ACE to host Black History Month event in Bristol

19 October 2021

Join the ACE programme for a Black History Month event in Bristol and learn all about how you can get involved with community cricket sessions right on your doorstep.

The African Caribbean Engagement programme is inviting you to come along to the Rose Green Centre on October 29 to watch Fire in Babylon, a 2010 documentary film about the record-breaking West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s. Starting at 7pm, the event will act as an opportunity to find out what ACE will be doing in Bristol in the coming months and discover how the programme will be making a positive impact.

ACE, an independent charity which was initially set up by Surrey CCC in 2019, was launched in Bristol in September in partnership with Gloucestershire Cricket, Royal London and the Gloucestershire Cricket Board. Through offering high quality coaching sessions, the programme aims to give more talented young people genuine opportunities to access pathways into professional cricket.

ACE Development Officer, Theo Gordon, said: “This is a great way to introduce this programme to the local community and introduce children to sports they might not have the chance to experience.

"Bristol is fortunate to be only the third city in the country after London and Birmingham to have the ACE project."

Spaces for the Black History Month event on October 29 are limited and those who wish to attend must RSVP by contacting Theo either by email on or by phone on 07939 143528.

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