The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), as part of their club accreditation programme, uses Sport England’s national accreditation scheme, Clubmark, for cricket clubs with junior sections. Being Clubmark accredited means those clubs are safe, effective and child friendly.
Clubmark helps give cricket clubs with a junior section a structure and direction that will benefit them in several ways. Amongst the benefits of Clubmark accreditation are:
- Increasing membership and being able to demonstrate that clubs have addressed issues such as equality and child protection gives confidence to parents choosing a club for their children.
- The foundation for any club is its youth structure. By encouraging and attracting young members, clubs are building a strong future for themselves.
- Developing coaches and volunteers as part of the accreditation scheme, clubs are given help and advice in developing the skills of everyone involved in your club.
- Raising a club’s profile once accredited, clubs will be listed on the national database and in other sporting directories that will help them attract new members and to grow.
The Management Committee and coaching team have been working with Surrey Cricket Board over the last 3 years to put in place the policies, procedures and best working practices to reach the required level.
The following are the main documents which provide evidence that Sunbury Cricket Club is committed to maintaining a safe, child-friendly environment in which to offer some of the best Colt’s cricket coaching and development in the county.