Club & Facility ManagementA toolkit to support cricket club with everything from the day to day running of a cricket club, larger scale projects and more.
Project Development – Concept to Completion
Practical guidance for cricket clubs planning to undertake new pavilion projects and alterations to existing facilities.
We recommend that any club that has plans to undertake large scale projects contacts the GCF at the outset. There are unforeseen criteria, such as technical specifics that facility projects will need to meet in order to satisfy funders such as, the ECB and Sport England. An awareness of this information from the beginning will save clubs time and money.
In addition, our aim is to help and support club through such projects and ensure the club futureproofing its facility for years to come.
Cricket Surface Types
Cricket clubs and providers aim to offer and maintain high quality playing surfaces for their membership.
This guide will support your club with achieving the best possible surfaces (fine turf, non-turf and indoor practice facilities) regardless of the size of your club.
Energy & Water
An overview of the steps a cricket club can take to reduce its energy and water consumption.
Check out these top tips that can help your club save money.
We have witnessed first hand in Gloucestershire of the devastating effect flooding can have on a cricket club and the damage it can cause to pavilions and grounds.
Affected clubs will find advice and support for these situations, whether it be significant damage to buildings and machinery or deposits of sediment and waste on outfields and squares.
As changes to our climate occur there may be occasions when clubs need to operate under a drought restriction order.
If your club is operating under a drought restriction order, you should carry out a full risk assessment of your cricket square.
Serving Food & Drink
The social aspect of any cricket club is so important to its survival and longer term sustainability.
This guidance is designed to support club volunteers, who are heavily relied upon to deliver this area within clubs, to run the food and drink operation effectively and efficiently.
If your club plays recorded music it is considered public performance and requires your club to obtain a licence from the Performing Right Society for Music (PRS) and the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL).
Examples of playing recorded music include, through a phone/tablet/computer, TV, radio or at live events held at your club.
This support guide will better a club volunteer’s understanding of tax areas that are relevant to cricket clubs.
It is recommended that clubs seek their own independent professional advice before committing to a particular course of action.
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC)
This guide will aid club volunteers understanding of a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) and its benefits.
We recommend that clubs seek their own independent professional advice regarding CASC and other legal structures.
Clubs will always aspire to be better and part of that is having control of their future and managing their own facilities. Changes of circumstances may result in your club undergoing an asset transfer process.
The ECB have produced a toolkit to provide guidance to cricket clubs, which are considering embarking on an asset transfer of their facilities.
Help guides for cricket clubs and leagues to make sure practices for handling, storing and using personal data are up-to-date and compliant with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) law.
A wonderful resource from the Grounds Management Association (GMA) which has been designed specifically for cricket club volunteers to find practical guidance on maintaining and developing their ground.
Step by step guides and video content will help club groundskeepers maintain facilities by season (pre, during, post), develop methods and techniques and improve knowledge surrounding machinery, equipment and materials.
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Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager
Now in his exciting role as Club Development Manager, he is responsible for leading the team of club development staff and working closely with cricket clubs across the county to provide direct support with the aim of creating sustainable clubs for the future. Furthermore, Scott leads youth competitions and the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and sits on a number of GCF Development Groups and Committees.
Scott is a big Plymouth Argyle FC fan and plays his cricket at Dumbleton.