These are the dates for ECB CricketForce weekend – please communicate with all clubs though that they should register immediately and planning should start as soon as possible and for some ‘events/projects’ work will need to start now. Those that plan early and plan well, will reap the rewards. If a club is not, for any reason, able to carry out work or gather volunteers over this weekend – it doesn’t matter, they can still register, even if they are doing the work at another time.
ECB CricketForce is much more than the above, but essentially it addresses upgrading facilities and engaging more volunteers into cricket – see Slide 5 for what else it could mean…
Don’t take our word for it – see the Case Studies of clubs that have walked the walk, made huge strides forward and have worn their T-Shirts with pride. Read about the legacy this self-help has left and the rewards they are continuing to reap - www.ecb.co.uk/cricketforce
Never before have England, County and former England and County Players got involved in a grassroots initiative to this extent. This initiative has seen a massive increase in the number of all the partners mentioned above getting involved for the benefit of grassroots cricket…and it’s not just about a weekend every year…the legacy it can leave can mean huge rewards – see the Case Studies on www.ecb.co.uk (suggest have some copies to distribute)
Local basis questions
Suggest that you have some copies of all vital materials to distribute. They are all available to download from the website now!
Not sure where this fits in?
Do clubs need them???
Introduce yourself and county VC if there – quick background to V team – introduce young people to volunteering, support clubs volunteering structure etc Outcome of the session is to help clubs understand the vCricket process and see how it can help them increase their volunteer base.
Important for clubs to understand what “we” as a V team are doing and where they fit into things and helps simplify the process. This is the ECB’s commitment to helping its volunteers. This slide is important because the group should now understand the role and why its important for a club to have one. Highlight that the game is ran by over 63,000 volunteers but less than 12% are aged 16 – 25 Highlight what the vCricket awards are and what is available to young people. Explain the importance of the VC understanding what motivates young people and that they will be required to sign off the hours cards. The games most valuable asset are the volunteers and so they need the most support and coordinating and we are going to help make this happen Feb 2010 The corporate version is useful, could this be blown up to A3 and laminated and put on the wall? Useful source of reference that is constant. Equally postcards on the table are useful hand held prompts. This version though paints a simpler picture of the process and can be shared succinctly. Feb 2010 3 to 4 mins Be clear that you do not give too much information. This is an overview. Adopt the whole part whole approach knowing that you will go into more detail at each stage throughout the workshop. At this stage key messages to share are: Inspiring the next generation of volunteers. V cricket is a programme that can be used by all cubs regardless of size and stature to help them recruit, retain and reward volunteers and so improve the club. The purpose of this workshop is to bring to life the various stages to ensure that you are as informed as you can be in order to implement this or elements of this back at your club. In order to help you do this there will be support lent from the v co-ordinator. Right at the end of the workshop opportunity to revisit what support they need. Nice time to introduce the VC at this stage. In delivering this think about how you can provide 3 or 4 minutes of engaging ‘red’ tell. Use variation in tone and voice to emphasie and reinforce key points, move around the room and change the focus between you and the screen, case studies/ examples, signpost to photos, ask them rhetorical questions to get their head thinking about their own club. Aim here is to sow some seeds and nurture these throughout the workshop when you collectively dive into the detail.
Gloucestershire Club Seminar – 18 th January 2011 David Leighton – ECB Club Programmes Manager Ally Jarvis – ECB Regional ‘V’ Manager Chris Whitaker – ECB Regional Funding and Facilities Manager Steve Silk – Gloucestershire Cricket Development Manager Trevor Crouch – Board Chairman
Continued investment in the England and Wales Cricket Trust to provide the Interest Free Loan Scheme for Clubs
Continued investment in Chance to Shine
Investment in Indoor Cricket facilities
£6million grant scheme for Clubs
Available at www.ecb.co.uk
‘ Inspiring the Nation to choose cricket’ More volunteers, better facilities
8 th , 9 th and 10 th April 2011 More volunteers, better facilities
What is it? – More Volunteers, Better Facilities NatWest CricketForce is a self help cricket club event which offers a varieties of benefits to build a legacy within cricket. NatWest CricketForce is an opportunity to rejuvenate and improve facilities (pavilions and grounds), engage with the local community attracting new volunteers, and encouraging people to play a more active role in their club, all for the benefit and long term future of grassroots cricket.’
