Portsmouth Cricket Club - 2018

Portsmouth Cricket Club - 2018 - Club Information

2017 Code of Conduct
Portsmouth Cricket Club Code Of Conduct 2017



The Club Policy in line with the England and Wales Cricket Board is that helmets must be worn at all times by wicket-keepers standing up to the stumps and by all batsmen engaged in practices or matches involving a hard cricket ball.

Additionally you are requested to note the following:

The Club cannot accept responsibility for the loss or damage of property during practices or matches. Those running the Club are not professionally employed cricket personnel. Parents remain responsible for the conduct of their own children, and that the children must be encouraged at all times to abide by the rules of the Club, Hampshire Cricket Board and the laws of the game.

Code of conduct for club officials and volunteers  All volunteers must: 

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket. 
Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation or disability If you see any form of discrimination do not condone it or allow it to go unchallenged. 
Place the well-being and safety of the Young Person above the development of performance.
Develop an appropriate working relationship with Young People, based on mutual trust and respect.
Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the Young Person’s full consent and approval.
Always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)
Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a Young Player This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms.
Know and understand the ECB Welfare of Young People Policy and Procedures.
Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket. Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket Be aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent.
Display high standards of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.
Do not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst working with Young People in the Club, this reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of the Young People.
Do not give Young People alcohol when they are under the care of the Club.
Hold relevant qualifications and insurance cover Ensure the activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.
Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play Display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
Follow ECB guidelines set out in the Welfare of Young People Policy and any other relevant guidelines issued.
Ensure that you attend appropriate training to keep up to date with your role and the Welfare of Young People.
Report any concerns you may have in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB   Code of practice for junior members.

Portsmouth Cricket Club 2017

Portsmouth Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with Collete Palmer Goddard. 
As a member of Portsmouth Cricket Club, you are expected to abide by the following junior code of practice:

      All junior members must play within the rules and respect coaches and their decisions. Coaches will contact parents if junior members continue to disrespect the rules     
All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.     
Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.     
Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.     
Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
      Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
      Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club. 
Junior Members must always listen to the coaches instructions and don’t answer  back at the coach
  Junior members must place rubbish in a certain area and not litter around the grounds.

Portsmouth Cricket Club Members and Guest Code Of Conduct  

 Members and Guests of Portsmouth Cricket Club are required to abide  by the provisions of this Code of Conduct and any subsequent updates as may be in force from time to time, and by their presence on club premises or at club events or activities are deemed to have accepted and to abide by the provisions of this Code and any other relevant Codes of Conduct, Rules or Regulations the Club has adopted.
       All Members and Guests of Portsmouth Cricket Club will:   ·         Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket   ·         Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief   ·         Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed   ·         Display high standards of behaviour   ·         Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play   ·         Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials   ·         Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials ·         Recognise good performance not just match results   ·         Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance   ·         Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual   ·         Respect children’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket   ·         Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with children in the Club.   ·         Not provide children with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club   ·         Follow ECB guidelines set out in the ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued   ·         Report any concerns in relation to a child, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB     In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:   ·         Have been appropriately vetted, if required, before taking on their role. Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance   ·         Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)   ·         Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket   ·         Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’   ·         Develop an appropriate working relationship with young players, based on mutual trust and respect   ·         Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the young player’s full consent and approval   ·         Not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines which recommend the principle -“People in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”   ·         Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially that relating to the Safeguarding of children   ·          If a breach of the provisions or principles of this Code occurs or is reasonably suspected to have occurred the Club reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate, including but not limited to asking the person responsible for the breach to leave the Club premises. Any disciplinary or complaint hearings in connection with a breach of these rules shall be dealt with in accordance with the disciplinary procedure as set out in the Club constitution or Cricket Section Regulations as may be amended from time to time   We the undersigned have read and agree to the Portsmouth Cricket Club Members and Guest Code of Contact. Player:          _____________________________   Signature:                _____________________________ Date:            _____________________________   Parent/Guardian:       _____________________________   Signature:                _____________________________ Date:            _____________________________   Any breech of the code of conduct will be referred to Portsmouth Cricket Club Committee?

2017 Parent Help

Parent Help:Portsmouth Cricket Club is a volunteer organisation that cannot operate without assistance from the players’ parents and supporters. The generous giving of your valuable time ensures our children can continue playing a game they love, while learning and developing new
skills.

Managing: A team manager is essential for all teams with no experience required. A Manager works with the coach and relays information to parents and keeps the team organised while the coach is able to devote time and energy to developing and teaching
players new skills.
      

Scoring: If you want to become more involved in your child’s cricket, a great way to do this is through scoring.

         

Umpiring:Being able to offer assistance in this area will provide valuable time off the field for your team coach to instruct players.


Coaching: Our club has a coaching/training co-coordinator to offer assistance to all new and existing coaches.

2017 Welcome Letter

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Dear Members, Friends and Neighbours,

Welcome to all new and existing players and families of Portsmouth Cricket Club for the 2017 cricket season.  

