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Opening Boundaries continues its ‘Tackling Knife Crime’ campaign by teaming up with West Midlands Police and local primary schools.

Following the success of its ‘Tackling Knife Crime’ campaign in 2018 Opening Boundaries will have been working in partnership with the office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner along with Evolve Coaching, to deliver workshops at local primary schools with backing from the Home Office.

The sessions have been targeting young people aged 8-11 years old across five primary schools in the Dudley borough.

Opening Boundaries and The Royal Navy take to the crease in Barbados to promote Women In Sport

After the success of their tour In Kenya to raise awareness of and promote gender equality. Opening Boundaries are pleased to announce, they will be touring Barbados in 2019 in a bid to further spread and promote the message of gender equality and peace through sport.

Women's cricket returns to Bradford Park Avenue in bid to 'bowl out' gender inequality

WOMEN’S cricket returned to Bradford’s revamped Park Avenue ground for the first time in nearly four decades as the Bowling Out Gender Inequality campaign clash got underway.

Stourbridge Rugby Club partners with Opening Boundaries to launch its "I Support - Tackling Knife Crime" Initiative

Teaming up with West Midlands Police to raise awareness of the increase in knife crime, Opening Boundaries and Stourbridge Rugby Club will be using the power of sport and in particular rugby, to organise a community charity event on the 6th May 2018.

THIS GIRL CAN - From the Mattress to Marathon to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Opening Boundaries is supporting Kenza Ahmed who is using her passion to raise awareness of Women In Sport and supporting charity Penny Appeal to raise crucial funds for a project in Gambia.

UK Armed Forces Ladies cricket team aiming to bowl out domestic violence during Kenya tour

The UK Armed Forces Ladies cricket team are currently on tour in Kenya, raising awareness of domestic violence through the Opening Boundaries Bowling Out DV campaign. Teaming up with Cricket Kenya, the delegation of 16 Women have travelled from the UK with an aim of using cricket to raise awareness of gender based violence and showcasing women in sport.

Historic win for women in cricket

Whilst India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence this year, in the UK women in cricket from both nations came together to raise awareness of gender equality through a charity cricket game against the UK Armed Forces ladies team.

Leeds Beckett hosts internationally-acclaimed leisure conference

An internationally-acclaimed conference which aims to foster research, promote interest and advance education in Leisure Studies, has been hosted by Leeds Beckett University.

A participatory keynote panel, made up of Simone Fullagar, Professor of Physical Cultural Studies at the University of Bath, Jane Ashworth OBE, Chief Executive of StreetGames, and Halima Khan, Founder and Managing Director of Opening Boundaries, focused on issues of women and girls’ leisure.

OPENING BOUNDARIES SUPPORTING THE CHRIS GAYLE FOUNDATION

Halima Khan, founder of the Opening Boundaries charity, hopes her organisation can work in collaboration with Gayle's foundation and says the man himself has a part to play in helping raise greater awareness of women's sport.

BOWLING OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GOES GLOBAL

Opening Boundaries have recently returned from Kenya where they will be taking their #BowlingOutDV campaign to a global stage. The charity’s Chairman and Founder have spent the week in Kenya arranging the schedule which will take place later in the year.

HOUSE OF LORDS LAUNCHES OPENING BOUNDARIES BOWLING OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN GLOBALLY

Under the #BowlingOutDV campaign, Opening Boundaries will host two cricket matches, the first taking place on Sunday 13 August, where the UKAF Ladies XI will play an Inspirational Women XI at Burton Court, and the second on Sunday 17 September, the Lords & Commons XI team will play the White Ribbon UK XI at LCCC. The campaign will then travel to Kenya later in the year. 

OPENING BOUNDARIES SIGN ARMED FORCES COVENANT

A global not-for-profit sports organisation has shown its support to the UK Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant at its Bradford base.

OPENING BOUNDARIES RECOGNISED FOR THEIR BOWLING OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INITIATIVE

Opening Boundaries have gained national recognition for their work in empowering communities to stand up against violence towards women and girls through sport.

