Club Information & Policies 2018
Posted by Tim Rance on 30/01/2018 09:34
INFORMATION, POLICIES & GUIDELINES
Mickleover Sports Club, incorporating Mickleover Cricket Club and Mickleover Sports Football Club, was formed in 1948. Originally we played on a local community ground in Mickleover but moved to the present Station Road ground with its excellent club facilities for football and cricket in 1992.
Here at Mickleover Cricket Club we believe that the long term future of any organisation is held with the children of today, and so providing them with a safe, friendly environment is paramount to the future of our club. Our club should in turn offer local children the opportunity to be part of a successful team with emphasis placed on social skills, improving confidence levels and a love of cricket.
The Club has Under 17, Under 15, Under 13 and Under 11 teams, with a large number of young people from the age of 6 years and upwards being introduced to the game through KWIK Cricket.
NEW for 2018, Mickleover CC is running the new ECB All Stars Cricket Programme which provides boys & girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun! The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment. See the Summer Programme section for more details.
Up to date information regarding the club, including news, results, league tables and player statistics can be found on the club website at mickleover.play-cricket.com.
This document contains information about playing for the club and how to get involved, it also lists all our club policies, guidelines and codes of conduct.
The club extends a warm welcome to all players and their families. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact information on this site
If you are new junior member, please bring your completed registration form with you to Nets. For existing junior members you will be asked to sign a re-registration declaration stating that you are happy to re-sign for the upcoming season and that nothing has changed on your registration form. This will be available at Junior Nets. The club registration form is available on the home page of the website (http://mickleover.play-cricket.com )
- When: Tuesday nights
- Location: Derby Moor School
- Time: 6pm – 8pm
- Ages: U15, U13 & U11
- U11s group (Group A):
- Feb 6th, 20th,
- Mar 6th, 20th,
- Apr 10th.
- (note: 3 week gap as Apr 3rd is Easter Holiday and last year Derby Moor was shut)
- U13/U15 group (Group B):
- Jan 30th
- Feb 13th, 27th
- Mar 13th, 27th
Seniors & U17’s
- When: Monday nights
- Location: Derby Moor School
- Time: 7pm – 9pm
- Ages: Adults & U17s
Summer Programme (Training & Coaching)
Juniors – All Stars Cricket (NEW FOR 2018!)
All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.
- When: Friday 11, 18, 25 May; 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun; 6 Jul 2018
- Location: Mickleover Cricket Club Station Road
- Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
- Ages: 5 to 8 years.
- Cost: £40
- Booking: https://ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars/At/mickleover
Juniors – KWIK Cricket
- When: Wednesday nights from late-April to July 2018 (see website)
- Location: Mickleover Cricket Club Station Road
- Time: 6pm – 7pm
- Ages: 7+ (school years 3, 4 & 5)
Juniors – U11 & U13s
- When: Wednesday nights from late-April to July 2018 (see website)
- Location: Mickleover Cricket Club Station Road
- Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
- Ages: U10-U14 (school years 5, 6, 7 & 8)
Juniors – U15 & U17s
- When: Friday nights from late-April to July 2018 (see website)
- Location: Mickleover Cricket Club Station Road
- Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
- Ages: U15-U17 (school years 9, 10, 11 & 12)
- Commencing: late-April, Tuesday evenings
- Location: Mickleover Cricket Club Station Road
- Time: 6pm – dusk
Match Days – Juniors (D&DYL)
Sunday (10am start) U11’s (hard ball & semi hardball leagues)
Monday (6pm start) U13’s and U17’s
Thursday (6pm start) U15’s
Friday (6pm start) Kwik cricket festivals
Match Days – Seniors (DCCL)
For 2018 season:
- the 1st XI is in Division 3 (46 overs per innings, 92 over matches)
- the 2nd XI is in Divusion 8 (40 overs per innings, 80 over matches)
- the 3rd XI is in Division 10EC (40 overs per innings, 80 over matches)
Most matches take place on Saturdays with some played on a Sunday. Start times vary depending on the division and the time of year. Please refer to the website for up to dates fixtures.
Junior Section – Safeguarding Statement
At Mickleover Cricket club we believe that taking part in sport should be a positive and enjoyable part of our children’s lives. With this in mind we want to make sure that children are protected and kept safe from physical, sexual and emotional harm whilst they are with the club’s coaches, assistants, team managers, volunteers and whilst playing adult cricket.
