Sherwood Cricket Club is affialited to the following groups.
The aim of the Kent Cricket Board is to promote the game of cricket at all levels through partnership of professional and recreational cricketing bodies and other appropriate agencies within the cricketing County of Kent. The Kent Cricket Board represents the entire cricket game in Kent, from grass roots school cricket, through districts to county age group levels. In addition, it is the focal point for cricket within Kent with associate organisations such as the Kent ACO, Kent CA, Kent Schools Sports Partnerships, Kent County Council in addition to the Kent County Cricket Club.
Sherwood Cricket Club is one of 325 member clubs within Kent affiliated to the Kent Cricket Board. Our Chairman, Tony Rossiter, is a Board Member of the Kent Cricket Board and is involved in its day-to-day operations in his role as a member of the KCB Operational Management Committee.
Chance to Shine is a charity within the Cricket Foundation. Its target is to provide grass roots cricket coaching to at least two million state school children by 2015. The Cricket Foundation launched Chance to Shine in May 2005 and set out to bring competitive cricket - and its educational benefits - back to at least a third of the country's state schools, initially over a ten year period. Chance to Shine is delivered through individual projects working with County Cricket Boards across England and Wales. Each project provides a structured coaching and competition programme for local primary and secondary state schools. The schools are supported by professional, qualified coaches engaged by one local cricket club.
Sherwood is now in its fourth year of supporting the Chance to Shine programme and provides those individuals participating an exit route to both Sherwood and other local cricket clubs.
Fields in Trust were founded back in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V. Our mission is the same now and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. These spaces are vital to building happy and healthy communities and sadly continue to be threatened by all kinds of development. We are a national charity and operate throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites.
The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge operated by Fields in Trust is a fantastic campaign to protect 2012 outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country as a permanent living legacy of this great event. Sherwood Cricket club has been awarded QEII Fields in Trust status, thus protecting the grounds inperpetuity.
Clubmark is the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
Sport England and the ECB recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take up sport, improve their talents and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of our work to support the sporting infrastructure in England.
Sherwood Cricket Club has been a Clubmark accredited club since 2009. We abide by and follow the guidelines laid down by Sport England and the ECB in providing a safe and friendly environment for children of all ages taking part in cricket.
The Kent County Playing Fields Association was formed in 1926 and its fundamental objective throughout has been to ensure that there are adequate facilities for recreation in every city, town and village in Kent and to encourage the provision, improvement, retention and use of playing fields, children's playgrounds and other recreational centres. In pursuit of this objective, the Association will co-operate with such organisations and groups as necessary to secure the provision of new facilities and to safeguard existing facilities that may be under threat.
The Association has a strong membership that is committed to achieving its Object. The extent to which the Association is able to assist with the achievement of its Object, however, is dependent upon the level of financial assistance it receives year-on-year.
Sherwood Cricket Club is a member of the Kent County Playing Fields Association.
The ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ACO) aims to develop competent umpires and scorers to control and guide cricket matches at every level 'From Playground to Test Arena'. The commitment from the ACO is to provide a 'pathway' - to enable you to progress at whatever pace you prefer to whatever level you wish.
To achieve all this they operate as an independent association with the wholehearted support of the ECB and have a small team of our own executives in the main ECB office at Lord's. They work through the regions to each County board.
Sherwood Cricket Club have a number of members that are afiliated with the ECB ACO ensuring that fair play and the true traditions are upheld in every match.
The ECB Coaches Association (ECB CA) performs a key role in supporting the ECB's Coach Education and Development programmes and its member coaches.
The ECB CA provides a range of high quality membership services and an infrastructure of local County Board Coaches Associations which take responsibility for, on behalf of the ECB, the organisation, delivery and assessment of the key elements of the ECB's Coach Education and Development Programmes.
Sherwood Cricket Club coaches are all members of the ECB CA and the local Kent Coaches Association. Each coach is fully qualified to ECB quality levels and each hold certificates Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Emergency First Aid and all have been Enhanced CRB checked to work with children.