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2011 / 2012 Clubmark Materials update available

We are pleased to announce that the annual winter updates of the ECB Clubmark folder and support resources are now available.

We have had some excellent feedback over the past year from both clubs and counties regarding improvements to the file, the new design certificates and the ECB Clubmark presentation frames, which have been very well received. We are constantly working to enhance ECB Clubmark and appreciate your positive feedback.

Copies of all of the updated Checklists and supporting documents and templates are available to download HERE.

Three significant updates have been made to the ECB Clubmark criteria. We believe these will give clubs more options whilst still ensuring appropriate standards are in place for junior cricket and that all of Sport England’s mandatory Clubmark criteria requirements continue to be met.

1. The ECB Clubmark Model Club Constitution template has been re-drafted and is accompanied by a new Guidance Note highlighting issues for clubs to consider. In addition, a new set of Model Cricket Section Regulations and accompanying Guidance Note for cricket sections that are part of a wider multi-sport club has also been added.

2. Coaches are no longer required to attend the Equity in Your Coaching course (previously criterion 3.3)

3. Clubs have the choice of either offering the parent / guardian of a junior member automatic non-voting membership or dealing with the behaviour requirements of parents and guardians by way of a stricter Code of Conduct for Club Members and Guests. (see criteria 1.5 and 3.6, Evidence File Checklist.)

For further details on the above, including a full list of new and updated support resources, click HERE.

Each club has a responsibility to keep up to date with the latest requirements, including submitting an Annual Health Check and re-accrediting on a three year basis.

Failure to meet the requirements may ultimately result in a club losing its accredited status so should you have any further queries or require additional support please consult the Clubmark FAQs or contact your ECB Clubmark Nominated Officer or county cricket board.

Clubmark is now the recognised quality standard in over 50 different sports and with around 1700 cricket clubs currently accredited and a further 750 working towards accreditation.

ECB Clubmark continues to thrive thanks to the continued commitment of clubs, players, parents and volunteers to maintain the core operational standards that help provide a safe and effective environment for junior cricket.