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MCC Foundation set to monitor progress at Northerns Cricket Hub in Gulu


Today, a delegation from the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation (MCCF) touched down at Entebbe International Airport, marking the beginning of their visit to the Northerns Cricket Hub in Gulu, Uganda.

Led by Dr. Sarah Fane OBE, Chief Executive Officer of MCC Foundation, the delegation also includes Mr. Angus Berry, Head of Operations, and Mr. James Bailey, Head of Communications.

With a mission centered on the development of cricket, particularly among disadvantaged youth and vulnerable groups, the MCC Foundation seeks to foster well-being through the sport.

Operating from Lord’s Ground in London, the Foundation extends its reach globally, aiming to provide life-changing opportunities and promote positive social change through cricket.

About 18 months ago, the MCC Foundation commenced its support for cricket in Uganda through the Northerns Cricket Hub, offering coach education, equipment, clothing, and financial assistance.

This visit serves the purpose of conducting monitoring and evaluation to track progress and identify areas for improvement.


Northerns Cricket Hub coaches wearing their coaching Jerseys given to them by the MCC Foundation

Upon arrival in Gulu, the delegation will be welcomed by Mr. Mutyagaba Grace, the Development Manager of the Northern region, where they will spend two days assessing the Hub’s activities before heading to Jinja to join their patners from Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) activities.

Partnering with CWB, the MCC Foundation aims to make cricket accessible to all.

Their collaborative efforts span across countries like Uganda, Kenya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, and Rwanda, where they use cricket as a tool for youth development.

Before arriving in Uganda, the MCC Foundation conducted monitoring and evaluation activities in Rwanda to track progress and assess the impact of their initiatives.

MCC Foundation delegation while in Rwanda

Last year, MCCF made significant strides in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda, benefiting 100,000 young individuals through coaching and social impact programs.

This collaborative effort with CWB and national cricket boards has not only impacted lives but also strengthened grassroots cricket and talent pathways across East Africa, training 264 young players as ICC accredited coaches.

As the MCC Foundation continues its global journey, its commitment to using cricket as a vehicle for positive change remains unwavering, leaving a lasting legacy of empowerment and opportunity wherever it goes.

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