The club provides opportunities for young people between the ages of seven and eighteen to receive coaching and participate in competitions. All coaching is by qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people.
The club is ECB Clubmark accredited, which is awarded to cricket clubs by the England and Wales Cricket Board when the cricket club is able to demonstrate that it meets the Clubmark criteria across four areas: Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children; the Cricket Program the club offers, Sports Equity and Ethics and Club Management. Clubmark is an acknowledgement that a club takes these issues seriously and that it is striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in cricket.We also recognize the extra vulnerability of our younger members and consequently are very pleased, as a club to fully adopt and endorse the ECB policy “Safe Hands – Welfare of Young People in Cricket.”
We are pleased to be able to offer Kwik Cricket and Hardball coaching sessions for both boys and girls in school years 2 to 6 (ages 7 to 11 approximately) and school years 7 to 13 (ages 12 to 18) respectively. All sessions will be run by ECB qualified coaches and appropriately CRB approved assistants.
Kwik Cricket is a softball version of cricket played by children of all ages up to the final year at junior school. It is an excellent way for youngsters to learn and practice the basic rudiments of the game in comparative safety.
Coaching sessions for the 2013 season will be run on Saturday mornings from early May starting at 09.30 finishing at 11.00. These sessions will run throughout the summer up to the end of August. There will be a small charge of £2 per child per session towards our running costs.
Further information can be obtained from Junior Development Manager Paul Harris on 01206842589 or 07891798239 or by e-mail on email@example.com.
Please note that we shall require parents/legal guardians to complete an application form for each child. These forms will be available either on the day or can be downloaded from our club website. For the safety of your child it is important that the club is informed of any medical condition or allergies that may be relevant should your child fall ill or be involved in an accident at the club. Our Junior Membership Annual Subscription/Registration Fee is £10 and this should be paid at the beginning of the season.
We welcome parents/carers and guardians to all training and competitions and value your support. Arrangements should be made for your child to travel to and from training sessions and matches. We would appreciate it if children can arrive promptly and are collected promptly at the end of the session, if they are not making their own way home. If you are going to be late picking your child up, please either ensure that you advise one of the training team or telephone the Club on the main number 01206 271969.
We firmly believe that cricket should be played with dignity and within the spirit of the long standing traditions of the game. To this end we ask all those associated with the Club to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times. The Club has produced a series of acceptable codes of conduct which clearly set out our standards in this regard.
Please take the opportunity to read and discuss with your child the Code of Conduct/Set of Rules for Young People. We also wish to draw your attention to the Code of Conduct for Members and Guests which the Club has adopted and rigorously applies. Both of these documents can be found on our website and within the club handbook.
In 2013 we shall be entering teams into the North Essex Cricket League at both under 11 and under 13 age groups. Additionally our Kwik cricketers will be entered into all the tournaments run in North Essex and we shall also be hosting our own tournament. Full details of fixtures and tournaments can be found on the website and in the club handbook. Please note that a match fee of £2 will be payable for participation in all the forms of cricket.