Montgomery Cricket Club are proud to have achieved Clubmark Accreditation in September 2008. We are the first cricket club in Mid Wales to have attained this award and it is a testament to our hard working Management Committee and volunteers that we have been able to reach and maintain the standard required.
Clubmark Accreditation is the Sport England cross sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections. The ECB accredit clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four key areas:
1. Proactive Leadership and Direction
2. Welcoming Atmosphere
3. Inspiring and Diverse Offer
4. Ensuring Every Person Matters
The benefits of Clubmark are:
The development of clear goals and objectives can be communicated to all Club members and the wider community. This highlights the Club’s focus and ambition for the future and provides a solid foundation for all Clubs wishing to grow
The analysis of the current workforce ensures all training is up to date and the Club is operating at its best
Adopting more organised systems and structures will help the Club run more efficiently and effectively
Addressing issues such as equity and child protection should increase parents confidence when choosing the correct Club for their child
Updating policies, training and systems shows confidence and increased productivity. This in turn attracts schools and local authorities that must ensure quality and child friendly systems and procedures
Clubmark will assist you to have strategies for recruitment of new members
Some leisure operators and local authorities may give priority and at times discount to Clubmark accredited Clubs
Clubmark provides recognition for high quality Clubs
Members can be sure their club is a well-managed Club, striving to offer the best in coaching and sports development
In the last 10 years the Club have, alongside the Clubmark Accreditation programme, raised over £40,000 through commercial sponsorship and fund raising events. Added to this over £60,000 has been raised through grants from the E.C.B., P.A.V.O., The Laura Ashley Foundation, Powys County Council and The Lords Taverners, Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust and the Powys Community Endowment Fund. The plan was to invest over £100,000 in the Club facilities and this has been achieved, leaving Lymore with, what we believe are the best cricket facilities in Mid Wales and fit for the next 20 years of cricket.
However, it has not stopped there, we have a Development Plan that targets further improvements in the ground, the facilities and the cricket that the Club offers in the next five years and a copy of this is available in Clubhouse.