Welcome to Beyond Boundaries Scotland

Increasing health, well being, inclusion through sport is important for all communities. Beyond Boundaries believes that, with its many different formats – hard or soft ball, indoor or outdoor, competitive or inclusive – and its non-physical nature and emphasis on teamwork, cricket offers the adaptability to bring enjoyment at any level to people of all ages and backgrounds.That makes cricket a fantastic vehicle to introduce, and re-introduce, sport, exercise and enjoyment to all ages, communities and backgrounds throughout Scotland. It also has a very special appeal to many communities when other sports do not.Therefore the objectives of Beyond Boundaries are to encourage throughout Scotland the use of cricket – in any of its forms – to help break down the barriers to participation in sport leading to improved well being and social inclusion. It does this by providing support for the creation of opportunities to increase participation in any form of cricket, in particular those focused on disadvantaged children, ethnic minorities, girls and women, disabled people, – or any groups, requiring support, who are seeking to increase exercise and the joy of being in a team.

 

Keith Wilson, Chair of Beyond Boundaries, presents a cheque to A&M to support their holiday clubs in Glasgow
Keith Wilson, Chair of Beyond Boundaries, presents a cheque to A&M to support their holiday clubs in Glasgow
Aileen Campbell, the Scottish Minister for Public Health and Sport launches Beyond Boundaries with players from the Scottish Wildcats (the Scottish women’s team)
Aileen Campbell, the Scottish Minister for Public Health and Sport launches Beyond Boundaries with players from the Scottish Wildcats (the Scottish women’s team)

Helping to launch the charity in 2017, Aileen Campbell, the Scottish Sports and Public Health Minister said:

“One of my top priorities as Sports Minister is to encourage more sports participation from groups that are currently under-represented. Beyond Boundaries is using cricket to do exactly this, so I’m delighted to support its launch and I look forward to seeing the results.”

Well being, inclusion and teamwork through the fun of cricket are at the heart of Beyond Boundaries’ aims.