Community Engagement

Northants cricket is a community based club...

...and it supports the development of young people from all differing standards and backgrounds throughout the county starting from the age of just nine, not just at an elite level, but in the development of ladies, disability, county age group and district cricket throughout Northamptonshire.


More interaction with our local community

From 2013 Northants cricket endeavour to interact more with the local community reaching out to schools, hospitals and local clubs through a number of initiatives such as;

  • Player visits to local schools to educate and interact with the future of cricket.
  • Use the Northants Cricket brand to inspire healthy living in people of all ages and abilities across the community and encourage participation in cricket and sport in general.
  • Northants Cricket has joined forces with Northamptonshire Police to help raise awareness of and reduce violence, and players’ training kits are now sporting the words “Operation Challenge.”
  • The County Ground will host a Floodlit Twenty20 match between Northants Disability and a Help for Heroes XI on Friday 19th July. The match will be the first of its kind to be held at the County Ground, and will act as a flagship event for the County’s ambitions to become the East Midlands centre for disability Cricket.
  • Providing opportunities for the local community to engage with the Steelbacks.

The Return of Club Mascot ‘Steeler the Dog’

2016 will see Northants Cricket mascot Steeler to be a figure head for younger fans at the club.

As an ambassador for the club ‘Steeler’ will be attending local schools, clubs and sports
clubs as well as interacting with young fans on match days.

To celebrate Steeler’s return, this year we have made Junior membership free for all those
aged 17 and under, with added benefits for those who join the newly established Steelers