We’re Clubmark Accredited!
Holmbridge Cricket Club has been awarded the ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs which shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation shows that our 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. It is only available to clubs with well managed, safe junior sections and clubs who are able to create a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
It is built around a set of core, nationally recognised criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
Clubmark aims to make sure the nation's sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful and stands for higher standards of welfare, equality, coaching and management in community sports Clubs.
It marks Holmbridge CC out as one of the best in the country and that our Club provides the right environment for everyone involved, ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy cricket and remain involved throughout their lives.
What are the benefits of Clubmark?
Clubmark is a development journey, not an end result. It gives us, along with clubs up and down the country, a best practice framework to adopt and maintain, thereby ensuring that Holmbridge remains a high quality, well run club.
There are many benefits to Clubmark.
- Clubmark provides recognition for high quality Clubs.
- The club’s development of clear goals and objectives can be communicated to all Club members and the wider community. This highlights the Club’s focus and ambition for the future and provides a solid foundation for us as we grow.
- By analysing the work that is done behind the scenes, Clubmark ensures all training is up to date and the Club is operating at its best.
- Adopting more organised systems and structures will help the Club run more efficiently and effectively.
- By addressing issues such as equity and child protection, we can increase parents confidence when they are choosing a club for their child to play cricket.
- Clubmark will assist us with the recruitment of new members.
- Members can be sure that Holmbridge CC is a well-managed Club, striving to offer the best in coaching and sports development.