CLUB DEVELOPMENT PLAN. 2015~2018.
To ensure that Cleckheaton Cricket Club continues to develop as a successful and
respected club within the Bradford Cricket League, and wider cricketing community.
To provide competitive, high quality cricket for both adults and juniors whilst developing current facilities and providing a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere in which to participate.
• To promote an excellent atmosphere and supportive structure for all senior and junior players to develop and play within.
• To continue to challenge for titles and trophies through all three senior teams.
• To provide opportunities for juniors to sample and progress in to senior teams.
• To continue to develop a family atmosphere throughout the Senior Section that is both friendly and supportive.
• To encourage closer ties between 1st and 2nd teams and develop a senior squad rather than two separate teams.
• To provide quality coaching sessions for age groups under 9’s through under 17’s.
• To develop these sessions so they are progressive and fun for all involved.
• To encourage junior participation in these sessions in local schools via Chance to Shine.
• To nominate and encourage junior players to push for and succeed in playing for local and County representative squads.
• To encourage young cricketers to enrol on coaching, umpiring and scoring courses.
• To encourage young cricketers to participate in sub committees allowing them to influence any future developments within the junior section.
• To continue to encourage female participation within all age groups.
• To develop an excellent working relationship via Chance to Shine using coaches provided by Shaun Fox
through his Legacy Project to the following schools:
1. Scholes First School, 2. Hartshead First School, 3. Whitechapel Primary School, 4. Howard Park Primary School,
5. Whitcliffe Mount Secondary School, 6. Spen Valley Secondary School.
• To ensure all current coaches are providing a quality service.
• To encourage other club members to enrol on coaching courses.
• To increase parent participation on practice night and within the Cricket Club.
• To improve the playing surface and add wickets to the square therefore providing the opportunity for more people to play.
• To invest in current facilities, including the redevelopment of the changing rooms.
• To continue to invest in ground maintenance equipment in conjunction with Cleckheaton Sports Club.
• To continue the recruitment of female players from the local or wider community.
• To continue to offer the facilities to disabled cricketers and disabled tournaments and to build on the number and success of these events.
• To encourage participation of all, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability.
INTERNAL COMMUNICATION & OWNERSHIP:
Club members, supporters, sponsors and players are primarily informed of matters regarding the club and upcoming events via several sources; the club website, posters on the clubhouse and changing room notice boards. Verbal communication is another method of informing people and the Club’s AGM or management committee meetings. The Cleckheaton Sports Club, which encompasses the cricket section, now produces a quarterly publication containing news of all the Club’s sports. Development planning is currently carried out by the Cricket Development Sub Committee, comprising of Dave Worrall (Chairman), Robert Speight (Secretary), Keith Johnstone (Treasurer), Ian Gatenby (Junior Chairman), and John Wood (1st Team Captain). This committee represents a good cross section of the Club's management committee whilst being small enough to focus on the clubs future development plans. All sub-committee recommendations will be discussed at three-weekly cricket committee meetings of the entire committee. Wider communication will be facilitated by the AGM and club website.
The Local Community is kept informed of arising matters, events and individual and team performances by the Club's website, local press, posters, and by word of mouth. The Club has a good working relationship with Steve Archer, the Yorkshire Cricket Development Officer, who has actively assisted the Club with development planning. Upon completion of the plan it will be posted on our website and posted on notice boards around the sports club and pavilion.
CRICKET DEVELOPMENT GROUPS:
Robert Speight who is currently the Club Development Manager will continue to attend District Development meetings and provide feedback to the management committee. He will also attend “Focus Club”,“Chance to Shine” and “Club Mark” meetings and report back to the management committee. The Club is currently used for a number of bodies within the cricketing fraternity, these include; YCB, Bradford Cricket League, Bradford Junior Cricket League, Umpires Association, Institute of Groundsmen meetings to name but a few.
ONE TO ONE CLUB MEETINGS:
The club has full access to the Yorkshire Cricket Development Officer, who provides advice and guidance as required.
Cleckheaton Sports Club Executive Committee:
Comprising of; President, Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Registration Secretary, Rugby Chairman, Cricket Chairman and Bowls Chairman.
Cleckheaton Cricket Club Committee (A section of CSC)
The cricket section works through the following committees and sub committees:
• Cricket club management committee
• Junior committee
• Youth team managers sub committee
• Development plan sub committee
• Fundraising sub committee
FREQUENCY OF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
Annual General Meeting convenes once per year.