To achieve this we have the following aims:
- Adopt best practice as specified in ECB Safe Hands Guidance by ensuring that all coaches, CSW and CWO have current Safe Hands Training and Certification.
- All volunteers who are involved with junior cricket have been DBS checked.
- Coaching sessions are run with ECB Level 2 qualified coaches & ECB Coach Support Workers.
- All coaches, assistants and volunteers will abide by all of the clubs policies.
- The club will encourage volunteers to stay up to date with cricket coaching and child protection issues.
- We will keep written records of attendance, parental consents, parent or guardian contact details and accidents.
- As a club we will always promote fair play and always play within the spirit of the laws of the game.
We have appointed Welfare Officers to deal with any concerns about physical, sexual or emotional abuse within the club.
Inclusion & Diversity Policy
Mickleover Cricket Club (“The Club”), in all its activities, is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in cricket, and to ensuring that its employees, members and all individuals working or volunteering for The Club, and participating in or watching The Club’s activities are treated fairly and are able to conduct their activities free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation.
To achieve this:
- The Club, in all it activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
- The Club will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse, or victimisation of individuals.
- The Club will endeavour to create access and opportunities for all those individuals who wish to participate, and are lawfully eligible to participate in all it activities.
- The Club will ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that its employees, members and volunteers adhere to these requirements and this policy.
- This policy is fully support by the Mickleover Cricket Club’s officers and management committee who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.
The Club will investigate any valid claims that are in breach of this policy and, where appropriate, will take the appropriate action as defined in the club constitution.
- In the event that any employee, member, volunteer, participant or spectator feels that he has suffered discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation, they should report the matter in writing to the management committee of The Club and address it to the Chairman, Vice Chairman or Secretary.
- Any such report should include: details of what occurred; when and where the occurrence took place; any witness details and copies of witness statements.
- If the accused individual is an employee, the management committee will regard the issue as a disciplinary issue and will follow Mickleover CIC’s employment disciplinary procedure.
- If the accused individual is a non-employee, the management committee:
- may decide to involve the Police, if deemed necessary (and has not already happened);
- may decide (at its sole discretion) to uphold or dismiss the complaint without holding a hearing;
- may decide (at its sole discretion) hold a hearing at which both parties will be entitled to attend and present their case;
- will have the power to impose any one of the following sanctions on any person found to be in breach of any policy:
- warn as to future conduct;
- suspend from membership;
- remove from membership;
- exclude a non-member from the facility, either temporarily or permanently;
- decline a non-member’s current and/or future membership application; and
- will provide both parties with written reasons for its decision.
- A party may appeal a decision of the management committee to the Derbyshire County Cricket Board in writing within 3 months of the decision.
- If the nature of the complaint is with regard to the management committee of the Mickleover Cricket Club, the complainant may report the complaint directly to the relevant County Cricket Board.
Child Protection Policy
Mickleover Cricket Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members.
A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club activity. We have adopted the English Cricket Board Safe hands Welfare of young people in cricket policy. The main principles of our child protection policy are that:
- The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration
- All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
- All suspicions and allegations of physical, sexual or emotional abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
- Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents or carers is essential.
We acknowledge that every child or young person who plays or participates in cricket should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor practice and abuse.
Mickleover Cricket Club recognises that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.
If you have any concerns about Child Welfare, please contact one of the Child Welfare Offers (CWO). This season, we have 5 CWOs (Head CWO: Phil Bennett (Head CWO); Assistant CWOs: Carol Rance, Faye Thomson, Lucy Blurton and Mandy Less). The CWOs will be available at most training sessions and matches. Please contact Phil Bennett if you are unable to find a CWO (his number is on the front page of this document).
Statement of intent
Mickleover Cricket Club is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our children so they can train, and play, in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our club. If bullying does occur, all children should be able to tell, and know, incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a TELLING club. This means anyone who knows bullying is happening is expected to tell someone who can do something about it.
What is bullying?
Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim.
Bullying can take many forms :
- Emotional: being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (for example: hiding kit, or making threatening gestures)
- Physical: pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence
- Racist: racial taunts, graffiti and/or gestures
- Sexual: unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments
- Homophobic: because of, or focusing on, the issue of sexuality
- Verbal: name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours and teasing
- Cyber: bullying behaviour online or via electronic communication (email and text, social media etc) Misuse of associated technology, such as camera and video facilities
Why is it important to respond to bullying?
Bullying hurts. No one should be a victim of bullying. Everyone has the right to be treated with respect. Children who are bullying also need to learn different ways of behaving.
