Cricket Whole Sport Plan
The Norfolk Cricket Board (NCB) exists to develop the opportunities to play and be involved with the game of cricket in the county, and also to enhance the quality of those opportunities and experiences for all. Specific focus is given to Club Development and advice, Schools participation and competition as well as coach development and elite player development. However the NCB also manages and develops a range of programmes and initiatives in co-operation with key partners for areas such as Umpiring, Women & Girls Cricket, Disability Cricket, Grounds and facility development, adult participation, Child Welfare, and funding. The NCB aims to lead, inspire and influence the development and continued growth of the game of cricket in the county of Norfolk.
Plans/Targets for Norfolk/East of England
NCB runs core programmes each year, but also places specific emphasis on several specially selected improvement areas agreed with ECB each year. These are reviewed and consulted on annually and updated on ther NCB website at: www.norfolkcricket.co.uk
NCB offer a bursary to all Level 1 and 2 Coaching candidates who complete their course within an alloted timeframe. NCB also offer direct grants for club festivals, Groundskeepers courses and umpires courses. Many other courses are subsidised in some way by NCB.
Club Development Support including Club Accreditation
NCB places a high priority on developing clubs, especially their overall participation, membership, volunteer levels and coaching roles. This is especially so for the 21 ECB Focus Clubs in the county, but support from the NCB is offered to ALL clubs as and when required. NCB also advise on funding for clubs and have assisted with securing over £350k of external funding for clubs between 2008-10. All clubs are also eligible to undertake ECB Clubmark Accreditation. Currently (2010) 28% of Affiliated Norfolk Cricket Clubs have achieved Clubmark Accreditation.
The Norfolk Coaches Association runs a variety of courses each year, with the Focus on UKCC1 and UKCC2 courses. Ongoing support and advice is also available direct from Association officials.
All opportunities are listed on our NCB website at www.norfolkcricket.co.uk although the NCB also endeavour to use email and the press where possible.
We recommend that anyone seeking to get involved in coaching starts with a Level 1 coaching qualification. The Norfolk Coaches Association runs these each winter, details on the NCB website.
Clubs and individuals are able to sign up for the 'VCricket' programme, which rewards levels of voluntary service. Particular emphasis is given to 16-25 year olds in this programme. The NCB also runs an annual recognition programme for any cricket volunteer, with a county awards dinner called 'NatWest OSCA's' (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award). This progresses to a National awards dinner at Lord's.
Kieron Tuck, Norfolk Cricket Development Manager
Child Protection Officer
Jane Heyburn, County Welfare Officer
- A: Southbays, 6 Norwich Road, Honingham, Norwich, NR9 5BS
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To ensure there is the maximum benefit of investment by the ECB and other partners into Norfolk cricket, investment will be prioritised through a number of strategic Focus Clubs who will be required to deliver to a minimum Clubmark accredited standard. Norfolk will be given funding support in order to meet targets for participation rates in schools and clubs, playing membership, the number of quality assured clubs, and coach and volunteer roles.