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CLUB SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS (CSO)

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.

safeguarding@nccc.co.uk  |  07780 067692

OSCAs OUSTANDING SERVICE TO CRICKET AWARDS

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 2021 deserving winners were:

Young Volunteer of the Year (14-18)- Niamh Garratt and Lilly Smith of Cogenhoe CC

Young volunteer (19-25) – Ashley Scott of Northampton Saints CC

Coaching club of the year- Overstone Park CC

Officials award- Terry Owen

Coach of the Year- Peter Stead of Spencer Bruerne CC

School of the Year- The Bliss Charity School

Making Cricket Accessible- Lisa Irons of Geddington CC

Young Coach – Chris Simons of Overstone Park CC and Brixworth CC

Grounds person of the year award- Scott Russell

Pro Active Leadership- Dave Weston of Spencer Bruerne CC

Heartbeat of the Club- Matt Baker of Heyford CC

Outstanding Contribution to coaching- Nick Dalziel of Weekley and Warkton CC

Lifetime Achiever- Richard Steff of Boughton CC

 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.

For more information on the SITC OSCAs please contact Patricia on patricia.hankins@nccc.co.uk

STEELBACKS FAMILY

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.

GROUNDS ASSOCIATION

Each county has a Grounds Association which supports all grounds staff.

Northamptonshire’s County Pitch Advisor is Dave Goodjohn who can be contacted on david.goodjohn@nccc.co.uk

Join the Northamptonshire Cricket Grounds Association Facebook group.

ACO - ASSOCIATION OF CRICKET OFFICIALS

The ACO represents scorers and umpires across the county.

County specific information is available here, or more general information about the various ACOs is available here.

DBS - DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE

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
  • Coaches
  • 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
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