The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust

The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust was a non-profit charitable trust established by Sir Richard Hadlee in August 1990, immediately after his retirement from a professional cricketing career. The trust ceased to operate in 2019 after almost 30 years of operation.

Grants and Assistance

The primary focus of the Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust was to ensure that young Cantabrians were given the opportunity to fulfill their cultural and sporting goals.

From 1990-2019 the trust made hundreds of financial grants to assist young Cantabrians where hardship prevented them from fulfilling their cultural or sporting endeavours.

Like many charitable organisations, the Trust was reliant on ongoing financial assistance in order to make grants available to young Canterbrians in need. The trust oversaw and ran numerous fundraising events including Charity Golf Days and The Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Awards Dinner from 1991-2011.

Mission Statement

The support of individuals under 25, who are in hardship or in need of assistance, to participate in their various disciplines, giving them the opportunity to improve their sporting or cultural performances.

Sir Richard Hadlee presents Imke with a Trust Grant cheque
Sir Richard Hadlee with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy 2015