Cricket Program

“ 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:

  • Chembur Children's Home, Mankurd, Mumbai
  • Umang Foundation, Chembur, Mumbai
  • The Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Home for Children, Matunga, Mumbai
  • Sudhagarh Education Society Primary School, Kural, Southern Maharashtra
  • K.E.S R.M.Patil High School, Bamangaon, Southern Maharashtra
  • Shree T.L.Patil School, Padgae, Northern Maharashtra
  • Jivan Vikas Sikshan Sanstha School, Shigaon, Northern Maharashtra
  • Bal Nandanvan Nisarg School, Jamshet, Northern Maharashtra
  • Unity Foundation, Mumbai (Football)
  • Oscar Foundation, Mumbai (Football)
  • Salaam Bombay, Mumbai
  • Indian Gymkhana, King's Circle, Mumbai (Cricket)
  • Indian Gymkhana, King's Circle, Mumbai (Volleyball)

ROLE OF REALITY GIVES

DonateWe currently fund a large proportion of the operating costs of the program
VolunteerWe run the program
ExchangeWe help to find NGOs to distribute the kit
IMPACT
  • 239 kids have attended the program since we started in October 2009
  • 13 organisations have benefited from the distribution of cricket and other sports equipment
GET INVOLVED
  • Donate kit!
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  • Learn more about how to create a kit-collection drive in your community

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