What is Clubmark?
Clubmark is a Sport England initiative that provides a 'kitemark' of quality for sports clubs. Its purpose is to identify and acknowledge those clubs that have shown that they are properly and efficiently managed, that provide a safe environment for young players to learn and enjoy their sport, and that have a high standard of equity and ethics towards all members. Clubs that have gained Sport England Clubmark status are therefore nationally recognised as being run in a safe, effective and child-friendly manner.
How is Clubmark status achieved?
Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
- Duty of care and safeguarding children
- The cricket programme
- Knowing your club and its Community – One Game
- Club management
Why is Clubmark important?
As well as ensuring that the latest child protection standards are being met, each club that gains accreditation will:
- be better organised as a club
- be networked into local and national sports organisations that can provide further support to Clubmark clubs
- be promoted in their local community and on a national database
- be better placed to succeed in any future funding applications
Clubmark demonstrates to partners, parents and young people that Clubmark accredited clubs are:
Active - getting the best out of young people
Accessible - giving everyone a sporting chance
Accredited - the Sport England mark of high quality
To find out more, visit the Clubmark website at www.clubmark.org.uk
Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Clubmark Accreditation
Gidea Park & Romford CC was one of the first clubs to receive ECB/Sport England ClubMark accreditation back in 2004 and successfully achieved re-accreditation in September 2008. This accreditation is fully integrated with the Club's child protection policy.
This sends a positive message to the local community, schools, community groups, local authorities and other local funding agencies about the quality and safety of the Club's junior section.
The Club has also appointed Dave Pasola as Club Welfare Officer. The Club Welfare Officer is the first point of contact for anyone at Club level who has a concern about Child Welfare and Protection. Dave can be contacted may using the following link and selecting Club Welfare Officer:
Contact Club Welfare Officer
Dave's contact details are also available here for members only.
More information on ECB ClubMark can be found on the ECB's website here.
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ECB Fast bowling match directives
ECB Fielding regulations for young cricketers
ECB Guidelines for junior cricketers playing in adult matches