Club Safeguarding Officers are essential for all clubs, regardless of whether they feature a junior section or not. CSOs are required to attend a Safehands course every 3 years and must renew their Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualification every 3 years.
CSOs must have a valid ECB DBS and can initiate and verify DBS applications for volunteers at their club.
Any questions regarding welfare or safeguarding can be directed to our County Safeguarding Officer Dave Weston.
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STEELBACKS IN THE COMMUNITY OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO CRICKET AWARDS
The Steelbacks in the Community Outstanding Service to Cricket awards was introduced in 2021 and is an expansion of the ECB Grass Roots Cricket awards and also incorporates the ECB Coaches awards. We recognise incredible coaches, young volunteers, schools and lifetime achievers across our 13 categories.
The 2022 deserving winners were:
Coach of the Year – Daniel Austin
Heartbeat of the Club – Michael Greener
Lifetime Achiever – Tim Keeber
Making Cricket Accessible – Thrapston CC
Outstanding Contribution to Coaching – Glenn Thompson
Pro Active Leadership in Cricket – Ben Hartley
Young Coach of the Year – Fay Robinson
Young Volunteer (Age 19-25) – David Hornby
Young Volunteer (Ages 14-18) – Iris Kirk
Young Volunteer (Ages 14-18) – Hannah McDade
National Programme Activator – Olivia Belcher
School of the Year – Crick Primary School
Coaching Club of the Year – Kettering Town CC
Official of the Year – Colin Megennis
Groundsman of the Year – Mark Toseland
Nominations are sorted in Spring time for the work the individual has done in the previous season, with the winners being invited to the awards ceremony in July/ August.
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The Steelbacks Family is a really simple concept, anyone who contributes to cricket in Northamptonshire is part of the family. You may be a local player or a club volunteer or one of our County players or supporters, for example we have some supporters around the world who only get to watch the team on Youtube but they’re still part of the ‘Steelback Family’
Certain achievements within the family are specifically recognised for example the Steelbacks In the Community outstanding service awards. Individuals recognised will be presented with a Steelbacks Family Pin Badge which they can wear with pride.
Each county has a Grounds Association which supports all grounds staff.
Northamptonshire’s County Pitch Advisor is Dave Goodjohn who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Northamptonshire Cricket Grounds Association Facebook group.
This online process is free for volunteers and can be arranged through your Club Safeguarding Officer, they’ll be able to advise on what’s involved and initiate your application.
The roles within cricket that require a valid DBS are:
- Club Safeguarding Officer
- Volunteer Co-Ordinator
- Umpires/ Scorer
- Age Group Manager
- Open-Age Team Captain
- Junior Supervisor
- First Aider/Physiotherapist/Medical Support
Annual DBS renewals-
- Applicants will receive an email from the DBS team every 12 months
- As long as no new information is detected then the applicants clearance will continue for a further 12 months
- If nothing has changed since the certificate was issued or last re-checked, then NO ACTION is required on the applicants behalf.
- Individual has option to opt out of annual DBS renewals within 25 days