Cricket clubs have a responsibility to respond promptly, and effectively, to issues of bullying.
Objectives of this policy
- All adults and children at the club should have an understanding of what bullying is
- All officials, coaching and non-coaching staff should know what the club policy is on bullying, and follow it when bullying is reported
- All children and parents should know what the club policy is on bullying, and what they should do if bullying arises
- As a club, we take bullying seriously. Children and parents should be assured they will be supported when bullying is reported
- Bullying will not be tolerated
Signs and Symptoms
A child may indicate, by signs or behaviour, that he or she is being bullied. Adults should be aware of signs and investigate if a child:
- Says they are being bullied
- Changes their usual routine
- Is unwilling to go to the club
- Becomes withdrawn anxious, or lacking in confidence
- Comes home with clothes torn or belongings damaged
- Has possessions which are damaged or go missing
- Asks for money or starts stealing money (to pay the bully)
- Has unexplained cuts or bruises
- Is frightened to say what’s wrong
- Gives improbable excuses for any of the above
In more extreme cases, the child:
- Starts stammering
- Cries themselves to sleep at night or has nightmares
- Becomes aggressive, disruptive or unreasonable
- Is bullying other children or siblings
- Stops eating
- Attempts or threatens suicide or runs away
These signs and behaviours could indicate other problems, but bullying is a possibility and should be investigated.
- Report bullying incidents to the Club Welfare Officer
- In cases of serious bullying, the incidents will be reported to the ECB Safeguarding Team for advice via the County Welfare Officer
- Parents should be informed and invited to a meeting to discuss the problem
- If necessary, and appropriate, police will be consulted
- The bullying behaviour or threats of bullying must be investigated and the bullying stopped quickly
- An attempt will be made to help the bully (bullies) change their behaviour
In cases of adults reported to be bullying cricketers under 18, the ECB must always be informed and will advise on action to be taken.
We will use ‘Kidscape’ recommended methods to help children prevent bullying.
These may include:
- Developing a children’s code of conduct (see guidance in ‘Safe hands’
- Agreeing behaviour contracts
- Having discussions about bullying and why it matters
Transport to Matches/Practice Sessions Policy
Mickleover Cricket Club policy is that parents or other responsible adults are responsible for transporting players to and from all matches and practice sessions and therefore the Club will not be registering Private Vehicles for the transportation of individuals in connection with any fixtures or practice sessions arranged by the Club.
The implementation of this policy is not intended to exclude any player from participation and parents or guardians should contact a Club Welfare Officer if they have any problems with the transportation of players to matches or practice sessions.
Wearing of Cricket Helmets by Young Players Policy
All young players who have not reached their 18th birthday must wear a helmet with a faceguard when batting and when standing up to the stumps when keeping wicket.
This policy applies to all adult & junior matches that use a “Hard” cricket ball.
In addition, any practice session using a “Hard” cricket ball involving a young player (under 18) must also wear a helmet with a faceguard whilst batting or standing up to the stumps as wicket keeper.
This policy includes any ‘free’ practice that may take place at the club in the nets or elsewhere at the club.
Any individual (coach/manager/team captain) taking responsibility for junior players must take all reasonable steps to ensure that this policy is followed at all times.
All young players and parents must be aware of and comply with the Helmet Policy.
The ECB asks that the Helmet safety is communicated to the parents or guardians of all young players through clubs and schools, and that young players are not allowed to bat or stand up to the stumps when keeping wicket against a hard ball without wearing a helmet.
Mickleover Cricket Club provides head protection (helmets) for junior players which is compliant with the latest British Standard which is BS7928:2013. Any player providing his or her own equipment should ensure that it meets this standard. Note there are differences between helmets used for junior & senior cricket with junior helmets accommodating the smaller junior ball. Junior players MUST NOT wear a senior helmet whilst playing with a junior ball (U11 & U13 age groups).
Please see https://www.ecb.co.uk/concussion-in-cricket/helmets for more information about cricket helmets and head protection.
Video, Photography & Social Media Policy
Following ECB best practice, Mickleover Cricket Club has created this policy relating to the use of cameras during matches, training sessions and on other club occasions.
- As part of your sign up/registration to Mickleover Cricket Club, you will be given the option to opt into photography/videoing by selecting the checkbox on the registration form.