Please take the time to read the following information about your club and use the club's website as a quick reference for all your cricketing information throughout the upcoming cricket season.  

Communication: The club will distribute up-to-date information throughout the cricket season direct to your Email address supplied on your registration form. If you change this address at any time please notify the club

The Club's website: http://portsmouth.hitscricket.com/default.aspx covers all aspects of the club and cricket season. All cricket news and events will be kept up-to-date on the homepage of our club website. Our club strives to provide a continuous improvement and development strategy through open communication between the committee, coaches, managers, parents and players. Constructive feedback is welcomed. 

Once again the season is fast approaching and it is time for all the members of Portsmouth Cricket Club to group together to prepare for the season ahead. We will be holding our annual NatWest Ground force weekends over the following weekends. Saturday\Sunday, March 25th\26th and Saturday\Sunday April 1st\2nd - Everyone is welcome to come along and help us “Bat out the season! “

We welcome back Fraser Hay our overseas player 2017!

Fraser had a very successful season last year both with Portsmouth CC and Hampshire 2nds, as a result he has been awarded a contract with Hampshire Cricket Club. He will play for Portsmouth on Saturdays and for Hampshire midweek. Last season Fraser finished 3rd in the league batting averages with 632 runs at an average just under 50, he was also a very effective strike bowler with 26 wickets in the league.

 

We are happy to welcome back our Sponsors: RRS Rapid Response – HW Conveyancing Searches – St John’s College – Leonard Gold – ALPHA GRAPHICS – Indian Cottage – Woodgate & Co. Portsmouth CC is really hoping to build on the relationships formed last season.

We are always looking for sponsors so if anyone knows of anyone who would like to sponsor the club, please let the committee know

 

The season ahead is already shaping up to be a good one. The committee is working hard to make improvements in all areas within the club. But the committee can’t do this alone we need your help!

Parent Help: Portsmouth Cricket Club is a volunteer organisation that cannot operate without assistance from the players’ parents and supporters. The generous giving of your valuable time ensures our children can continue playing a game they love, while learning and developing new
skills.

Managing: A team manager is essential for all teams with no experience required. 

A Manager works with the coach and relays information to parents and keeps the team organised while the coach is able to devote time and energy to developing and teaching players new skills.  

Scoring: If you want to become more involved in your child’s cricket, a great way to do this is through scoring.    

Umpiring: Being able to offer assistance in this area will provide valuable time off the field for your team coach to instruct players.

If you are able to help with any on the above please email anyone on the committee. Thank you.

 

 

Subscriptions 2017
Note that 2017 membership rates have been held at the 2016 rate.

Colts: All players are required to pay an Annual Subscription Fee. £80 Junior and £105 Family Membership - Up to 2 Non playing Adults and up to 4 children. (Immediate family members only). Colts Match Fees: £4 per match. Payable for home and away matches. Indoor Match Fees for winter indoor league - £5

 

Adults: All players are required to pay an Annual Subscription Fee

Discount of 50% applies to memberships for students and unemployed (Excludes Occasional Playing Membership)

 

Saturday Playing Member

Includes Saturday Match Fees

One off payment of £190

 

Year-Round Playing Member

Includes Saturday match fees, winter nets and indoor league

One off payment of £280 or

£22.50 per month Standing Order

Social Member

Non-playing membership

One off payment of £20

Women’s W10 Softball

Women’s W10 Softball Training

One off payment of £30

 

 

Managers\Coaches: Your team coach will keep players updated at training each week or via text/email. If you are unable to make training or a game, it would be appreciated if you could inform your coach.

Training Colts:

Friday Night Entry Fee of £5 for non-members  

Friday Evenings – Under7 - School year 1,2 - Prompt Start 6pm - 7:30pm
Friday Evenings – Under7 - School year 3, 4 - Prompt Start 6pm - 7:30pm Top of Form

Monday Evenings – Under 11 - School year 5,6 - Prompt Start 6pm - 7:30pm
Monday Evenings – Under 13 - School year 7, 8 - Prompt Start 6pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday Evenings – Under 15 – School Year 9, 10 – Prompt Start 6pm – 7.30pm

Code of conducts:A code of conduct is issued to every player and parent at the start of the season.
 Top of Form

Training Adults -U17 - U19 -Tuesday Evenings
Prompt Start 6pm - 7:30pm - all adult teams +U17 + U19 training

Attending training is an important aspect of the cricket season - It is beneficial to the development of the players’ cricket skills and learning the importance of working as a team.

Cricket Grounds: Cricket Ground Locations can be found at the 

Portsmouth Cricket Club Website: https://portsmouth.secure-club.com/location/default.aspx

Best of luck to all our teams this season. Remember we have 3 adult teams and 11 Colts teams. All our fixtures can be (or are soon to be) seen on the website, both senior and Colts

Yours in cricket

Portsmouth Cricket Club Committee
2017 Cricket Season

 

 

Child Welfare Officer

Portsmouth Cricket Club
Child Welfare Officer

JEANETTE DAVIS

Contact:

portsmouthcricketcolts@googlemail.com


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ECB Coaches

Code of Conduct

 


Cricket coaches play a crucial role in the development of the game and in the lives of the players they coach. Good cricket coaches ensure that individuals in cricket have positive experiences and are therefore more likely to

continue in the game and achieve their potential.

