ClubmarkThe English Cricket Board operates a cricket club accreditation scheme ‘Clubmark’ to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure. Ansty CC registered under the Clubmark scheme back in 2003 and was accredited in June 2004, the second club in Sussex to achieve Clubmark accreditation.ECB Clubmark accreditation demonstrates that Ansty CC is prioritising junior development, and creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket. Since 2004 Ansty CC has successfully completed four reaccreditation exercises, in 2007, 2010, 2013 and again in 2017.As part of the reaccreditation process we are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan. The four themes are:•Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children•The Cricket Programme•Knowing your club and its Community – One Game •Club ManagementDuty of Care and Safeguarding ChildrenAnsty CC is committed to ensuring that all children who play cricket have a safe, positive and fun experience, whatever their level of involvement. Safeguarding in cricket is based upon the concept of providing an enjoyable cricket environment that is tailored to the needs and requirements of children.The Club has a duty of care to ensure the safety and welfare of any child involved in related activities, to safeguard them and protect them from reasonably foreseeable forms of harm. Safeguarding is about all of us acknowledging that this duty of care exists, and it is about us putting practical measures in place, in our own locations, to minimise the likelihood of foreseeable harm arising.Some of the Child Safeguarding requirements are driven by national legislation. The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) is a new organisation which will work with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) in relation to vetting every person who works with, or wants to work with children or vulnerable adults.The Cricket ProgrammeThe Cricket Programme (the combination of coaching, training and competition) is designed to assist young players to realise their potential. Delivering a competitive cricket programme is vital for young people as it is one significant reason why many join a club in the first place. In 2016 Ansty CC will deliver competitive cricket for the following age groups:Youth Cricket: Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12 Under 13, Under 14 and Under 15Girls Cricket: Under 13 and Under 15We will also deliver weekly cricket practice sessions across all of these age groups and at the Under 6 to Under 8 level. Ansty CC is also committed to offering the best coaching environment and helping all its young players realise their potential. Coaching staff have a key role in establishing an appropriate coaching environment and creating a successful playing programme. Ansty CC works to ensure that all coaches are trained to appropriate levels and that the activity undertaken in the club reflects best practice in the development of young people.The Club currently has 33 qualified cricket coaches, many of whom are actively involved in the delivery of its 2013 cricket programme:•ECB Level 2 Coach Award (or equivalent)13•ECB Level 1 Coaching Assistant (or equivalent)20Knowing Your Club and its Community - One GameOne Game is the ECB project aimed at widening the appeal of cricket to ensure as many people as possible are welcomed into the game at all levels regardless of age, race, ability, gender, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.Ansty CC has adopted ECB’s policies for:•Equality of Opportunity (Equity Statement); and •Conduct (Code of Conduct - Members and Guests and Code of Conduct – Young People)Club ManagementAnsty CC recognises that well managed are more likely to be successful. We are looking at ways in which we can improve the ways in which we keep volunteers and members well-informed with better communication. Ansty CC is also planning for the future by improving the quality of playing facilities for its members through:•The development of the second ground at Ansty (offering a new artificial and six fine turf pitches) has allowed the Club to deliver the majority of its cricket programme from its main site in Deaks Lane, Ansty. It will also allow the Club to expand its cricket programme through a new Men’s 4th XI and Ladies cricket.•The building of a new clubhouse and changing facilities at Ansty to ECB/Sport England specifications, working in partnership with the Ansty & Staplefield Parish Council, the Ansty Village Hall Trust and the Ansty Sports and Social Club. The project will seek planning permission for the proposed development in the spring of 2016.
Ansty CC Inclusion & Diversity Policy 2017
Ansty CC Safeguarding Policy 2017
Ansty CC Social Media Policy 2017
Ansty CC Anti-Bullying Policy 2017
Ansty CC Guidelines for dealing with Incidents and Accidents