Out4Cricket was set up following the success of Graces and Birmingham Unicorns Cricket Clubs over the last few years. The clubs demonstrated that the LGBTQ+ community wants to engage with cricket, but many, have not found a way to get involved that includes them for who they are. The lessons learned from the growth of the two clubs led to conversations with cricket stakeholders, counties and the England and Wales Cricket Board to find ways to share good practices and make the game more inclusive. Out4Cricket now leads this work in the UK and is working across all levels of the game to make it as inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community as possible. Cricket is a brilliant game where lifelong friends are made, and we want to ensure everyone can play and be their authentic selves.
Lachlan grew up in Australia where cricket dominates every summer. After taking a break from the sport when he moved to the UK he has played league cricket in the West Midlands for the last decade and in 2021 established Birmingham Unicorns, only the second ever LGBTQ+ cricket club. Professionally he works to promote inclusive cultures and environments in the Higher Education sector in the UK and Europe.
Leo has had a passion for cricket since an early age. He has been a player for and on the committee of Graces CC – the first LGBTQ+ club – for the past 10 years. Professionally he works in the humanitarian and development sector and has had various roles for various international charities across Europe and Africa over the past 10 years. He has a fundamental belief in inclusion and equal opportunity and access.