CSC executive meets monthly.
CCC committee meets three weekly throughout the year.
Junior section meets as required.
Youth team managers meet twice a year.
Fundraising sub committee meets as required.
The Club Secretary prepares agendas, writes and distributes meeting minutes via email to all committee members. He is also in charge of Clubmark Accreditation, Chance to Shine and any work required relating to the Border Agency and Inland Revenue.
The club treasurer provides monthly financial statements and management accounts.
The junior committee runs the day to day operation of the junior teams, coaching and fundraising. It prepares structured plans for juniors moving in to senior cricket and development plans for junior teams.
Written documentation is available to all members on request. The Club’s websites are updated regularly with news, notices and match reports.
PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CLUB:
President Bob Shackleton, Chairman Dave Worrall, Secretary Robert Speight, Treasurer Keith Johnstone, Junior Chairman Ian Gatenby,
Fundraising Chairman Kevin Mitchell, Junior Development Officer Ian Gatenby,
Child Welfare Officer Nicola Gatenby, Scorers Robert Speight, Polly Asquith – Brown,
Umpires Keith Johnstone, Marcus Walmsley, Committee Members: John Wood, Chris Dobson,
Lloyd Campbell, Steve Midgley, Kevin Mitchell, Kevin Brown, Maxine Speight, Antony Lee.
Under 17’s team officials Ian Gatenby
Under 15’s team officials Russell Noble
Under 13’s team officials Anthony Lee
Under 11’s team officials Ian Gatenby
Under 9’s team officials John Wood, Ian Gatenby
CLUB TEAM DETAILS:
1st X1 Finished 1st in BCL 1st Division in Seasons 2013 and 2014.
2nd X1 Participated in BCL 2nd teams 2nd Division.
3rd X1 Finished mid table in Wakefield Cricket Union.
Under 17’s Played in Heavy Woollen Jjunior League.
Under 15’s Played in Heavy Woollen Junior League.
Under 13’s Played in Heavy Woollen Junior League.
Under 11’s Played in Heavy Woollen Junior League.
Under 9’s Played in Bradford Junior League.
Several junior players have attended representative nets and development squads. The club has also nominated players to attend representative trials, from these some have gone on to represent Yorkshire at County age group level.
Last season we had seven boys represent the club at District Boys Level and 2 boys represent Yorkshire at County Level.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Cleckheaton Cricket Club (the Club) acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any cricket activity. We subscribe to The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) child protection and best practice policy and procedures and endorse and adopt the policy statement contained in that document.
The key principles of the Club’s Child Protection Policy are that:
The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration.
All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents or carers is essential.
We acknowledge that every child or young person who plays or participates in cricket should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor practice and abuse. The Club recognises that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.
The Club has a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. It is noted and accepted that the ECB’s child protection regulation (see The Safe Hands Booklet) applies to everyone in cricket whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. This includes those who are a volunteer, match official, helper, cricket coach, club official or member of the medical staff.
The Club endorses and adopts both the ECB’s child protection and best practice guidelines for recruiting volunteers and will:
Develop a role profile.
Request identification documents.
As a minimum meet and chat with the applicant(s) and where possible conduct interviews before appointing.
Request and follow up with two references before appointing.
Require an ECB Criminal Record Bureau Enhanced Disclosure where appropriate in line with ECB guidelines.
All current Club members with direct access to children and young people will be required to complete a CRB Enhanced Disclosure or self-declaration form via the ECB CRB Unit or Child Welfare Officer. If there are concerns regarding the appropriateness of an individual who is already involved or who has approached us to become part of Club, guidance will be sought from the ECB. It is noted and accepted that the ECB will consider the relevance and significance of the information obtained via the CRB Enhanced CRB Disclosure and that all decisions will be made in the best interests of children and young people.
It is accepted that the Club aims to prevent people with a history of relevant and significant offending from having contact with children or young people and the opportunity to influence policies or practice with children or young people. This is to prevent direct sexual or physical harm to children and to minimize the risk of ‘grooming’ within cricket.
The Club supports the ECB’s whistle blowing policy. Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can ‘whistle blow’ by contacting the Club’s Child Welfare Officer. Current contact details are shown below or by going directly to the police, social services or the NSPCC. The Club encourages everyone to know about this and utilise the policy if it is necessary.
