INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CRICKET UMPIRES

OUR PURPOSE 

Don’t be an umpire or a player; be an umpire and a player.

 

The Russ Evans foundation was formed in 2018 in memory of the late first-class cricketer and umpire Russel Evans. Our focus is on getting more young people involved in cricket umpiring, ensuring that Russ’ interest in developing and supporting young up and coming umpires, lives on.

We achieve this by working with cricketing schools and cricket clubs to provide inspiration, equipment, training and mentoring to young people who want to give umpiring a try.

 

Having started with a few schools in the East Midlands in 2018, the plan is to expand this to more schools and clubs in future years.

 

OUR KEY AIMS

To get more young people umpiring cricket matches.

To improve their understanding of the ‘Laws of the Game’.

Communication and empathy between players and officials.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

ECB level 1 and 2 umpire training.

Mentoring and support from ECB first class umpires.

Clothing & our special umpiring equipment welcome pack.

GET INVOLVED

Last summer (2018) we trained, inspired, provided equipment and mentored 31 young umpires who officiated in over 135 school cricket matches.

In 2019 we hope to put 40 new umpires through their ECB Level 1 umpiring course and also progress last year’s umpires onto their level 2.  We are currently working with the following schools:

  • Crown Hills Community School

  • Denstone College

  • Loughborough Grammar School

  • Nottingham High School

  • Trent College

 

If you would like to get involved with the Russ Evans Foundation and promote the development of young umpires, then please contact us and we can discuss the programme in more depth and explain how it works.

 

Once a club or school is on-board, we will help fund and facilitate the following:

  • ECB Level 1 and 2 umpiring training.

  • Mentoring and support from ECB first class umpires.

  • Clothing and our special umpiring equipment welcome pack.

All of the above is free of charge and funded by the Russ Evans Foundation.

 

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