ECB Clubmark

ECB Clubmark is evolving…

We are currently in the process of creating a club development framework, which incorporates ECB Clubmark within its design. The aim of the framework is to reduce bureaucracy and allow more clubs to access the most relevant support to enhance sustainability and improve provision for all involved.

The 12-month period from October 2015 to October 2016 represented a year of transition from the current system to the new. Thank you to the Clubmark clubs who completed their Clubmark Annual Health Check during this period and to the County Cricket Boards (CCBs) for supporting the process. 

A full list of all clubs that currently hold Clubmark is available to download (PDF).

Keep up to date

We will keep County Cricket Boards informed as the new system develops. Clubmark clubs will be notified directly, with other clubs being updated through their CCBs and via the ECB website and Club Support Newsletter throughout 2016.

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Interim Clubmark management

Please note: ECB is responsible for full administration of Clubmark during 2016. You should only contact your CCB regarding your club’s 2015 Clubmark submission.

Clubmark re-accreditation

ECB Clubmark accredited status lasts for three years. However, the emphasis is on clubs maintaining ECB Clubmark standards on an ongoing basis.

Every third year an accredited club is normally required to review its ECB Clubmark Evidence File using an evidence file checklist and a further site visit is conducted. Due to the fact that 2016 is a Clubmark transition year, the following has been agreed:

Clubs due to re-accredit in 2016, 2017 and 2018 will each be given a one-year extension to their existing award and will be required to maintain a revised online Annual Health Check process to ensure standards are maintained. All of this is managed centrally by ECB via Find out more about the Annual Health Check.

The 2017 and 2018 Annual Health Check will be managed through the new online system.

Keep reviewing and improving

It is important that clubs continue to set and maintain high standards and remain true to the principles and practices of Clubmark. You should take every opportunity to reflect on the purpose of your club, review operational practice and procedures as well as acknowledge and champion existing good practices that make a real impact.

To access resources to help you develop your club, please visit our Club Support section.

Be part of the new future

If you are interested in applying to join the new club development framework (CDF) to access support and/or for national club accreditation (Clubmark), please send through your details with an expression of interest (EOI) to

Please note that beyond an initial acknowledgment, active support for the new process will not be available to EOI clubs until early 2017 when support programmes will be in place.

Thank you for your understanding during this transitional period.

Annual Health Check

Annual Health Check

The ECB Club Annual Health Check is a yearly check to ensure clubs are maintaining ECB Clubmark standards and delivering on development goals.

Find out more

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