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CLUB WELFARE OFFICERS (CWO)

Club Welfare Officers are essential for all clubs, regardless of whether they feature a junior section or not. CWOs are required to attend a Safehands course every 3 years and must renew their Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualification every 3 years.

CWOs must have a valid ECB DBS and can initiate and verify DBS applications for volunteers at their club.

OSCAs OUSTANDING SERVICE TO CRICKET AWARDS

The OSCAs recognise incredible coaches, young volunteers and lifetime achievers across 11 categories. County winners are invited to national events as well as being recognised locally.

The deadline for nominations in the 2020 OSCAs is 5pm on Friday the 10th of April and winners will be announced on the 31st of July.

For more information on the OSCAs including how to nominate your key volunteers, please contact Patricia on patricia.hankins@nccc.co.uk

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 Welfare Officer, they’ll be able to advise on what’s involved and how to initiate your application.

The roles within cricket that require a valid DBS are:

  • Club Welfare Officer
  • Volunteer Co-Ordinator
  • Coaches
  • Umpires/ Scorer
  • Age Group Manager
  • Open-Age Team Captain
  • Junior Supervisor
  • First Aider/Physiotherapist/Medical Support
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