Clubmark is the ECB’s national accreditation and is used to create a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs 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.
Here in Gloucestershire, we have 57 ECB Clubmark accredited clubs, which is a growing number year on year. The summer of 2022 saw the addition of 7 newly accredited clubs – Bristol United Banks CC, Frampton Cotterell CC, Huntley CC, Lydney CC, Poulton CC, Quedgeley & Hardwicke CC, and Ullenwood Bharat CC.
For any clubs thinking of working through the accreditation, please do get in touch to discuss this further. Should you decide to enrol, your club will be allocated a Club Support Officer who will be on hand to help and support you through the accreditation.
“ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs that has raised the standards of delivery, safeguarding and programmes.
These higher standards of safeguarding, equity, coaching and management ensures cricket clubs are safer, stronger and more successful. Here in Gloucestershire, we have a growing number of clubs who are Clubmark accredited. This demonstrates how they provide the right environment for their members, which encourages everyone to enjoy our wonderful game and stay involved throughout their lives.”
What does it mean to work towards and achieve ECB Clubmark?
ECB Clubmark intends to build upon the current practices within your club. Each cricket club that registers to work towards ECB Clubmark will approach the process in a different way and be embarking on the process from different starting positions.
ECB Clubmark takes this in to account, allowing you to work through the process at your own pace, utilising existing polices and procedures within your cricket club.
The accreditation gives your club an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices within your club. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a club development plan.
The emphasis of ECB Clubmark is self-help. It is like anything else in life, if someone else does it for you, you never learn or change your ways. The support resources in ECB Clubmark are intended to provide as much information as possible to cricket clubs, to use, amend and adopt within your individual club circumstances.
How can my club find out more about the accreditation and get involved?
As a starting point, we will meet with any club who is interested in learning more about the accreditation to discuss it in more detail and answer any questions the club may have.
Following the initial meeting, and should the club decide to enrol, we will align one of our Club Development Officers to your club to help and guide the club through the ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
For more information about ECB Clubmark or to arrange an initial meeting, please contact Scott Tremain (see below).
Existing Clubmark Clubs
Clubmark has been awarded to the following Gloucestershire clubs in recognition of their professionalism and excellent conduct across many different areas of junior cricket. Existing clubs can login to the portal.
|#||Awarded Clubmark Clubs||#|
|1||Almondsbury CC||30||Great Rissington CC|
|2||Apperley CC||31||Hambrook CC|
|3||Aston Ingham CC||32||Hatherley & Reddings CC|
|4||Bishopston CC||33||Hawkesbury CC|
|5||Bourton Vale CC||34||Huntley CC|
|6||Bradley Stoke CC||35||Kingsholm CC|
|7||Brislington CC||36||Lydney CC|
|8||Bristol CC||37||Moreton-in-Marsh CC|
|9||Bristol United Banks CC||38||Newent CC|
|10||Bristol West Indian & Phoenix CC||39||Old Down CC|
|11||Cam CC||40||Painswick CC|
|12||Carsons & Mangotsfield CC||41||Pak Bristolians CC|
|13||Charlton Kings CC||42||Poulton CC|
|14||Cheltenham CC||43||Quedgeley & Hardwicke CC|
|15||Cheltenham Civil Service CC||44||Redmarley CC|
|16||Chipping Campden CC||45||Rockhampton CC|
|17||Chipping Sodbury CC||46||Stapleton CC|
|18||Coalpit Heath CC||47||Stoke Bishop CC|
|19||Corse & Staunton CC||48||Stroud CC|
|20||Down Hatherley CC||49||Tetbury CC|
|21||Downend CC||50||Tewkesbury CC|
|22||Dumbleton CC||51||Thornbury CC|
|23||Dymock CC||52||Twyford House CC|
|24||Fairford CC||53||Ullenwood Bharat CC|
|25||Frampton Cotterell CC||54||Westbury on Severn CC|
|26||Frenchay CC||55||Winchcombe CC|
|27||Frocester CC||56||Winterbourne CC|
|28||Gloucester CC||57||Woodmancote CC|
|29||Golden Hill CC|
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.