ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and shows that the club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members.
Clubmark accreditation also means the club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.
26 Cricket Clubs were accredited with Clubmark status in the 2022 season in Northamptonshire; 23 were reaccredited and 3 clubs were new to the scheme:
Reaccredits- Barby CC, Brigstock CC, Burton Latimer CC, Cogenhoe CC, Desborough Town CC, Finedon Dolben CC, Geddington CC, Horton House CC, Irthlingborough CC, Isham CC, Kettering Town CC, Kislingbury Temperance CC, Loddington and Mawsley CC, Northampton Saints CC, Old Northamptonians CC, Oundle Town CC, Overstone Park CC, St Crispins and Ryelands CC, Thrapston Town CC, Weekley and Warkton CC, Wellingborough OGs CC, Wellingborough Town CC, Wollaston CC
New- Brixworth CC, Middleton Cheney CC, Rushden and Higham Town CC
Every club should have an open, welcoming constitution, a club development plan, a club safeguarding officer and safeguarding policy as well as correct levels of insurance cover to become and Clubmark accredited club.
Clubs also need to be compliant on the Safe Hands management system:
The Safe Hands system is an on-line register of individuals in key roles, who are responsible for the management and running of club activities. It ensures individuals and volunteers have valid qualifications, shares information on DBS and Safe Hands qualifications and first aid and online Safeguarding Young Cricketers will be added in the future.
There are several benefit with utilising the Safe Hands system as it’s a user-friendly online system which is both accurate and accessible. It provides proactive management of safeguarding compliance with the legal requirements of members in key roles and their qualifications. System Compliance is also a benchmark to be proud of and provides access to free Club Liability Insurance for registered Clubs.