don't have to be a cricketer to get involved! Please contact us to see how you can contribute to change the lives of others.
There is far more to the Cricket Live centres than just cricket. If you do not see yourself as a cricket coach, then becoming a program assistant at a Cricket Live centre will be a perfect way to get involved. Being a Program Assistant involves classroom work with the children, planning and carrying out team building sessions, organising a monthly activity day for the children and their parents, and working in the office alongside the module manager.
Being a volunteer coach at a Cricket Live centre is a selfless way to pass on your cricketing knowledge to change many children's lives. Volunteer coaches will work along side the Cricket Live coaching staff to put together and carry out two training sessions per day and up to 14 sessions per week. You will also be responsible to participate and deliver a presentation in a Cricket Live coach education seminar. A national cricket coaching qualification is required to participate as a volunteer coach.
The Cricket Live GAP experience is aimed at those cricketers who have recently left high school or university. This experience combines volunteer work at a Cricket Live centre and private cricket coaching with professional coaches at a local academy. The volunteer work will include coaching, administration and marketing work and assisting the Cricket Live manager.
If you wish to get involved on a financial level, please have a look at our 'Donate' page or contact us directly.
To establish and develop the Cricket Live centres, sponsor support will be required. Corporate sponsor support will be required to assist financially with infrastructure and working capital.
The long term venture is to form a sub-Continent club to which individuals will be offered the opportunity to both join and in particular, where deemed appropriate, participate as a volunteer coach, teacher, mentor or module manager. This will be on a basis similar to Volunteer Services Abroad. For those individuals with a passion for the game of cricket, or a love for humanity, many lives can be changed by any form of donation.
There are several ways to contribute financially to Cricket Live. If you wish to make a one off donation, please visit our full site at www.cricketlive.co.nz or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to get involved on a corporate level, please read below.
Cricket Live offers opportunities for companies with developing markets in India. Involvement will help ensure companies have a positive impact on people and the environment in the markets where they operate. Such social responsibility can attract additional customers or markets by differentiating activities from those of competitors. For companies developing new markets in one of the largest trade blocs, this social responsibility will help gain you acceptance and goodwill. These factors are crucial in achieving successful business relationships in this important market. At present we are looking for funds to provide a pavilion facility, cricket clothing, and coaching equipment. Please contact us if you or your company would like to contribute to Cricket Live.