Our patron

We are really lucky and very proud to have a local patron who supports us. Our Patron serves as an inspiration to our young people. Our patron gets behind a wide range of campaigns and fundraising activities to help spread the word.

Bilal Shafayat is an ex-professional, English cricketer. He was a middle-order and opening batsman for Nottinghamshire Cricket Club. Shafayat was also a former captain of the England under-19 side.

Bilal started his playing career at Nottinghamshire Cricket Club but later moved to Northamptonshire Cricket Club in 2005. One early highlight of his career was a catch made for England as a substitute fielder in a Test against New Zealand in 2004.

Bilal has also played domestic First-Class cricket in Pakistan in 2010/2011. He has also played for Hampshire Cricket Club.