ECB Clubmark

ECB Clubmark


ECB Clubmark is the highest form of accreditation available to a cricket club from the national governing body. We were one of the first clubs in the county to receive ECB Clubmark accreditation when the scheme was originally launched. We have continued to retain our Clubmark status every year since. This has been achieved by our continued ability to deliver and maintain high standards as assessed by the county cricket board and national governing body.

Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding in cricket is based upon the concept of providing an enjoyable cricket environment that is tailored to the needs and requirements of children and young people. As a club we have a duty of care to ensure the safety and welfare of any child or young person involved in any of our cricket related activities, to safeguard and protect them from reasonably foreseeable forms of harm. Safeguarding is about all of us acknowledging that this duty of care exists and putting practical measures in place, at all of our venues, to minimise the likelihood of foreseeable harm arising.

The Cricket Programme

The Cricket Programme (the combination of training and competition) should help young cricketers to realise their potential. Developing a beneficial and high quality cricket programme is vital for children and young people as it is one of the main reasons they joined the club in the first place. Guidance is provided on supervising young cricketers and recommended player to coach ratios. Coaches have a key role in establishing an appropriate training environment and creating a successful competition schedule. Clubs have to demonstrate that all coaches have valid and current NGB, First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS certificates.

Knowing Your Club and its Community

One Game is the project aimed at widening the appeal of cricket to ensure as many people as possible are welcomed into the game at all levels regardless of age, race, ability, gender, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background. As the guardians of cricket, it is up to each and every one of us to hand our game on in better shape than when we found it. The One Game philosophy applies to everyone, at every level from the playground through to our international teams, from players to volunteers and fans.

Club Management

Clubs that are well managed tend to be successful. They have well ordered finances and keep members and volunteers well informed with good communication. If the day to day running of the club is dealt with efficiently, strong links can be formed with external partners, such as local agencies and schools, and relationships develop with the ECB to ensure that good practice is maintained. A well managed club plans for the future as well as being prepared in the event of an emergency.

Clubmark Officer