9th June 2023
EDI Resources for Clubs
We all want cricket to be as inclusive as possible and so we have developed some further more EDI resources specifically to support clubs and captains.
Every club registered on the Safe Hands Management System will receive:
- Posters to put up in your changing rooms and clubhouses to help increase awareness across your clubs on how to tackle and report discrimination.
Captain’s cards – tips to help reduce bias. We all play a part in creating welcoming environments, but Captains have a key role to play at their clubs.
Note – these materials will be posted to the registered address listed on the Safe Hands Management System.
You can also access digital versions of these two documents on the Resource Hub.
LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Recreational Cricket - First steps for clubs
We all want cricket to be as inclusive as possible, but how do you make our clubs welcoming for the LGBTQ+ community? Join the last of the four webinars delivered by Out 4 Cricket to find out how you can make your club more inclusive and welcoming for LGBTQ+ members and supporters.
The final webinar takes place on Thursday 15 June - Sign up now!
Now is the time to Sunguard Sport
With the weather warming up, and the Met Office predicting another summer of high temperatures, it’s important to factor in sun protection within your health and safety advice, specifically to those who spend prolonged periods outdoors. And now there’s an easy way to do it!
Sunguarding Sport and the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code by the Melanoma Fund are free campaigns for sports clubs and groups to help raise awareness of sun protection and encourage action, where and when it matters. The resources provides easy-to-follow guidelines and sport specific advice around sun and heat protection, with downloadable toolkits for clubs and groups, containing posters, banners and social posts for both print and digital use.
Michelle Baker, CEO of the Melanoma Fund says: “Promoting the importance of sun protection in sport and outdoor recreation has always been important, and with the help of the sports sector, we are now seeing more awareness around this. The message is to get outdoors and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, but remember to protect your skin with the same care as other parts of your body!”
Raising the Game 2023 – your chance to be featured at a major match this summer
This summer we are building on our commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion through our platform, Raising The Game. We know there are many people across the country who are doing incredible things to support EDI at their club or in their local area, and we want to publicly celebrate your efforts at a major match later this season.
From today, we are inviting you to submit an image and short storyabout yourself, someone at your club or a group who has done something to help towards Raising The Game.
Perhaps you’ve started a kit donation scheme? Started a disability training session? Helped more women and girls play? Developed an LGBTQ+ group? Held a religious celebration on the outfield? Worked with local EDI community groups? Changed the cricket tea catering to be more inclusive? Changed how you talent scout? Supported local refugees? Changed training session times to suit peoples’ needs? Or something else?
Please submit your image and story here; we can’t wait to hear all about your great work.
Thank you to all our volunteers, The Cricket Collective Is For You
As you would have seen last week we launched The Cricket Collective and wanted to take this opportunity to say another big thank you to all of our volunteers in the game, without you Cricket simply wouldn’t happen.
Although Volunteers’ Week ended yesterday, we still encourage you to share your personal volunteer stories and stories of volunteers at your club tagging the ECB on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and using #TheCricketCollective.
To find out more about The Cricket Collective click on the link below to watch this short video.
Purchase your Club Zing Kits today
Zing are offering all clubs in England and Wales the opportunity to purchase Club Zing kits tailored to the unique needs of your club.
Each Club Zing kit includes enough Zing bails and stumps for both ends of a pitch and all required accessories. Many have found that using the Zings helps keeps juniors engaged, improves the fan experience, pairs well with live streaming, and best of all, provides an additional way to attract and engage local sponsors.
ECB Opportunities: Click here
Roles in Cricket: Click here
Last Bulletin Edition: Click here
Latest Raising the Game Email: Click here