Cricket Evolution declares its need for sponsors of a major new indoor cricket centre to be built in Oxfordshire
Cricket Evolution is working with the OCB and local cricket organisations to gain funding and permissions to build a brand new indoor cricket facility, located in Oxfordshire and dedicated to the development of young cricket talent.
The centre will be conveniently located in the Vale of White Horse, possibly near Wantage. Sponsorship support is sought to assist with the funding of the centre.
Cricket Evolution is keen to work with its sponsors to build a mutually beneficial partnership.
The indoor cricket centre will offer state-of-the-art training facilities that can be used by cricket clubs and coaches all year round, but particularly during the winter months to nurture young cricket talent. To fulfil this objective the facility will be made available to local schools in the area for a nominal fee.
The proposed facility will include a training area with ten cricket lanes, nets and bowling machines. The centre will also include offices, which may be ideal for clubs to use as an administrative centre, as well as meeting rooms and a cricket equipment shop. Additional meeting rooms will be provided for meetings or small conferences, with multimedia facilities.
Video analysis technology will be available to assist with improving batting technique, etc. The facility will be available to make block bookings for regular training by clubs and cricket coaches within a fifty mile radius.
"We hope to have a confirmed location by Summer 2015 and to build the cricket centre in 2016. Sponsorship of the centre will offer significant PR benefits and a means of reaching a large number of young cricket enthusiasts and their followers. We would also be happy to discuss ways in which the facilities might be utilised by sponsors for hospitality, meetings, events, etc. Acknowledgement of sponsors' support will be included in press releases, on the centre's website and social media outlets, etc. and (subject to agreement) via visibility at the indoor centre itself.
"Ideally we are seeking a long-term partnership to assist with the launch and ongoing development of the centre, but we would be happy to tailor benefits to our sponsors' budgets and requirements".
Ed Vaizey, MP for Didcot & Wantage: "Great initiative, worthy of widespread support".
Chris Clements, Chairman OCB: "A facility such as this one planned by Cricket Evolution would be a huge boost to Cricket in Oxfordshire - driving up accessibility and interest and therefore participation in the sport in this area".
Luke Ryan, Business Manager OCB: "A purpose built indoor cricket facility in Oxfordshire of this quality would make a significantly positive impact on our programs in particular - we will be working closely with Cricket Evolution to help them achieve their planned project for the benefit of cricket in Oxfordshire".
Ali Dane, International Eventer, Wantage: "A facility like this will thrive in the Oxfordshire area – especially with the determined group behind this project. I look forward to seeing the interest in Cricket grow in my local area!"