Sunrisers are today delighted to announce that all-rounder Grace Scrivens has been granted a SportsAid award to assist with funding her development and progress in the game, after her involvement in the England Women’s Cricket Pathway (EWCP).
SportsAid, is a national charity dedicated to helping talented athletes achieve their ambitions, with Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, as its Patron. All monies distributed are raised through donations and fundraising by the charity.
Scrivens’ award is supported by the Girdlers’ Charitable Company Trust, the charitable arm of the Girdlers’ Company, one of the early trade guilds in the City of London. One of the Trust’s aims is to provide support in the pursuit of excellence.
With former recipients of SportsAid Awards including Sir Chris Hoy, Laura Kenny CBE, David Weir CBE, Sir Mo Farah, Dame Sarah Storey, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Dina-Asha Smith, Sir Ben Ainslie and Sir Bradley Wiggins, Scrivens is in great company and part of a very select group of elite British athletes who have received the award and gone on to achieve huge success in their respective sporting fields.
Speaking of receiving her SportsAid award, Scrivens commented:
“I am extremely grateful to everyone involved in the process of me receiving this award. It is a real honour to receive it, especially when you consider the role call of incredible athletes who have also been recipients of it.
“It’s been an incredible summer of cricket in England, playing with Sunrisers and with Kent, with London Spirit in the newly launched Hundred competition, and within the England Pathway Programme. It’s been a really steep learning curve, but all hugely exciting, and I am really enjoying every opportunity the game is giving me right now and am relishing what the future holds.
“The funds this award provides me with will be incredibly beneficial in helping me to develop my game and achieve the goals I have set for myself, so again, my thanks go to everyone involved.”