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MidKent College Partnership Announced

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MidKent Students refurbish Sherwood Cricket Club in time for the season

More than 20 Painting and Decorating course students were at Sherwood Cricket Club, Rochester this week racing to get the club in perfect, spruce condition for the start of the season. They are the latest cohort from MidKent to work there since January. Student electricians, plumbers and carpenters from the College have been busy refurbishing the club as supervised work experience. More than 40 students have worked on the project so far.

The students' deadline for completing the work is the NatWest Cricketforce weekend* (27-29 March), a volunteering initiative that aims to rejuvenate the nation's cricketing facilities.

Tony Rossiter is Chairman of Sherwood Cricket Club. He said: "This is a first for Sherwood and has been a huge success. We are delighted with the quality of the work. Many of these projects have been on our Club Facilities Development Plan for sometime, but have not been actioned due to the high cost. The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and MidKent College have proved that with some joined up thinking, projects like these can be successfully delivered that really benefit the community as a whole. The club gets a much needed update and the students get some real life experience."

Trevor Noble, Teaching & Learning Manager for Electrical & Construction at MidKent College said: "The students' labour was provided as work experience. The work they complete on the club contributes to their assessment and ultimately qualification. They may also get a work reference". He added: "This is the first phase of the project and we will continue working with the cricket club for the foreseeable future".

Most of the materials were provided by the ECB and Jewson from a grant of £2,500**. The club found £1,400 more, which went towards replacing the roof of a garage used by groundsman, and is paying for a CCTV system that the MidKent electrician will install.

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Notes to editors:

Details of the courses offered by MidKent College, including construction trades, electrical, carpentry and joinery and painting and decorating are on the website: http://www.midkent.ac.uk/courses/subject-areas/
Trevor Noble Teaching and Learning Manager Electrical & Construction at MidKent College: 01634383000 x3696

*NatWest CricketForce is an England and Wales Cricket Board volunteering initiative aimed at rejuvenating the nation's cricketing facilities.
http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/facilities-funding/self-build-and-self-help/natwest-cricketforce/
It is one of the largest volunteering events in England, supported by ECB and their sponsors. Club members, volunteers and local businesses come together to help improve the facilities prior to the season starting.

**The ECB/Jewson sponsored fund brings Build Colleges (such as MidKent) and cricket clubs together. Each college gets a pot of £5,000 to buy equipment and materials from Jewson. The £5,000 has been allocated equally to the Medway and Maidstone campuses by the college with Medway spending their £2,500 with Sherwood Cricket Club.

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About Sherwood Cricket Club

Sherwood Cricket Club was established in 1965. We have an active Senior and Youth section of over 140 members aged from 6 to 77 years. Sherwood Cricket Club adopts an all-inclusive policy for its members irrespective of age, gender, ethnic background or cricket ability. We are a CASC, Clubmark club and recognised Focus Club by Kent Cricket Board and ECB in recognition of the community achievements and support provided to other clubs. We were awarded the Bronze for Club of the Year in the Medway Sports Awards 2009 for our outstanding achievements for cricket in the local community and in 2014 as a finalist in the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) in the category of Commitment to the Environment. Sherwood plays an active role in the local community, we support grass roots cricket coaching in local primary and secondary schools as part of the Cricket Foundations Charity – Chance to Shine. In 2015, we entered into a long-term partnership with MidKent College to help students gain on the job experience by undertaking electrical, plumbing, carpentry, bricklaying, painting and decorating projects. The clubhouse is used by local community groups and is used as a polling station for elections. For futher information please visit www.sherwoodcricket.com

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ECB video features Sherwood

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Leading the way in Sustainability in UK Sports Clubs

 

Rochester, Kent – 22 November, 2013. Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to be featured in an ECB video supporting the Green Grants awards.  

 “We are pleased to be featured in the ECB video and supporting their promotion of best practices in sustainability”, said Tony Rossiter, Chairman, Sherwood CC. "Sherwood are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and the award from ECB of a grant for our LED lighting helps us achieve these goals".

 

ECB, in consultation with Kent Cricket Board awarded Sherwood a grant for the replacement of the lighting system throughout the club with the latest LED lighting technology. The new lighting was supplied by Simply-LED.co.uk and TLC in Rochester. Installation was undertaken by Shane Bunn, a club member and qualified electrician at no cost to the club. The lighting system will reduce the running costs by around 83%. Since installing the new lighting system, many members have noticed a significant difference in the ambiance and appearance at the club.

 

The lighting system uses the latest LED bulb technology - NextGen II from Simply-LED.co.uk and a range of LED strip lighting throughout the clubhouse. 

 

"The grant from ECB has enabled us to further enhance the clubhouse and drive significant savings in ongoing running costs", said Tony Rossiter. "The video shows some of the aspects of our ongoing improvements and supports our aims to be a forward thinking, environmentally conscious sports club. We would liek to thank both the ECB and Kent Cricket Board for their continued support of Sherwood Cricket Club".