OPENING BOUNDARIES FOUNDER ON BEING BRITISH, SPORTY AND PROUD

Listen to our founder talking about the positive impact sports can have in engaging more women & girls to cricket and how local clubs can support inclusion and diversity from all faith & backgrounds. Forward to 4mins 20seconds

POPE XI TAKE ON LOCAL CRICKETERS IN BID TO STRENGHTEN HUMANITIY THROUGH SPORT

Cricketers from the Vatican have played a return fixture against a mainly Muslim team from West Yorkshire, a year after they first clashed in Rome.

OPENING BOUNDRIES #CBBL INITIATIVE ASIAN WOMENS CRICKET LANDMARK AT HEADINGLEY

History was made at Headingley last Sunday as the UK’s first all Asian women’s cricket team took to the field to ‘bowl out domestic violence’.

Q&A WITH OPENING BOUNDARIES FOUNDER HALIMA KHAN

Q&A with Halima Khan on women taking the lead to end Violence towards Women and Girls through Sport

CBBL BOWLING OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN

Opening Boundaries presents its Cricket Beyond The Boundary Line ‘Bowling Out Domestic Violence’ campaign to support the White Ribbon UK charity and promote Women in Sports.

OPENING BOUNDARIES WORK WITH YORKSHIRE CRICKET TO OPEN FIRST EVER MULTI-FAITH ROOM

Yorkshire County Cricket Club today opened a dedicated multi-faith room at Headingley.

Dignitaries including the Club’s CEO Mark Arthur, Arif Ahmad (Yorkshire Cricket Foundation), Lord Patel, Baroness Scotland, Dr Muhammed Asim MBE and Reverend Adam Clayton (Diocese of Leeds) attended today’s inauguration

COMMUNITY , CRICKET AND WOMEN SCORE A SIXER

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OPENING BOUNDARIES FOUNDER RETURNS TO BRADFORD FROM BERMUDA

A Bradford- born female sporting coach has returned back on home ground following her life-changing trip to Bermuda.

OPENING BOUNDARIES #CBBL INITIATIVE & RASHID ACADEMY LOOKING TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY CHOHESION

A nominee at the Asian Women Awards earlier this year, Halima Khan accepts her role as a female cricket coach is "a bit unusual" in her community but it works for what the academy is trying to achieve.

As well as delivering the nuts and bolts of the game, the academy's girls-only sessions are intended to help break down parental barriers to their daughters playing sport.

OPENING BOUNDARIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNT CC HOST GIRLS CRICKET TOURNAMENT

On Wednesday 25th May at the ‘Field of Dreams’, Halifax Road, Batley, Mount Cricket Club hosted the second annual girls tournament in partnership with 7 local schools 

OPENING BOUNDARIES #CBBL INITIATIVE HAS BIG PLANS TO INCREASE WOMENS EMPOWERMENT THROUGH CRICKET

Asian female coach Halima Khan from Bradford is looking to inspire local girls from the Yorkshire area through sport and to be more specific, cricket.

GHAP SHAP: WOMEN OF INFLUENCE HALIMA KHAN

Winner of Bradford’s Inspirational Woman in sport 2013, with over a decade of working in the sports industry, a cricket coach to women locally and internationally and perhaps the only Muslim woman in Yorkshire to be invited by the ICC to watch the recent T20 finals in India, our woman of influence interview this edition is with sporting talent Halima Khan. In an exclusive with Asian Sunday, Halima shares her journey into sports.

OPENING BOUNDARIES GO BEYOND BORDERS TO STRENGTHEN WOMENS LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

Khan commends BCB efforts to develop females in cricket

CHANGING PERCEPTIONS IN SPORT

Opening Boundaries founder talks about accepting that role models are needed in sport and that it is also important for change at the top of the game, from media coverage to boardrooms, in order to further promote inclusivity in sport. 

HALIMA KHAN HEAD HUNTED BY LEICESTER SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP

Halima spoke about the importance and benefits of being involved in sport & physical activity as well as taking the young girls through coaching skills sessions including playing a game of rugby.

HOWZAT! WOMEN ONLY SESSIONS INPSIRE CRICKETERS IN BRADFORD

Girls have been busy taking part in weekly cricketing sessions to step up their skills and confidence to take part in sport more often.

DEVELOPING A FEMALE WORKFORCE - LEVEL 2 IN RUGBY

British women's participation in sport is under-represented at all levels from grass roots representation to decision making, writes Ikram Butt, the Leeds Rugby Foundations, Connecting Communities Manager.

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