Sherwood partners with Fairview Rangers

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sherwood solarpvSherwood Cricket Club enters partnership with Fairview Rangers FC

Youth football comes to the SCG 


Rochester, Kent – 1st October, 2012. Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to announce that as part of an ongoing programme to increase participation in sport it has signed a partnership with Fairview Rangers Football Club, a youth football club who plays in the Medway Youth Football league.
Tony Rossiter, Chairman - Sherwood CC commented “We are delighted to have Fairview Rangers FC use the facilities at Sherwood during the non-cricket season. We welcome them and their players families to Sherwood and hope that we can have a long lasting relationship with the club”.

Sherwood Cricket Club has been actively pursuing additional sports to be played at the Sherwood Cricket ground in Cloudesley Close, Rochester. This will increase participation in sport throughout Medway and also provide the facilities for young members to play both cricket and football at Sherwood all year round. As part of the programme, Sherwood provides three youth sized pitches on the 6.5 acres of the grounds owned by Sherwood Cricket Club. In addition, the facilities at Sherwood are available for the full use of the Fairview Rangers players, families and spectators including the changing rooms, kitchen and bar facilities.

“The facilities provided at Sherwood are ideal for our Under 8,9 and 10 age groups" says Steve Hawkins, Chairman at Fairview Rangers FC. "We are delighted with the quality of the playing surfaces which allows us to improve the youths skills while also providing clubhouse facilities for the parents and spectators alike. It already feels like a new home for the club, we are really thrilled to have this partnership in place with Sherwood".


Sherwood Cricket FC launched

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New Football team enters Medway League


Rochester, Kent – 1st September, 2012. Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to announce that the club has formed an adult Football Team to represent Sherwood in the Medway Messenger Sunday Football League.
Dave Hobbes - Sherwood Cricket FC Manager commented “We have had ongoing discussions about starting a football team at Sherwood for some time. This year we have entered the Medway Messenger Sunday League and hope to do well. The Football team is primarily made up of the existing members of Sherwood Cricket Club who have played for other football teams last season. It's great that we can now play sport all year round as a group.”

Sherwood Cricket FC are sponsored by Spray Tone Limited a local company with links to Sherwood Cricket Club. 

All home games will be played at Priestfields in Rochester.

 “I am delighted that Dave and the members of Sherwood have started the Sherwood Cricket FC team” said Tony Rossiter, Chairman Sherwood Cricket Club, “This is another milestone for the club, we are trying to maximise the use of the facilities while at the same time increase adult participation in sport. We wish the football team the very best of luck for the coming season”.



Sherwood goes Green

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sherwood solarpvSherwood Cricket Club goes Green with Freetricity plc

Installs solar pv and reduces carbon footprint


Rochester, Kent – 9th March, 2012. Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to announce that as part of an ongoing programme to become more energy efficient, is has installed a series of thirty-six solar panels at the ground with the help of solar energy firm, Freetricity plc.
Tony Rossiter, Chairman - Sherwood CC commented “We have an ongoing programme to be more energy efficient as a club, and the installation of solar panels from Freetricity plc is the first step for the club in reducing our energy costs. With the price of electricity, gas and water increasing, it is vital that we look at the longer-term benefits of renewable energy and alternative sources for our energy and water usage in addition to reducing our club’s carbon footprint.”

“Sherwood Cricket Club has been at the forefront of development in recent years in the Medway District and within the Kent Cricket Board and is a model of a club which is looking ahead and planning for sustaining its future.” said Peter Robinson, Director of Kent Cricket Board and Chair of the Kent Groundsman’s Association, “They have made significant ground improvements and now have installed solar pv panels to reduce their running costs. This kind of initiative to minimise its carbon footprint and establish a reputation in the community for providing opportunities for participation in cricket at the best value possible is a great credit to the Club.”

“Cricket clubs play a key part in sustaining the green agenda in their communities. Hectare for hectare, turf grass will sequester more carbon into the soil each year than the same area of woodland. The maintenance regime operated by cricket clubs on their playing surfaces is vital to the annual oxygen production and carbon dioxide fixation. A healthy grass sward is vital to carbon sequestration - the process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it in the soil reservoir.

Sherwood Cricket Club is ahead of the curve in having an impact on the health of their community” said Peter Robinson.


“We are delighted to have supplied and installed the solar pv system at Sherwood” said Dave Compton, Sales and Marketing Director at Freetricity plc. “They are the first cricket club in Kent to have the benefit of the Freetricity system and we look forward to working with them to gain the full benefits from the installation.”



Clubmark Announcement

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clubmark rgbSherwood Cricket Club attains ClubMark Accreditation

Sherwood becomes the 48th cricket club in the county of Kent to gain Clubmark status. Clubmark is in recognition of those clubs that provide a quality and safe environment to it's youth members. 


Rochester, Kent – 23 July, 2008Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to announce that they are the 48th Cricket Club in Kent to attain the prestigious ClubMark Accreditation in recognition of the progress they have made with their youth development and their support of local community schools in Medway.

John Fewtrell, Chairman and Child Welfare Officer, Sherwood CC commented “We have seen a steady increase in our membership since starting the Clubmark process back in September, I am certain this is directly attributable to the fact that people wishing to play cricket are reassured that the club they are joining is well managed, safe and has a structured plan to develop cricket at all levels.”
Sherwood Cricket Club has developed close links with two community schools within Medway to help develop the next generation of cricketers. Greenacre School Sport Partnership and Thomas Aveling School have access to Sherwood’s ECB Qualified coaches for after-school and special cricket activities.
“Sherwood has been linked with the School since before the opening of our new sports hall”, said Kelly Harris, Partnership Development Manager, Greenacre School Sport Partnership (GSSP). “We have an agreement whereby Sherwood and Greenacre will work together to bring grass roots cricket to all of our partnership schools”.
“Kent Cricket Board (KCB) are delighted that Sherwood have proven to be a determined, well managed club, with the drive that has enabled it to achieve ClubMark Accreditation in less than one year” said Clair Gould, Community Cricket Manager at KCB. “I am looking forward to working closely with Sherwood in supporting the club to reach its future aspirations and to assist them with their work with their Community Schools Partnerships.”
“I have been impressed by the support we received from both Medway Sports Development Unit and in particular the Kent Cricket Board in helping us achieve ClubMark Accreditation” said Tony Rossiter, Youth Section Chairman, Sherwood CC. “There is a lot of knowledge, help and training subsidies available, any club seeking to attain Clubmark should be encouraged to discuss their requirements with their local Sports Development Unit and their Sport’s National Governing Body”. 

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