Allen Ford and Essex Ford have provided a Ford Tourneo Custom minibus for Essex County Cricket Club's Ability Team in 2023 to get them and their kit to away matches more easily and comfortably.
We're also asking the Ability Team to name the minibus so it can act as the team's 12th player! The winning name will be chosen by Matt Brown (Marketing Director, Allen Motor Group), Pat Ward (Head Coach) & Aaron Beard (1st XI team player).
As well as supporting the 1st XI’s success for over 17 years, Allen Ford and Essex Ford are just as proud of Essex County Cricket Club’s work with playing opportunities for those with special needs and abilities. Their support of ability cricket helps young people to gain the confidence and skills to be independent.
Allen Ford and Essex Ford’s dealerships have a long history of this by providing affordable, hassle-free motoring to disabled people, their carers and families through the Motability Scheme so they can enjoy everyday freedom and independence.
Cricket teaches young players to set goals, form great teams, work well together, improve performance and achieve happiness – all values used by Allen Ford, Essex Ford, and their sister brands every day. Having an engaged team is one of the five core pillars of their parent dealership group. Only by supporting each other to maintain such key values every day can their staff improve & achieve their goals.