Seaton CC earn clubmark

PUBLISHED: 14:50 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:30 15 June 2010

Seaton CC awarded clubmark

Seaton CC awarded clubmark

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Seaton Cricket Club has achieved the prestigious ECB (English and Welsh Cricket Board) Clubmark award.

Seaton Cricket Club has achieved the prestigious ECB (English and Welsh Cricket Board) Clubmark award. ECB Clubmark is awarded to cricket clubs who are highly committed to developing cricket at junior and senior levels throughout their local community. In order to achieve this award, cricket clubs have to demonstrate that: they are well-managed both off and on the pitch; they have good facilities for senior and junior cricket and welcome members of all ages and abilities; the entire membership is committed to the high quality development of junior cricket; playing and non-playing members are committed to high standards of sportsmanship and behaviour on and off the field; and that they take child welfare and safety seriously. The club had to pass a series of rigorous tests (including a site inspection from the ECB on a junior coaching evening). This is a great achievement for Seaton CC and means that the club is safe, effective and child-friendly and is in excellent shape to develop recreational cricket across the local community. ECB Clubmark accreditation also means that Seaton CC is now eligible for key funding programmes including England and Wales Cricket Trust Interest Free Loans and ECB Grants for developing and improving the club and its facilities for the benefit of the local community.The club is run by a number of volunteers who make up the committee but, as always, they are on the lookout for others who can help out with various tasks. In particular the club is seeking scorers (remuneration paid), umpires and help with catering activities mainly on Saturdays and Sundays between May and September. New members are welcome - playing or non playing. If there is anyone in the Seaton or surrounding Axe Valley area who feels able to contribute to a thriving local community facility they can get further details by contacting club secretary Darren Rogers on (01297) 24942 or Chairman Chris Gamwell on (01297) 24799. Seaton Cricket Committee comprising from left: Darren Rogers, Secretary; Judith Wheeler, Treasurer; John Millett, Barman; Steve Pritchard, coach and Welfare Officer; Richard Honnor, Cricket Development Officer; Mike Wheeler, coach and 1st XI captain; Chris Gamwell Chairman; Elaine Gamwell Catering Coordinator; and John Wheeler. Absent Ian Hunt, 2nd XI captain; Peter Anderson, Head Groundsman.

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