Clubmark Success across Wales
The ECB's Clubmark has been fully embraced by 104 clubs up and down Wales who have renewed or registered for the first time in 2022.
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 also means a club is recognized 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.
Three clubs share their impressions of how it helped them in 2022:-
Luke Butler: Pembroke CC
Going through Clubmark helped us realize that what we were doing was already a lot of the good stuff. In many ways it help us tidy up a lot of our documents and polices into one place and make them more user friendly for others to access. It proved as much to ourselves that we are doing the right things and definitely was a good exercise to do."
Lara Morris: Maesteg Celtic CC
"As a club this has given us awareness of the obligations that are now expected of us, eg safeguarding and has helped us also to promote the lcub to a young audience by promotions on social media. Here we have advertised to the community that we a safe place for young people and this has given parents a lot of confidence in us."
Nick Husbands: Marchwiel & Wrexham CC.
We’re really pleased to have successfully regained our Clubmark certification this year. We have managed to successfully grow both our All Stars and Dynamos programmes this year. This is now allowing us to enter an under 11’s team for 2023 for the first time in a number of years which over the course of time will feed younger player into our senior teams.