HOW WE STARTED
The ACE Programme was launched by Surrey County Cricket Club in January 2020 in response to the decline of the black British professional players by 75%, and less than 1% of the recreational game. The ACE Programme was designed to engage young people of African and Caribbean Heritage and a talent search was launched.
In Black History Month, October 2020, following significant investment of £540,000 from Sport England, The ACE Programme Charity launched as an independent charity following the success of an ACE Academy with 25 scholars in a bid to have a wider national impact.
The charity aims to 'Support Diverse Talent from the Grassroots to the Elite' in the following ways: