ECB Clubmark Accreditation & Focus Club Accreditation
The Club was awarded ECB Clubmark Accreditation at the end of September 2010 and ECB Focus Club Accreditation in September 2011
The Club is one of a select number of cricket clubs across England and Wales to achieve ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
Achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation is an important step in confirming that the Club operates to a key set of core criteria and has in place good practice to ensure that we can deliver high quality community cricket in an environment that is safe, effective and child friendly.
The ECB, Kent County Cricket, Sport England and local partners recognise the hard work that the club has done in achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation. We would all like to express our thanks to the committee, coaches, colts and their parents but especially to RICHARD ARCHBOLD, our Development Manager, who's drive and effort has resulted the club in receiving this award.
It is now the responsibility of all club members and everyone involved with the club to maintain the high standards we reached and to continue with the best practice we have put in place as part of the ECB Clubmark process, so that we can continue to thrive as a community cricket club
An ECB Focus Club is in essence a geographic collaboration between the Focus Club (cricket club) and partnership schools/colleges, local community groups, businesses and sponsors
The scheme runs across the 39 County Cricket Boards in England and Wales there and Focus Clubs are selected by County Boards on the basis that:
- They are identified as a key deliverer within the County Cricket Board Strategic Development Plan.
- They are committed to delivery of junior development programmes and/or development activities with specific target groups (disability, women/girls, and ethnic minorities).
- They are able to access and utilise ECB, County Cricket Board and local development resources to support the delivery of their club development plan.
A cricket club that is designated a Focus Club is:
- Affiliated to the ECB via their County Cricket Board.
- Committed to achieving the objectives within ‘Building Partnerships’.
- Will work in partnership with ECB, the County Cricket Board, schools and the community to deliver high quality agreed outcomes.
- Has achieved or is committed to achieving and maintaining ECB Clubmark Accreditation evidencing that they are a safe, effective and child friendly club.
- Has a Club Development Plan that has been approved by the County Cricket Board and is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
Many thanks again to RICHARD who again was the driver for obtaining this accreditation
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone at the club in receiving these two highly acclaimed accreditations