We are delighted to announce the addition of Lewis Hatchett to the ACCF team this year.
Lewis, a former professional cricketer at Sussex CCC, now coaches mindset, mindfulness and yoga to athletes. Using his own experiences in professional sport and wellbeing he offers methods aimed at developing personal skills and overcoming challenges, both physical and mental.
Lewis will undertake a Consultant role, working alongside our existing team but with a specific focus on linking our programme to health and wellbeing outcomes. Our strategy clearly states our intention to increase the emphasis on health and wellbeing within our range of activities and Lewis’ experience aligns perfectly to this. The role will entail some coaching with our groups, and the design and delivery of some bespoke health and wellbeing activities and talks.
Tim Shutt, Director of Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, says: “We have a long history of using our beautiful setting to provide magical, education-rich experiences to our visiting groups but we are very keen to increase the health and wellbeing benefits of these visits, in particular mental health. All of our visiting groups face disadvantage, in the various forms that can take, and Lewis himself has had to overcome a significant disadvantage to forge the professional career he has. He will be a real asset as we seek to maximise the benefits of our offering at a time when there has arguably never been a greater need for interventions such as ours”.
Lewis Hatchett says: “ When Tim approached me with the new vision and we began to talk about the new approach to the Arundel Cricket Club Foundation, I was in. Having played many games for Sussex CCC at the Arundel grounds, and being a local Sussex boy I grew up with it at the heart of my cricket career. Now with the expertise and experiences that I have, I’m excited to help develop and give back to young people both in and out of our county. Cricket is a game with metaphors for life, and by using it as a vehicle we hope to give young people not only experiences they may remember forever but the ability to impact their own lives, and the lives of others in their communities. This won’t be about cover drives and taking high catches, this will be about impacting young people, good people, with the ability to bounce back from adversities, rise above challenges and inspire others along the way.”
We are also working with West Sussex Mind to ensure a sound awareness of good mental health practice runs through all levels of our operation.
For more information on Lewis, please read this link: https://lewishatchett.com/about/
For more information on the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, follow this link: Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation – Charity for Young People