ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and is licensed from Sport England as part of their wider Clubmark scheme.
ECB Clubmark shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means your 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.
To obtain accreditation, clubs are asked to provide evidence that they meet a series of criteria. This is done by loading documents onto an online portal and by demonstrating good practice at a site visit conducted by an allocated Club Support Officer. A copy of the criteria can be found HERE
Accreditation lasts for 3 years at which point the club will complete a re-accreditation exercise. In the intervening 2 years there is a requirement to complete an annual health check to maintain accreditation.
2016 was a transitional year for Clubmark as we prepared to move the old paper-based accreditation to a new online club portal, which will eventually also include wider support and development tools for all clubs.
This new system launched in early 2017, initially to those clubs due to re-accredit during 2017 followed shortly afterwards by those who had previously expressed an interest in joining the scheme. Those clubs who are due to re-accredit in 2018 and 2019 were given access in early June so that they could complete their annual health check.
If your club is currently not Clubmark accredited but you are interested in applying, want to register your interest or just have a general question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org your name and club details.
Need some training to get volunteers and coaches up to speed ready to submit the evidence through the online platform?
Click Here to request a login for the free of charge Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers Course - FREE OF CHARGE (45mins to complete) - Expires every 3 years - All coaches must have an in date certificate
Click Here to become an All Stars Cricket Centre - Inspire and attract the next generation of 5 to 8 year old cricketers at your club.
Click Here to register for a place on Welfare Officer Training (Safe Hands) - £30 course fee (3hr attendance based course) - Expires every 3 years - All clubs must have a welfare officer and assistant where feasible.
Click Here to register a place or two for First Aid Training - Cost Varies on course undertaken (3hr course is sufficient for cricket coaches) - Expries every 3 years - All coaches must have an in date first aid certificate.
Need more helpers and coaches to run junior training? Train up parents, helpers and other volunteers at your clubs to help on junior training times. The Coach Support Worker Course, is a 4hr course and is perfect for anyone 16 + to learn some skills about assisting at clubs. Cost of the course is £50 - Click Here to book onto the next availabe course.
Any helper, manager, coach, umpire involved with junior cricket at your club must have an up to date ECB DBS Check. This is very simple to obtain, simply Click Here to request a pack. - FREE OF CHARGE - Expires every 3 years