The McCarney Foundation


Steps into sport

The McCarney Foundation helps children and young people to discover the benefits of playing cricket and rugby with the provision of sporting equipment, coaching, transport assistance and insights into sports psychology.

As well as the physical benefits of regular activity, we use team and club cricket to teach children important key life skills that will help them beyond the playground and park.

Through these values, we teach children about respect, fair play and how to win and lose the game by offering guidance and sports psychology.

Cricket is also an effective way to develop skills like communication, leadership and perseverance that will benefit them throughout their life.


Stronger together

The McCarney Foundation was established to repay the simple act of kindness that saw Eugene grow into the man he was.

We could have given our funds to existing charities and bodies to invest on our behalf, but we wanted to be able to make our own decisions and direct funds to where we felt they could have the biggest impact for children and young people.

With this in mind, we reached out to cricket and rugby clubs, equipment and sports clothing manufacturers and invited them to become part of our charity suppliers’ network. We now regularly engage with these communities to seek their guidance and advice on where we can make the biggest impact.


Foundation Support

We are extremely pleased to be supported by Hawk Cricket.

With over 40-years experience supplying the highest quality soft leather goods and cricket equipment, Hawk Cricket is the perfect partner to support our applications for equipment. As one of our official charity partners, Hawk provide the finest cricket bats, from the very best English Willow, sourced from J S Wright, Essex.