The Club has appointed a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) in line with The ECB’s role profile and required completion of the child protection and best practice workshop. The post holder will be involved with designated person’s training provided by the ECB. The CWO is the first point of contact for all club members and parents or guardians regarding concerns for the welfare of any child or young person. They will liaise directly with the YCB Child Welfare Officer and will be familiar with the procedures for referring any concerns. They will also play a proactive role in increasing an awareness of poor practice and abuse amongst club members.
The Club acknowledges and endorses the ECB’s identification of bullying as a
category of abuse. Bullying of any kind is not acceptable at our club. If bullying does occur, all players, parents or guardians should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly. Incidents need to be reported to the CWO, a member of the committee or, in cases of serious bullying contact the YCB Welfare Officer.
Codes of conduct for players, parents or spectators, officials and coaches have been implemented by the Club. In order to validate these codes of conduct the club has clear sanctions to deal with any misconduct at club level and acknowledges the possibility of potential sanctions which may be implemented by leagues or the ECB in more serious circumstances. All prospective members will be informed of these codes.
ECB CLUB INCLUSION & DIVERSITY POLICY
CLECKHEATON CRICKET CLUB, in all its activities, is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in cricket, and to ensuring that its employees, members and all other individuals working or volunteering for Cleckheaton Cricket Club, and participating in or watching Cleckheaton Cricket Club’s activities are treated fairly and are able to conduct their activities free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation.
CLECKHEATON CRICKET CLUB
• in all its activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably against on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
• will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of individuals.
• will endeavour to create access and opportunities for all those individuals who wish to participate, and are lawfully eligible to participate, in its activities.
• will ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that its employees, members and volunteers adhere to these requirements and this policy.
• This policy is fully supported by the Cleckheaton Cricket Club’s officers and management committee who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.
Cleckheaton Cricket Club is committed to the investigation of any claims when brought to its attention, of discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, and reserves the right to impose such sanction as it considers appropriate and proportionate, where such is found to be the case.
• In the event that any employee, member, volunteer, participant or spectator feels that he has suffered discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation, they should report the matter in writing to the management committee of Cleckheaton Cricket Club.
• Any such report should include: details of what occurred; when and where the occurrence took place; any witness details and copies of any witness statements.
• If the accused individual is an employee, the management committee will regard the issue as a disciplinary issue and will follow Cleckheaton Cricket Club’s employment disciplinary procedure.
• If the accused individual is a non-employee, the management committee:
- may decide (at its sole discretion) to uphold or dismiss the complaint without holding a hearing; may (at its sole discretion) hold a hearing at which both parties will be entitled to attend and present their case; will have the power to impose any one or more of the following sanctions on any person found to be in breach of any policy: (a) warn as to future conduct; (b) suspend from membership; (c) remove from membership; (d) exclude a non-member from the facility, either temporarily or permanently; and (e) turn down a non-member’s current and/or future membership application; and will provide both parties with written reasons for its decision.
• A party may appeal a decision of the [management committee] to the relevant County Cricket board by writing to the relevant County Cricket Board within 3 months of Cleckheaton Cricket Club’s decision being notified to that party.
• If the nature of the complaint is with regard to the management committee of the Cleckheaton Cricket Club, the complainant may report the complaint directly to the relevant County Cricket Board.
This policy will be reviewed periodically by the Cleckheaton Cricket Club in consultation with the England and Wales Cricket Board Limited.
CODE OF CONDUCT ~ SET OF RULES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Using the Code of Conduct for Club Members and Guests, and after consultation with the junior members at the cricket club, the Club has created this specific code of conduct for their junior members relating to their time at the cricket club. The guidance below may also help.
Cleckheaton Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members.
Cleckheaton Cricket Club firmly believes that it is important all its members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the Club should at all times show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club with Nicola Gatenby (Child Welfare Officer - 01274 875267)
As a member of Cleckheaton Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following Junior Code of Practice:
All members must play within the rules, and respect officials and their decisions.
All members must respect the rights, dignity, and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background, and religion.
Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach or team manager.
Members must pay any fees for training and events promptly.
Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the Club at competitions.
Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or take drugs of any kind on club premises or whilst representing the Club. This Code of Conduct is a set of rules for Young People.