Earlier this week, on Tuesday evening, the Lord Taverners Disability Cricket Championships Awards were held at the Kia Oval to celebrate the great work done in the LTDCC programme this year across London by the County Cricket Boards of Middlesex, Surrey, Essex and Kent.
Middlesex Cricket's participation team is responsible for the delivery of the largest number of hubs in the London wide programme, currently delivering 12 hub sessions across the county. This is set to increase in 2017 with a further three borough hubs being introduced into the programme.
Middlesex's Henry Codrington volunteers every week at the Richmond Hub session, where he supports Stefan McKenzie, one of the Middlesex Participation Team's Community Coaches who helps to deliver coaching to the hub's attendees, running cricket games and encouraging the participants to take full part in the session whilst having fun learning new cricket skills. Henry has been supporting the Richmond session for over a year now and has made a huge difference not only to the sessions he's involved in but to all of the participants he works with.
Henry's outstanding work and commitment to the LTDCC programme was deservingly recognised this week by the Lord's Taverners at the annual awards evening, with him receiving the 2016 'Volunteer of the Year' Award.
Stefan McKenzie, Middlesex Community Coach, commented...
"When Henry first started working with Middlesex at the session he was a shy young man, but very quickly came out of his shell and started working well with the participants. He has been a great help to me and the participants really enjoy working with him."
Pete Jones, Middlesex Cricket's Head of Community and Outreach added...
"Everyone at Middlesex is absolutely thrilled that Henry won the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Lord's Taverners Disability Cricket Championship Awards evening.
"He attends the session every week and gives fantastic support to the participants and the coach at the Richmond session. Congratulations Henry from all of us at Middlesex Cricket, keep up the good work."