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Rewarding and recognising your cricket volunteers

Saying thank you to your cricket volunteers can really help to make people feel appreciated and part of the club, team or league. There are a number of ways to reward and recognise those volunteers who have gone above and beyond. 

NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs)

The NatWest OSCAs are a series of awards which recognise the amazing work carried out by volunteers at the grassroots of the game.

Categories include:

  • Get the Game On
  • Heartbeat of the club
  • Leagues and boards
  • Lifetime achiever
  • NatWest CricketForce
  • Officiating and scoring
  • Young volunteer 

Across the 39 counties each will hold their own individual events and nomination processes for which you can nominate volunteers from your local community with all the winners invited to the national event each year at Lord's. 

Find out more about the NatWest OSCAs.

vInspired online awards

The vInspired online awards recognition scheme recognises the hours and skills of young volunteers and enables them to create a downloadable social action CV.

The awards at v10, v50, and v100 reflect the hours spent volunteering. vInspired also run a national awards programme and young people can be nominated through an online portal.

Find out more about the vInspired online awards.

Local Authority and County Sports Partnerships

Many Local Authorities and County Sports Partnerships run their own local sports awards. It is not only a great way of rewarding and recognising your volunteers but will also boost your club's profile with the community.

To find out more please get in touch with your Local Authority Leisure Services or Sports Development Unit or find the contact for your County Sports Partnership. 

Club events

The big events are great but it’s often the club-based events that really make the difference to your volunteers. Whether it is the players making an end-of-season meal for everyone, or including volunteers in the end-of-season awards, it can really make your volunteers feel a key and valued part of the club.

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