We are delighted to announce that Newcastle Cricket Club has regained its coveted England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Clubmark accreditation, thanks to the hard work of many club volunteers over the past year. Special thanks to Nick Brown who stepped in as a volunteer to head up the efforts and interface into the ECB for us. He has been instrumental in pulling all the elements of this together with help from several club volunteers!

ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and is licensed from Sport England. Gaining the accreditation 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.

On granting NCC Clubmark status, the ECB said ”¬†Congratulations to all those involved at your club for this achievement and for all that they do to promote cricket locally.

“Having a network of safe, family friendly and well organised clubs is vital for the future of the game and achieving Clubmark status shows that you and your volunteers are at the forefront of this.”

The accreditation lasts for 3 years, but the board are keen to ensure that this is a long-lasting mark for the club, and so will continue to seek feedback from members and players alike on improvements that can be made to improve the welcoming atmosphere at Jesmond. First on this list will be the club’s 2018/19 development plan, on which we will seek feedback shortly.