- If no consent has been given for a child on the player profile form, then it is to be made known to the relevant person of the other team (e.g. coach/team manager) so the appropriate person/s taking photographs for the other team is/are aware and can avoid taking photographs of that particular child
- If a professional is present to photograph/video a match: the children & parents will be informed a person will be taking photographs and given the option to opt out.
- The children will be informed that if they have concerns they can report these to the coach or team manager
- Concerns regarding inappropriate, or intrusive, photography should be reported to the Club Welfare Officer and recorded in the same manner as any other child protection or safeguarding concern
Use of images of children (for example on the web, in the media or in league handbooks), including broadcast on social media platfoms:
- Facebook is used as a communication tool to provide information to/from and manage junior teams. These groups must be “closed” Groups, meaning that Mickleover Cricket Clubs administers group membership such that only parents/carers, young players & club officers have access to the Groups.
- For the junior (private) club Facebook Group (which is a closed Group which can only be seen by authorized members) : team managers & parents/carers may publish appropriate content without specific permission from parents/carers (unless the child has opted out of photography/video). Parents/carers and/or the young player may ask for an image to be removed at any point.
- For any public image: parent/carer and the young players permission must be sought to use the child’s image and, wherever possible, show the image to the parents and child in advance. This ensures that they are aware of the way the image will be used to represent cricket and the club .
- If the cricketer is named, avoid using their photograph and if a photograph is used, avoid naming the child.
- Only images of children in appropriate kit (training or competition) must be used.
- Any concerns over the use of inappropriate use of images must be reported to the Club Welfare Officer.
Using video as a coaching aid:
- From time to time, our coaches may use Video analysis as part of our coaching programme. Any material taken in connection with coaching, must be stored securely and deleted or destroyed when a parent requests this, or when the material is no longer needed.
- Parents/carers and children must provide written consent for the use of photography and video analysis. This is included in the registration forms where an option to opt out is given.
Social Media, Text & Email Policy
Mickleover Cricket Club has adopted the ECB best practice for Social Media, Text & Email. A copy of the ECB guidelines & best practice are reproduced below.
Social Media, when used properly, is exciting and opens up a lot of opportunities, but at times it can seem strange and even intimidating for people who did not ‘grow up’ with it. Facebook, Twitter, texting, Blackberry messenger, online gaming and personal emails are everywhere. By following some simple guidelines potential pitfalls can be avoided, and Social Media can be safely used as a promotional tool and a means of communication for the club.
Club Officials / Coaches / Managers
Facebook and Twitter accounts are great for promoting your club and cricket in general, as well as being a fun way to unwind and stay in touch with friends: it is essential to keep these two worlds separate. You should have separate cricket-club related and personal pages; all contact with players should be through the former, and strictly in relation to training, coaching, matches and cricket related activity. You should also adjust the privacy settings for your personal account so that content is only visible to accepted ‘friends’. This will keep younger players safe from material that may be unsuitable for them, and will reduce the risk of your online interactions from being viewed with suspicion.
Although younger players may see you as a friend, and may request to be your ‘friend’ on a social media site, you should direct them to the cricket- club related page and keep all contact professional. What they might consider innocent, friendly contact may not be seen as such by their parents, people at the club and others.
It is also important to be mindful of any content you post online via the cricket-club related page; remember:
You are representing the club
Your communications should conform to ‘Safe Hands’ policy and guidance. Ensure that nothing you post could cause personal distress or be seen as inappropriate for children.
If you wouldn’t put it on the club notice board, it doesn’t belong on the club’s social media pages
You should have consent before posting any personal information online – this includes photographs where an individual can be identified. Remember the picture/no name guidance for under 18s
If you are in charge of a social media page for your club, league, panel etc., further guidance has been provided by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU): http://www.nspcc.org. uk/Inform/cpsu/resources/briefings/social_ networking_services_wdf69029.pdf.
Texts and emails: contacting Under 18 players
The Children Act defines a person under 18 years as a child
You should make arrangements for under 18s via their parents or carers; this includes text and email messages.
It is understood that in the case of over 16’s this may not be ideal for yourself or the parents. An acceptable exception to this rule is to text or email the parent and to copy in the 16 or 17 year old, with the parent’s prior consent. This means the parent is able to monitor communications, but the 16 or 17 year old receives the information directly. If you receive any responses from that appear inappropriate they should be brought to the attention of the parent or carer.
You should not engage in individual text or email conversations with a 16 or 17 year old without their parent receiving the same messages from you.
All contact with children should be in relation to coaching, matches and cricket-related activity.
Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts Coaches / Managers / Clubs DO
Have separate social media accounts for cricket-club related and personal use.
Keep your photos and personal information private.
Apply the Codes of Conduct and appropriate professionalism to your behaviour online, by text and email.
Obtain consent before posting any personal information online – this includes photographs where an individual can be identified. Remember the picture/no name guidance for under 18s
Coaches / Managers / Clubs DO NOT
Send text messages to juniors – make arrangements via their parents.
Send private messages to children and young people via social media.
Invite or accept children and young people to become “friends”.
Send inappropriate text messages or post messages on social media that are offensive, nasty or derogatory in any way.
Adult players in Open Age teams
Please be mindful of who may have access to material you share via social media, including Facebook, twitter and other platforms.
If you have concerns regarding social media, texts and emails
If you suspect that someone is using social media in an unsafe or inappropriate manner, you should report their behaviour to your Club Welfare Officer, the County Welfare Officer, or the ECB Safeguarding team – email email@example.com
Managing Children Away from the Club
In any given season, as many as 50 per cent of matches can be played away from the club and that’s without tours and festivals or similar events. For a club to be able to demonstrate its duty of care to the children in its team/s a robust generic protocol needs to be able to fit all occasions.
This section covers children being taken away from the club’s home ground.
All club policies apply including transport; photography/video; anti-bullying; social media, text & email; child protection.
A team manager, who is responsible for the match/event, will be appointed.
- When the match/event will take place – date, time of departure and estimated time of return
- Where the match/event is to, including the destination and venue
- Where the meeting points will be, at home and at the away venue
- Staffing arrangements, including the name and contact details of the Team Manager responsible for the match/event
- Kit and equipment requirements
- Reminder about sun block and appropriate clothing for weather (cold/hot)
- Arrangements for food and drink – will there be refreshments there or bring your own.
- Will any money be needed (e.g. for a BBQ at the location or drinks etc)
- Be responsible for the team upholding all club policies and follow club guidance as appropriate.
- Ensure that he/she has contact details for all parents/carers for all Children attending the match/event.
- Ensure that he/she knows of any medical conditions and/or special needs of the Children attending the event and is comfortable with how to manage any situation which may arise as a consequence of the condition (e.g Asthma attack)
- Ensure that there is someone in attendance who has attended at least an emergency first aid course
- Bring appropriate equipment to the match/event including any required cricket kit and a first aid kit (appropriately stocked).
- Ensure that he/she and others involved in the team have required vetting checks in place.
Captains of senior teams have the same responsibilities as Team Managers for junior matches and should in addition ensure that the policies on Transporting to/from matches and Club Changing Policy are followed.
Cricket Tours, National Competitions
As these are rare at our club, the Team Manager responsible for the event will undertake the required planning and communicate with parents/carers about the specific event using the ECB guidance on “Managing Children Away from the Club”.
Club Changing Policy
All ECB affiliated cricket clubs must have a Changing Policy: Mickleover Cricket Club has adopted the ECB recommended guidance for changing policy.
This policy applies to the arrangements to be made for adults, and children, using changing facilities. The Club will, wherever possible, make arrangement so that children and adults do not use the same changing facilities at the same time.
Best practice principles to be adopted by clubs, wherever possible, are as follows:
- Adults must not change, or shower, at the same time using the same facility as children - if the same changing room is used then they must have different times
- If adults and children need to share a changing facility, they must do so at different times.
- Mixed gender teams must have access to separate male and female changing rooms
- Due to the risks of inappropriate photography or filming, mobile phones must not be used in changing rooms
If children are uncomfortable changing or showering at the club, no pressure will be placed on them to do so. If they prefer they may change and shower at home.
ECB Missing Children Guidelines
Mickleover Cricket Club has adopted the ECB Missing Children Guidelines, which are reproduced below:
If a child, for whom your club has responsibility, goes missing, the following guidelines have been devised to clarify the actions to take:
- Ensure other children in your care are looked after appropriately while you organise a search for the child concerned
- Inform the child’s parents, if they are present at the event, or nominate an appropriate person to telephone them and advise of the concern. Reassure them you are doing all you can to locate their child. Remember the child may contact the parents directly so this action is very important
- Organise all available responsible adults by areas to be searched. It is best to take a short time to organise the search properly so that all places are searched fully
- Send searchers immediately to any exits to the venue to ensure the child has not left, and to any obvious potential danger spots such as nearby lakes or rivers.
