Ashford's Clubmark Accreditation
Ashford Cricket Club, Active Surrey and Clubmark
WHAT IS ACTIVE SURREY?
Active Surrey is co-ordinated by the Surrey Sports Partnership to deliver the Government & Sport England's seven-year national development programme "Active Sports". Active Surrey will target ten sports: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Girls Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby Union & League, Swimming and Tennis. Active Surrey's main aim is to help young people (aged 10-16) get more from their involvement in sport and encourage participation at quality local sports clubs.
Active Surrey involves Surreys clubs, Local Authorities, Education Services, Schools & Sports Governing Bodies, all working in partnership to give young people, local opportunities for participation, competition and skills improvement in a child-friendly and safe environment.
Active Surrey provides discounted training courses & workshops for Coaches and Club Officials to develop their knowledge, and the "Clubmark" Accreditation Scheme is used to support clubs and help raise their standards.
WHAT IS CLUBMARK?
Active Surrey is working hard to ensure that junior sports clubs are safe, effective and child-friendly through Clubmark, the new national club accreditation scheme from Sport England which is awarded in conjunction with existing National Governing Body (NGB) schemes.
Clubmark will ensure that clubs can continue to develop and offer children the best possible sporting opportunities, whilst allowing parents/carers to be confident that their children are attending a quality club.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has developed Sport England's Clubmark scheme specifically for cricket. It has been designed as a club development and accreditation scheme with a view to it being recognised by mparents, local authorities and schools as a quality mark that cricket clubs can achieve. It indicates that a club provides a safe, effective and child-friendly environment.
Ashford was one of the first clubs in Surrey to achieve Clubmark Accreditation in the 2004 season.
WHAT ASHFORD IS DOING?
Ashford Cricket Club (ACC) adopted new procedures and policies to meet the needs of cricket development in society today. These policies ensure that there is true equity in everything at ACC, that ACC provides a safe and child-friendly environment that parents can have confidence in and that parents, coaches, other volunteers and children alike all adhere to specific rules and codes of practice to ensure uniformity throughout the club. In addition, all Managers, Coaches, Umpires and Scorers have had a police CRB (now DBS) check performed.
The ACC General Committee produced and adopted a Colts Manager’s File for use by each of the Colts Managers within the club. These files contain the mandated policies, procedures and codes that were introduced plus other useful information for parents and coaches alike. The General Committee separately approved each of the policy documents, codes of conduct and job descriptions.
In addition, the Club maintains a Clubmark Evidence File which is a living document that will evolve. Please ask your child’s manager if you wish to see a copy, however, the relevant information for you and your child(ren) is included within the pre-season circular and/or fixture card.
ACC adopted all these policies and procedures so that they are firmly and formally incorporated into the Club’s "rules".
The relevant documents are all listed below. Click on any of the titles to view the document in full