Coaches, managers and others involved in running cricket for young people require a Debarring Services (DBS) check, (formerly called a Criminal Records Bureau check). Information on the process can be obtained from your club’s Child Welfare Office or the ECB website. The link below gives the names and contact details of DBS verifiers in Middlesex (a verifier will need to check your application for a DBS).
Middlesex County Cricket Club organise a pathway process for evaluating and selecting boys and girls to play county cricket at different age groups. Details of the process and contact points can be found at the link below.
Becoming a Coach
If you are interested in developing your ability to coach and help young people play cricket, Middlesex Cricket run coach development courses; more details of which are available on the link below.
If you are a qualified coach working with Middlesex young cricketers, you are advised to join the Middlesex branch of ECB coaches association. This provides opportunities for ongoing professional development, professional insurance and many other benefits. Details can be found on the link below.
Financial Aid for Club Junior Sections
The English Cricket Board (ECB) offer a number of funding opportunities. More information is available at; https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/club-support/clubmark
Sport England focus investment on organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grass roots sport and create opportunities for people to excel. The funding programmes are open to a wide range of organisations including cricket clubs. More information can be obtained at: https://www.sportengland.org/funding/
Middlesex Cricket Trust invests in helping safeguard the future of cricket within the county, supporting practice facilities, competitions and the player pathway. Funding application forms and further details are available at: http://www.middlesexccc.com/mct
Clubs can contact Middlesex Cricket’s head of clubs and leagues – Ian Moore for funding support by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02083468020.