“ year on year is evolving and now we are seeing senior boys not only maturing into fine cricket players but they are also coaching our junior boys”, Harshad, Coach
Conceived in Mumbai's Dharavi slum in February 2009, Project Front Foot (a registered
UK charity) is a Kit 4 Kids campaign in two distinct phases: the first to publicise the project and collect cast-off,
out-grown and second-hand cricket kit and equipment in the UK; the second to get the kit to Mumbai and then set up and
run a series of coaching clinics for the slum children.
Leading the project is Vic Mills, from Lindum Cricket Club (UK). Vic has collected lots of cricket equipment including bats, stumps, pads, bags, shoes and other clothing. He has also managed to collect other sports clothing, such as football shirts, and LOTS of tennis balls! Vic returns every year around the end of October in time for the start of the season. Each time bringing more kit and helping with the coaching of the children. His last visit resulting in having Rs 500kg of equipment shipped from the UK.
The coaching for the kids of Dharavi takes place on 3 mornings each week at Indian Gymkhana, 15 minutes away on foot and whose management have very kindly allowed us to use their facilities. The kids are split between an U14 age group and U18 currently the program caters to about 70 kids. Bhavana and Harshad two qualified coaches from Mumbai and 3 young assistant coaches, lead the sessions.
The kit is provided to the kids of PFF's cricket program as well as to the other following organisations:
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