We are today delighted to announce a working partnership with Sports Chaplaincy UK.
The national charity was established in 1991 as SCORE, and over the next 20 years the charity grew from its initial base in professional football to involve chaplaincy in Horse Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cricket and Athletics.
From the start the charity has been an interdenominational organisation equipping and resourcing individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to serve the world of sport. The working model is based upon building relationships from which pastoral and welfare support can be offered as required, something which is fundamental to our own mission, particularly with our primary work supporting and being alongside people in their lives, especially those marginalised through health and associated issues.
We both maintain the opportunity for inclusion, recognising the power of sport in being able to provide support and guidance.
Over the years SCUK has been involved with major sporting events from Olympic & Commonwealth Games to World Championships in Rugby League, Rugby Union, Amateur Boxing, & Athletics.
Our vision at 1864 is synonymous to SCUK, to impact the community of Sport positively by providing and supporting those in sport, working in partnership and co-operating with clubs and associated welfare support agencies.
Chair, Simon Young, added, “There is a very long history of chaplaincy connections within cricket, even within the recent past, from the likes of David Shepherd in the 1960’s to the successful work of people like Max Wigley at Yorkshire in the 21st century. This working partnership not only provides us with a very strong charity to be alongside, but a partner who can add great value to the work we do and provide support throughout the 1864 entity.”
For more information about Sports Chaplaincy UK, please visit their website at www.sportschaplaincy.org.uk