- Search the area in which the child has gone missing including changing rooms, toilets, public and private areas and the club’s grounds
- Request all those searching to report back to a nominated adult at a specific point
- This nominated person should remain at this reference point and make a note of events, including a detailed physical description of the child. This should include approximate height, build, hair and eye colour as well as the clothing the child was wearing and where and when they were last seen. All this will be required by the police. If the search is unsuccessful you should then contact the police
- A report should go to the police no later than 20 minutes after the child’s disappearance is noted, even if the search is not complete
- If the police recommend further action before they get involved, follow their guidance
- If the police act upon the concern, always be guided by them in any further actions to take.
- At any stage when the child is located, ensure you inform all adults involved including the parents, searchers and the police if, by then, they are involved
- All missing child incidents MUST BE notified at the very earliest opportunity to the Club Welfare Officer, who must immediately notify the County Welfare Officer, and they must then notify the ECB Safeguarding Team
Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests
Mickleover Cricket Club has adopted ECB guidelines for its code of conduct, which are reproduced below.
All Members and Guests of this Cricket Club will:
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket
- Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
- Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed
- Display high standards of behaviour
- Promote the positive aspects of cricket, for example fair play
- Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, always respecting the decisions of match officials
- Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
- Recognise good performance not just match results
- Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance
- Ensure activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
- Respect children’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket
- Not smoke, drink or use banned substances while working with children in the club
- Not provide children with alcohol when they are under the care of the club
- Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any other relevant guidelines issued
- Report any concerns in relation to a child, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
- Members and guests include all members and officers of the cricket club and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch/attend/participate/ officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.
In addition to the above, all club officers and appointed volunteers will:
- Have been appropriately vetted, if required
- Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
- Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private, or unobserved, situations and encourage an open environment) NB This includes the online world – club officers and volunteers are actively discouraged from online or other electronic communication with children – any such communication should be via parents.
- Inform players and parents of the requirements of cricket
- Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children”
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with young players, based on mutual trust and respect
- Ensure physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young player’s full consent and approval
- Not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly forbidden, as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines. These recommend “people in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”
- Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially with respect to the safeguarding of children
Subscriptions for 2018
£120 per year
£10 per month (over 12 months)
Juniors (U11 – U17)
£120 per year
£10 per month (over 12 months)
£240 per year
£20 per month
(over 12 months)
£10 per year
£3 per coaching session
£10 per match (seniors)
£8 per match (juniors)
Match Fees cover the cost of umpires, scorers and tea on a breakeven basis
Juniors (U11 – U17)
No charge (members)
£5 per match (non-members)
Junior games are included in the subscription.
New players are allowed to play for the club for 2 games before joining.
£2 per match
Children are encouraged to turn up and play on a “pay as you go” basis.
Match fees are payable to the team captain (seniors) or team manager (juniors) on the day of the match. The captain or manager may assign another responsible individual to collect the fees. Please help by bringing the right money and ensuring you have paid your match fee before leaving the match.
The preferred method for receiving subscriptions is monthly by standing order. Attached to the back of this document is a standing order instruction which can be used to setup a standing with your bank/building society. It also is pre-filled out with our bank account details so that you can use the details to setup payments using electronic or telephone banking.
Your payment reference is unique to you to allow us to identify payments from you. Your reference number should be created as follows:
Membership Type - Surname - Your Player Number
- Membership Type is one of “SENIOR”, “JUNIOR”, “FAMILY”
- Your surname is your surname (please abbreviate if you surname is too long)
- Your player name is your player number which is assigned to you (for family memberships you can use any one of your member player numbers, we will account for your family using this information).
For a junior member with a surname “SMITH”, player number 99 the reference would be:
- Regular players must be members of the cricket club and pay a full subscription.
- Regular players are defined as
- For seniors, those that play for the club more than 3 times in a season.
- For juniors, those that attend more than 2 coaching session (free period) and/or play more than 2 games.
- There is no reduction for players that do not attend winter or summer net/training.
- Players may join the club at any time during the season, but must pay their full subscription to be eligible to play the following year (i.e. they must pay £120 every rolling 12 months – they cannot pay £10 per month from April to September, then take a break, then start paying again the following April
Reviewed & Updated: 4 March 2018 by Tim Rance
Change Made By
30 Jan 2018
Updated pack to include club polices in this document. Updated with 2018 training information
4 Mar 2018
Added “Inclusion & Diversity Policy” to the document as part of Clubmark Planning Review