Clubmark Re-Accredited 2015

Secretary: Robert Speight (01274 724412)

Child Welfare Officer.
Antony Lee
Holme Bank, Stunsteads Road, CLECKHEATON, BD19 3DA.
Telephone: (01274) 959569. Email:
The Pavilion, Moorend, CLECKHEATON. BD19 3UD
Phone: (Club) Cleckheaton (01274) 873410

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ClubMark benefits clubs in a number of ways such as:

* Support from your CDM and County Cricket Board * Support from your Local Authority Sports Development Officer * Support from your County Sports Partnership
* Help with long term planning * Help promote your club to the local community * Help with advice and applying for grant aid * Developing coaches and volunteers *

Priority for grant aid sources such as the Community Club Development Fund.

The ClubMark logo can be carried on any Club literature/promotional materials confirming their commitment to a safe child friendly junior section which will appeal to:
* Local Parents * Local School Teachers * Local Community Groups * Funding Agencies * Local Authority Sports Development Teams * Commercial Sponsors.
Club Constituion

The facilities at Moorend include turf wickets for playing and practice.
The ground has no artificial non-turf practice wickets, but it is hoped to acquire grants in the future
to provide at least 2 quality turf practice wickets for both junior and senior players’ use.

Covered practice nets have been a recent acquisition. The quality of the square is excellent.

Our groundsmen, both active members of Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), won in 2011 the prestigious award of
“National Volunteer Groundsmen of the Year” at their Conference & Awards Ceremony held at the Reebok Stadium.

The club owns 3 mowers used in the preparation of wickets and the upkeep of the outfield
and a “brand new” mechanised heavy roller, plus manual medium and light rollers. It also owns
a tractor which additionally enables the Cricket Club to properly maintain the ground during the winter and early spring.

Attachments for the tractor have enabled the club to carry out much additional work on both the field and square.

During the cricket season the club has the exclusive use of two cricket changing rooms which comply with ECB standards,
and an Umpires’ changing room. If necessary, a further three changing rooms are available when not being used by the
Rugby Union section of the club. En-suite showers are available in the home changing room while ample further showers
are available on the ground floor. Toilets are situated on the ground floor of the changing rooms.

Planning permission is currently being sought that will hopefully see a major renovation of the present dressing rooms being carried out which will see the addition of better hanging facilities together with more showers and improved toilets.

In 2012, the scoreboard, which was originally built in 1954, was totally refurbished and electronics were
installed leaving the Club with a fully electronic scoreboard.

Double sight screens, on both sides of the ground, were refurbished over the period between 2013 and 2016 with the
help of Nat West Cricket Force’s deal with Jewson's which enabled the Club to acquire the required materials and equipment.

In 2015 an additional “container” was acquired to securely house the newly purchased heavy roller and other ground keeping equipment.

New heavyweight covers were purchased during 2014.
This means that the Club now has sheets available capable of covering both the wicket and run ups.



The name of the Club is Cleckheaton Cricket Club, hereafter referred to as "the Club". The Club shall be affiliated to the
England and Wales Cricket Board through the Yorkshire Cricket Board and be members of the ECB Bradford Premier Cricket League.


(a) To foster and promote the sport of cricket at all levels within the community and within the sport, providing
opportunities for recreation,coaching and competition.

(b) To manage the Cleckheaton Cricket Club.

(c) To ensure that all members, playing and non-playing, abide by the ECB Code of Conduct which incorporates the
Spirit of Cricket, the rules and regulations of the ECB Bradford Premier Cricket League, and the Laws of Cricket.

(d) To ensure a duty of care to all members of the Club by adopting and implementing the ECB ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s
Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any future versions of the Policy.

(e) To ensure a duty of care to all members of the Club by adopting and implementing the ECB Cricket Equity Policy and
any future versions of the Policy.

(f)To encourage all members to participate fully in the activities of the Club.


(a) Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport of cricket on application regardless of sex, age,
disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs. However, limitation of membership according
to available facilities is allowable on a non discriminatory basis.

(b) The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non discriminatory and fair basis. The Club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating.

(c) Application for membership of the Club shall be by completion of a membership application form and by payment of the relevant subscription fee as determined by the Annual General Meeting of the Club.

(d) No person shall be eligible to take part in the business of the Club or eligible for selection for any club team unless the appropriate subscription has been paid by the specified date or membership has been agreed by the Committee.

(e) The Club Committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the
Club or cricket into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made to the Committee who shall appoint an
Appeals Committee to hear the appeal.

(f) All members will be subject to the regulations of the Constitution and by joining the Club will be deemed to accept these
regulations and any Codes of Conduct that the Club has adopted.
The Constitution shall identify those members eligible to vote at any General Meetings.


