Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

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We're committed to ensuring Gloucestershire Cricket is for all.

The Foundation’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan, GRACE, is a wide ranging plan to tackle discrimination and ensure that the game of cricket in Gloucestershire is open to and can be enjoyed by everyone.

If you would like to report a concern you have experienced or witnessed, please let us know.

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Consisting of specific activities and tasks from the ECB Game-wide Pledge, our Inspiring Gloucestershire Strategy and ECB Standards, our objectives are aligned to 5 key focus areas that are delivered throughout the year.

EDI Action Plan 2023
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ECB Raising the Game

The Content Hub is an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion resource provided by the ECB, sharing stories from across the game and beyond to help us better understand different lived experiences. All working towards Raising The Game and enabling us make everyone feel welcome in Cricket.

To access the platform, please use following login details:

  • Username: EDI_Education
  • Password: RaisingtheGame2022!
Raising the Game EDI
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Anti-Discrimination Training

The training aims to ensure that those involved in recreational cricket understand and champion diversity and inclusion including players, volunteers, and coaches.

It is a 30 minute e-Learning module designed to support volunteers to understand the 9 protected characteristics according to the Equality Act 2010 and how to spot discrimination and act accordingly.

Please share this game training with others at your club and encourage them to complete it.

EDI Toolkit - Creating a club for everyone

The toolkit has been designed to support discussions and actions within your cricket club that can help create an inclusive environment and help you create a Club for Everyone.

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We Got Game - Join in stand out

#Wegotgame Content Hub

We Got Game is a platform designed to elevate the profile of women’s cricket and welcome more young women and girls into the game to drive greater gender balance.

The content hub will support your club to promote activity taking place for women and girls.  This may be new or existing activity.

ECB Inclusive Language Guide

This guide will help empower you to understand how everyday words, expressions, stereotypes, or assumptions can exclude people – with by design or by accident.

This guide is a starting point and the ECB will continue to develop educational tools like this,
so that we can all continue this journey
to making cricket a game for all.

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Ramadan guide

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Lunar Calendar and the most sacred month in the Islamic Calendar. For Muslims, Ramadan is an opportunity to focus on their connection with God with many fasting for the duration.

We wanted to share some insightful and educational content for anyone who’d like to learn more about the holy month and how you can be an ally to those observing it. Download the document that explains more and provides 10 top tips for Ramadan.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined the Gloucestershire Cricket Board in 2009 after two years as the Wiltshire Cricket Development Manager and 5 years in Local Authority Sports Development. Since 2009, Steve led the GCB to become incorporated (2010) and now has led the process to becoming a Charity. In this time the team has grown from 2 members of staff to 16 and has seen significant diversification of income, bringing many partners to support the charities great work.

Steve has a relentless drive and determination for continual improvement and supported by a great team, the charity goes from strength to strength. Specifically, Steve manages the managers of the charity, leads on all aspects of finance, governance and strategy, as well as overseeing all facility projects and capital grant projects.

Personally, Steve is an avid all round sports fan (especially for his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers), a husband, a father of two little beauties and a player and volunteer at his local cricket club, Chippenham CC.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer