Clubmark

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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.

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“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.”

Scott Tremain, Club Development Manager Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation

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# 
1Almondsbury CC30Great Rissington CC
2Apperley CC31Hambrook CC
3Aston Ingham CC32Hatherley & Reddings CC
4Bishopston CC33Hawkesbury CC
5Bourton Vale CC34Huntley CC
6Bradley Stoke CC35Kingsholm CC
7Brislington CC36Lydney CC
8Bristol CC37Moreton-in-Marsh CC
9Bristol United Banks CC38Newent CC
10Bristol West Indian & Phoenix CC39Old Down CC
11Cam CC40Painswick CC
12Carsons & Mangotsfield CC41Pak Bristolians CC
13Charlton Kings CC42Poulton CC
14Cheltenham CC43Quedgeley & Hardwicke CC
15Cheltenham Civil Service CC44Redmarley CC
16Chipping Campden CC45Rockhampton CC
17Chipping Sodbury CC46Stapleton CC
18Coalpit Heath CC47Stoke Bishop CC
19Corse & Staunton CC48Stroud CC
20Down Hatherley CC49Tetbury CC
21Downend CC50Tewkesbury CC
22Dumbleton CC51Thornbury CC
23Dymock CC52Twyford House CC
24Fairford CC53Ullenwood Bharat CC
25Frampton Cotterell CC54Westbury on Severn CC
26Frenchay CC55Winchcombe CC
27Frocester CC56Winterbourne CC
28Gloucester CC57Woodmancote CC
29Golden Hill CC

Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager

Scott, who hails from Devon, graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a Sports Coaching degree in 2013.  He initially joined the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation in October 2014 as a Community Coach working in schools predominately in the North of the County before becoming Growth Development Officer in 2017.  At this time, he delivered on a number of ECB priority areas including the U19 T20 Competition and launched the highly successful Women’s Soft Ball Programme here in Gloucestershire.

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.

Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager