ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and is licensed from Sport England as part of their wider Clubmark scheme.
ECB Clubmark shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means your 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.
The Clubmark logo can be carried on any club literature and promotional materials, which confirms their commitment to a safe, child friendly junior section which will appeal to:
• Local Parents
• Local Schools
• Local Community Groups
• Funding Agencies
• Local Authority Sports Development Teams
• Commercial Sponsors
To obtain accreditation, clubs are asked to provide evidence that they meet a series of criteria:
• Proactive Leadership & Direction
• Welcoming Atmosphere
• Inspiring & Diverse Offer
• Ensuring Every Person Matters
This is done by loading evidence onto an online portal and by demonstrating good practice at a site visit conducted by an allocated Club Support Officer.
Accreditation lasts for 3 years at which point the club will complete a re-accreditation exercise. In the intervening 2 years there is a requirement to complete an annual health check to maintain accreditation.
There are currently (Dec 2017) over 1800 accredited cricket clubs across England & Wales, with a further circa 250 working through the process.
If your club is currently not Clubmark accredited but you are interested in applying, want to register your interest or just have a general question, please contact:-