Construction Colleges

Do you need help building a new score box, laying a new patio, renovating a changing room or simply revamping a tired old pavilion, but the quotes you have sourced are way too expensive and there is nobody at the club who can help?

Why not get in contact with your County Board and outline a project which your local construction or agriculture college may be able to carry out.

The first SLA was signed by Derby College with the support of the Derbyshire Cricket BoardAs part of NatWest CricketForce students and staff from Construction Colleges and Departments in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Gloucester, Essex, Warwickshire and Yorkshire have helped at a number of participating clubs to build disabled ramps, fitting kitchens, decorating club houses, building side screens, tiling showers, and plastering changing room walls.

In 2011 a number of colleges in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Gloucestershire have signed a Construction College SLA to further help cement and establish links between colleges and County Boards in order for clubs to reap the benefits.

The partnership between County Boards and Construction Colleges also allows students to gain much needed on site practical experience.

David Leighton, ECB National Club Programmes Manager, said: "It's fantastic to have so many Colleges fully engaged with NatWest CricketForce. Students from the construction departments have really made an impact on the development and refurbishment of cricket club facilities.

"With all these colleges on board, more clubs in these counties are able to take on projects they could not previously manage, such as building access ramps and improving changing facilities, which benefit all existing and future cricket club members."

To help cricket clubs we’ve created the templates below to help you begin the process to start working with Construction Colleges:

If you want to find out more about the benefits of cricket clubs working with Construction Colleges then read about the experiences of these clubs in Leicestershire:

Blaby Village
Electricity Sports
Fleckney Village