Why clubs/County Boards do it? recruit volunteers grows membership grow community partnerships revitalises run down pavilions and grounds increases revenue dramatically creates a hub for the community unites the club excites members to get involved grows community partnerships develops sponsorships boosts morale – big time
Partnerships Strengthened ECB, vCricket, Cricket Clubs, Businesses, Volunteers, Government, County Boards, England and County Cricket Club Players, County Cricket Clubs, PCA, Education Network, Local Authorities, Construction Colleges, Media, EWCT, Probation Service, Community Groups and many more….
What other clubs have achieved through NatWest CricketForce
Junior membership has grown by 35% in two months
United all sections of our club and we found some great project leaders
£20,000 worth of materials donated
Seven new committed volunteers - Tamworth CC
£30,000 worth of skilled labour donated
Electricity and Water – ‘what a difference’
We have a new pavilion and changing rooms
Bar takings, adult teams, volunteers in key roles, hire of facilities, sponsorship – all increased since last year
We’ve never had a decent scoreboard - but we have one now!!
Each number scorer replaces 10 hanging numbers and changes easily from 0-9
Players and spectators appreciate the high visibility over 80m
Unique portable suitcase-style construction
Scoreboard is easily carried between pitches and venues and stored after use.
Scoreboards can be supplied with a stand or can be hung on a wall or secured to a fence.
Larger boards with Batsmen scores available
Number Scorers can be purchased separately to update an existing board or make your own scoreboard – attach simply to any surface. SPECIAL OFFER Mention this seminar when ordering and get your Club Name FREE! Manual Scoreboards Professional Image at a Great Price
Tangible Benefits Official Supporters www.ecb.co.uk/natwestcricketforce
Synergy Products – Aerators and top dressing machinery
Weaver Flooring – All types of floor coverings
Durant Sports Ltd – Covers, mobile net cages, sight screens
Johnjac Cricket Supplies – Covers, sight screens, mobile net cages
Stuart Canvas – Cricket covers and boundary ropes
What support is available to Clubs and where can it be found? Help desk: [email_address] Regional Support Officers Online blogs Step- by- Step guide: www.ecb.co.uk/natwestcricketforce Vital Materials: www.ecb.co.uk/natwestcricketforce What You Can Achieve Top Ten tips Local Media Press Releases Letters to Businesses News Releases Contributors Encouraging Business Volunteers ‘How To’ Re-opening Posters and Post Cards Saying Thank You Case studies: www.ecb.co.uk/natwestcricketforce Newsletters: monthly updates www.ecb.co.uk/natwestcricketforce and via e-mail to all registrants
DVDs: Use them to inform, build enthusiasm and gain support Step by Step Guide: detailed resource on planning your event Presentation: available to all clubs – cut and paste to suit your needs Posters and Postcards: Available to all clubs. Great way to inform and gain the support of businesses and local community – please distribute around your local community
Recruit Club Volunteer Coordinator (supported by county board) Know Your Volunteers Tool Retention / Reward Recruit New Volunteer Identify Gaps Trained by the V Team New Innovative Ideas Where to recruit from Produce role descriptions CricketForce County & National OSCA’s vCricket Award Certificate Junior Parents Volunteer Bureaus New Ideas ‘ Be Involved’ Players / Members Thank you! Training
ECB Regional Funding and Facilities Manager – design consultancy
ECB Technical Guidance available at www.ecb.co.uk/techspecs
TS4 Fine Turf
Guidance Notes for the Provision and Installation of Non Turf Facilities
TS5 Pavilions and Clubhouses
Developing Your Project
Sources of Grant Aid and Funding
ECB facilities website www.ecb.co.uk/facilities
IOG publications and website www,iog.org
Pitch Advisor – Jason Hobbs 07798 743747 email@example.com
Sport England www.sportengland.org
Your Club and the County Board – What Next? NatWest CricketForce 2011! Volunteering Workshops Groundsmans/Umpires/Young Leaders/Coaches/Welfare Officers courses. District Development Groups www.gloucestershirecricketboard.com