There shall be seven classes of membership available. These are:

Full Member
Family Member
Lady Member
Senior Citizen
Child under 16-years

A list of members in each category shall be maintained by the Sports Club Subscription Secretary.


The Officers of the Club shall be as follows:

Child Welfare Officer
Club Development Officer
Club Captains



All Officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Club from, and by, the members of the Club.
All Officers shall be elected for a period of one year,
but shall be eligible for re-election to the same office or to another office the following year.


The affairs of the Club shall be conducted by a Management Committee (the Committee) comprising the Executive Officers
of the Club and other members elected from, and by, the Full Members of the Club.
Only these members of the Committee shall be entitled to vote at Committee meetings.
The Committee shall have powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary
and to co-opt advisers who may be non Club members invited to advise on specialist subjects.

An elected Committee member ceases to be such if he or she ceases to be a member of the Club, resigns by written notice,
or is removed by the Committee for good cause after the member concerned has been given the chance
of putting their case to the Committee. Appeal against removal may be made to the Appeals Committee.
The Committee shall fairly decide time limits and formalities for these steps.

The Committee will be convened by the Secretary and shall meet at agreed intervals and not less than six times per year.
The quorum required for business to be agreed at Committee meetings shall be four.

The duties of the Committee shall be:

a) To control the affairs of the Club on behalf of the members.

b) To keep accurate accounts of the finances of the Club through the Treasurer.
These should be available for reasonable inspection by members and should be audited before every Annual General Meeting.
The Club shall maintain a current bank account and the following Officers shall be authorised to sign club cheques:
Any two from the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.

c) To co-opt additional members of the Committee as the Committee feel is necessary.
Co-opted members shall not be entitled to a vote on the Committee and shall serve until the next Annual General Meeting.

d) To make decisions on the basis of a simple majority vote. In the case of equal votes,
the Chairman shall be entitled to an additional casting vote.

The Committee has the power to:

1) acquire equipment, coaching, training and playing facilities.

2) provide coaching, training, and medical treatment.

3) take out insurance for employees, players, guests and third parties.

4) raise funds by donations, sponsorship, and advertising.

5) open bank accounts.

6) set aside funds for special purposes or as reserves.

7) invest funds in any lawful manner.

8) employ and engage staff and others and provide services.

9) co-operate with or affiliate firstly to any bodies regulating or organising the sport of cricket
and secondly any club or body involved with cricket and thirdly with government and related agencies.

10) do all other things reasonably necessary to advance the aims and objectives of the Club.

NONE of the above powers may be used other than to advance the aims and objectives in a manner consistent with the Rules
and the general law.


The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held not later than the end of December each year.
21 clear days written notice
of the Annual General Meeting shall be given to members by circulating a copy of the notice to every member
at their home or email address and posting the notice on the club notice board.
Members must advise the Secretary in writing of any other business to be moved at the Annual General Meeting at least 14 days
before a meeting.
The Secretary shall circulate or give notice of the agenda for the meeting to members not less than 7 days before the meeting.

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be to:
a) Confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting and any
General Meetings held since the last Annual General Meeting.
b) Receive the audited accounts for the year from the Treasurer.
c) Receive the annual report of the Committee from the Secretary.
d) Elect an auditor.
e) Elect the Officers of the Club and Management Committee Members.
f) Transact such other business received in writing by the Secretary from members 14 days prior to the meeting
and included on the agenda.

Nominations of candidates for election of Offices
shall be made in writing to the Secretary at least 14 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting date. Nominations can only
be made by Full Members and must be seconded by another Full Member.

Special General Meetings may be convened by the Committee or on receipt by the Secretary of a request in writing
from not less than six Full Members of the club. At least 21 days notice of the meeting shall be given.

At all General Meetings, the Chair will be taken by the Chairman or, in his/her absence, by a deputy appointed by Full Members
attending the meeting. Decisions made at a General Meeting shall be by a simple majority vote from those Full Members
attending the meeting.
In the event of equal votes, the Chairman of the meeting shall be entitled to an additional casting vote.

A quorum for a General Meeting shall be 25% of the Full Membership and Officers of the Club.
Each Full Member of the Club shall be entitled to one vote at General Meetings.


Any proposed alterations to the Club Constitution may only be considered at an Annual or Special General Meeting,
convened with the required written notice of the proposal. Any alteration or amendment must be proposed by a Full Member of
the Club and seconded by another Full Member. Such alterations shall be passed if supported by not less than two-thirds of those
Full Voting Members present at the meeting, assuming that a quorum has been achieved.


All club monies shall be banked in an account in the name of the club.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the finances of the Club and for providing a report on the financial position as required by the Committee.
The Treasurer shall ensure that the Club maintains adequate and appropriate insurance to cover the activities of the club.
The financial year will end on 31st March.
The Treasurer will present an audited statement of annual accounts at the Annual General Meeting.
Any cheques drawn against Club funds should hold the signatures of any two of Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer.


(i) The funds of the Club cannot be used for the direct or indirect private benefit of members other than as reasonably
allowed by the Rules and all surplus income or profits shall be reinvested in the Club.

(ii) The Club may also in connection with the sports purposes of the Club:
(a) sell and supply food, drink and related sports clothing and equipment.
(b) employ members and remunerate them for providing goods and services, on fair terms set by the Committee without the person concerned being present.
(c) pay for reasonable hospitality for visiting teams and guests.
(d) indemnify the Committee and members acting properly in the course of the running of the Club
against any liability incurred in the proper running of the club.


All complaints regarding the behavior of members should be lodged in writing with the Secretary.
The Committee shall appoint a Disciplinary sub-committee who will meet to hear complaints within 14 days
of a complaint being lodged. Any member requested to attend a Disciplinary sub-committee
shall be entitled to be accompanied by a friend or other representative and to call witnesses.

The Committee (or its sub committee)has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action,
including the termination of membership.

The outcome of the disciplinary hearing shall be put in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against
whom the complaint was made within 14 days following the hearing. There shall be a right of appeal to the Committee against
either the finding or the sanction imposed or both following disciplinary action being taken.
The Committee shall appoint an Appeals Committee (a maximum of three) which shall not include members involved with the
initial disciplinary hearing but may include non members of the club.
The Appeals Committee shall consider the appeal within 7 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.
The individual submitting the appeal shall be entitled to be accompanied by a friend or other representative and to call witnesses.
The decision of the Appeals Committee shall be final and binding on all parties.

Disciplinary action taken against members regarding discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, parental
or marital status, pregnancy, religion of belief, or sexual orientation, together with harassment, bullying, abuse,
or victimisation of individuals will be dealt with through the Club’s “Inclusion & Diversity Policy”


The Club hereby adopts and accepts this Constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions of all members.




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.


Senior Teams:
• 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.

Junior Section:
• 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.

Schools Coaching:
• 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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

• 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.


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.


All Members and Guests of Cleckheaton Cricket Club will:

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket.

Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status,
religious belief, class or social background,, sexual preference, or political belief.

Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.

Display high standards of behaviour.

Promote the positive aspects of cricket. eg. Fair Play.

Encourage all participants to learn the laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of the match officials.

Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations, and arguing with match officials.

Recognise good performances not just match results.

Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance.

Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience, and ability of the individual.

Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket.

Not smoke, drink, or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club.

Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club.

Follow ECB guidelines set out in the "Safe Hands ~ Cricket's Policy for Safeguarding Children", “One Game ~ Inclusion and Diversity in Cricket”
and any other guidelines issued.

Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB.

In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:

Hold relevent qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance.

Always work in an open environment (ie. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment.)

Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket

Know and understand the ECB's 'Safe Hands ~ Cricket's Policy for Safeguarding Children'.


In accordance with Clubmark requirements and ECB ‘Safe Hands’ Policy, the Club recognises the need for a robust Volunteer Recruitment Policy.

The Club regularly identifies among Club members and Parents of juniors,
the need to recruit volunteers to contribute to the ongoing development of both junior and senior sections of the club.

The Club follows ECB recommendations as to which roles require CRB checks.

The Club is mindful of the fact that too demanding a procedure is likely to result in volunteers changing their minds,
and the committee reserves the right to decide on the level of ‘interview’ and ‘references’
it chooses dependent on its existing knowledge of the potential volunteer.

A long-standing player or parent, therefore, will be recruited in a different way to a complete stranger.
In either case, the Club recognises that Child Welfare is paramount, and will act accordingly.

The Recruitment Policy identifies the following procedure:

After deciding what volunteers are required within the Club we will

1. Identify individuals to fill these roles.
2. Confirm their suitability for the role.
3. Explain the remit and limitations of each role.
4. CRB/Self Declaration as required.
5. Organise course attendance as required.
6. Ensure a mentor or overseer, certainly initially.

If the volunteer is unknown to the club, these extra steps will be added.

1. Explain the process and why.
2. Establish previous experience.
3. Identify previous club and reason for the move.
4. Contact previous club for reference.
5. Monitor progress.

Other steps will be taken as seen fit by Child Welfare Officer or Committee.
Nicola Gatenby ( Child Welfare Officer March 2014 )