 

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About Sherwood Cricket Club

Sherwood Cricket Club was established in 1965. We have an active Senior and Youth section of over 140 members aged from 6 to 74 years. Sherwood Cricket Club adopts an all-inclusive policy for its members irrespective of age, gender, ethnic background or cricket ability. We are a CASC, Clubmark club and recognised Focus Club by Kent Cricket Board and ECB in recognition of the community achievements and support provided to other clubs. We were awarded the Bronze for Club of the Year in the Medway Sports Awards 2009 for our outstanding achievements for cricket in the local community and recently nominated as a finalist in the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) in the category of Commitment to the Environment.

Sherwood plays an active role in the local community, we support grass roots cricket coaching in local primary and secondary schools as part of the Cricket Foundations Charity – Chance to Shine, delivering  over 300 hours of coaching per year to in excess of 300 children, part of a 5-year cricket sustainability programme . In addition, we work with Kent Police supporting their Afghan orphan’s project, the British Army “Be the Best” events and host the Medway Girls Cricket Academy. The clubhouse is used by local community groups and is used as a polling station for elections.

For futher information please visit www.sherwoodcricket.com

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KEiBA 2013 Awards

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Sherwood have been named as a finalist in the 2013 Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) under the category "Commitment to the Environment".
 
The club has been recognised for its hard work in developing an environmental and sustainability strategy including solarpv, energy management and now LED efficient lighting throughout the clubhouse. All of these activities have been funded by grants and donations from club members and associated governing bodies of Sport.
 
The Galal Dinner and Awards Presentation takes place on 27th June at the Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Detling. 
 
Sherwood have been accredited with the STEM Silver Level 2 by the South East Business Carbon Hub and Kent County Council. This is the second step towards BS8555 and ISO 14001 accreditation. We have a published Environmental Policy which forms the basis of our continued commitment to reduce the impact of our activities on the local environment.
 
The club has a published facilities development plan to further improve our carbon footprint using technologies such as rainwater harvesting and an irrigation system. Recently, Sherwood was awarded a grant from the England & Wales Cricket Board Small Grants scheme to replace the current lighting with energy efficient LED lighting.
 
For further information, please visit www.keiba.co.uk
 
 
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Martin Tolhurst sponsorship

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors sponsors Sherwood Youth squad

 

Rochester, Kent – 12 February, 2013. Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to announce that Martin Tolhurst Solicitors have agreed to sponsor the Sherwood Under 11's squad.

Tony Rossiter, Chairman, Sherwood CC commented “We are delighted to have Martin Tolhurst as a sponsor of our Under 11 squad. We have a growing number of young cricketers from age 5 onwards. The sponsorship will go towards increasing our capability of delivering quality coaching to young cricketers with new innovative methods and updated coaching equipment.”

 

“Martin Tolhurst likes to support local community clubs such as Sherwood. We are proud to be associated with a club that is both forward thinking and providing facilities for our younger generation to take part in sport", said Giles Dobson, Partner at Martin Tolhurst. “I am looking forward to working closer with Sherwood in supporting the club to reach its future aspirations and to assist with their youth development".


About Martin Tolhurst Solicitors

The Martin Tolhurst Partnership has been established for over 120 years and is one of Kent's leading firms of solicitors.  We have offices in Gravesend, Longfield and Ashford and have over 100 staff in our dedicated teams.  We have historically provided a wide range of legal services to the people of Kent and all the services we offer are available at each of our offices.

It is this depth of experience which enables the Firm to identify and cater for the legal needs of our community and the Clients we serve.

 
Having been established since 1886, we believe that our Clients should "benefit from our experience", from both our years of expertise in many different areas of law, as well as our experience in building relationships with our Clients during their instructions.
 
Our colleagues are proud to boast membership of:-
  •  Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.
  • Resolution
  • A founder member of Will Certainty
  • Quality Solicitors
  • Total Legal Alliance

For futher information please visit www.martintolhurst.co.uk

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Sherwood gains STEM Silver award

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Reduced carbon footprint and environmental best practices come to Sherwood

 

Rochester, Kent – 10th October, 2012. Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to announce that as part of an ongoing commitment to reduce their carbon footprint and to be a leading sports club in environmental best practices they have received the STEM Silver award for sustainability.
 
Tony Rossiter, Chairman - Sherwood CC commented “We are the first cricket club in the South East of England to have gained this award and it shows that as a community sports club we are taking the impact we have on the environment seriously. This is our second step towards ISO 14001 accreditation, which we hope to achieve within the next two years".

Sherwood Cricket Club has been actively pursuing a greener footprint over the past year with the installation of a large solarpv system, improved insulation and an enhanced energy management system (EMS) at the club. Additionally, the club are increasing their efforts to re-cycle waste and are seeking funding to install a rainwater harvesting and irrigation system. This combined with the training provided by the Kent County Council and South East Business Carbon Hub enables Sherwood to understand it's carbon footprint and drive initiatives to become a far more environmentally friendly facility.

Recently, Sherwood presented their achievements at the British Association of Sustainability in Sport (BASIS) annual conference at Cheltenham Racecourse to an audience of over 85 members of various national governing bodies.

"Sports clubs like Sherwood are at the heart of their local community and as such have a responsibility to become more environmentally friendly", said Peter Robinson, Director of Kent Cricket Board, "this is another example of Sherwood being a leader in sustainability and environmental best practice".

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