 

Coaching, as an emerging profession, must demonstrate at all levels, a high degree of honesty, integrity and competence. The need for cricket coaches to understand and act on their responsibilities is of critical importance to the game, as is the concept of participation for fun and enjoyment as well as achievement. This is implicit within good coaching practice and promotes a professional image  of the good practitioner. This Code of Conduct sets out the standards that coaches are required to meet.


Implementation issues

 

This code  sets out the standards that coaches are required to meet. It reflects BEST PRACTICE in coaching across the broadest spectrum of roles and responsibilities and the ECB recognises that the extent to which coaches are required to comply with all the content of this code  may be considered by reference to the nature of the coaching role.

 

All coaches holding recognised ECB qualifications are required to abide  by this code.

 

This code:

 

 is a constituent part of a policy and procedure for dealing with allegations and complaints

 

 is used as the definitive guide and benchmark measure  of coaching practice in determining any need for sanctions against a coach


 

Good cricket coaching practice needs to reflect the following key principles:

 

 Rights

Cricket coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual to participate

in the game.

 

 Relationships

 

Cricket coaches must develop a professional relationship with players (and others) based  on openness,  honesty, mutual trust and respect.



 Responsibilities

personal standards

Cricket coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times.

 

 Responsibilities

professional standards

To maximise the benefits and minimise the risks to players, coaches must attain a high  level of competence through appropriate qualifications and a commitment to ongoing training that ensures safe and correct practice.



 is fully integrated into the cricket and coach  education process

 

 is assessed as part of the cricket coach  accreditation process

 

 is supported by the appropriate training and resources.

 

ECB has developed a training resource that underpins many  of the concepts contained within this Code of Conduct. They include the integration of safeguarding throughout the ECB coaching training for both the childrens and young people and adults coaching pathways, and the online  safeguarding module:

 

 Safeguarding Young Cricketers.




Principle


Statement


Issues


Actions

Relationships

Cricket coaches must develop a professional relationship with players (and others) based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect

Cricket coaches:

must not engage in behaviour that constitutes any form of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, bullying)

should promote the welfare and best interests of their players

must avoid sexual intimacy with players, either while coaching them or in the period of time immediately following the end of the coaching relationship

must take action if they have a concern about the behaviour of an adult towards a child

should empower players to be responsible for their own decisions

should clarify the nature of the coaching services being offered to players

should communicate and cooperate with other organisations and individuals in the best interests of players.

Be aware of the physical needs of players, especially those still growing, and ensure that training loads and intensities are appropriate.

Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary, and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the players full consent and approval.

Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with an under age player. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms.

Inform parents or guardians immediately if you are at all concerned about the welfare of

a child.

Discuss with parents and other interested parties the potential impact of the programme on

the player.

Arrange to transfer a player to another cricket coach if it is clear that an intimate relationship is developing.

Know and understand the relevant ECB or employer policies and procedures in this regard.

Follow the reporting procedures laid down by ECB or your employer if you have a concern non-action is unacceptable.

Respect players’ opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket.

Encourage players to take responsibility for their own development and actions.

Allow players to discuss and participate in the decision-making process.

Discuss and agree with players what information is confidential.

Inform players or their parents of the requirements of cricket.

Inform players or their parents of any potential costs involved in accessing the coaching services on offer.

Be aware of and communicate on any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent.

Do not work with any other cricket coachs player without first discussing or agreeing it with both the coach and the player involved.

Identify and agree with players which other experts or organisations could offer appropriate services.




 


Principle


Statement


Issues


Actions

Rights

Cricket coaches

must respect and champion

the rights of every individual to participate

in cricket

Cricket coaches should:

assist in the creation of an environment where every individual has the opportunity to participate in cricket

create and maintain an environment free of fear and harassment

recognise the rights of all players to be treated as individuals

recognise the rights of players to confer with other cricket coaches and experts

promote the concept of a balanced lifestyle, supporting the well-being of the player both in and out of cricket.

Treat all individuals in cricket with respect at all times.

Do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, disability, sexuality, age, occupation, religion or political opinion.

Do not condone or allow to go unchallenged any form of discrimination.

Do not publicly criticise or engage in demeaning descriptions of others.

Be discreet in any conversations about players, cricket coaches or any other individuals.

Communicate with and provide feedback to players in a manner that reflects respect and care.


Principle


Statement


Issues


Actions

Responsibilities

personal standards

Cricket coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times

Cricket coaches:

must be fair, honest and considerate to players and others in cricket

should project an image of health, cleanliness and functional efficiency

must be positive role models for players at all times.

Operate within the rules and the spirit of cricket.

Educate players on issues relating to the use of performance-enhancing drugs in cricket and co-operate fully with UK Sport and ECB policies.

Maintain the same level of interest and support when a player is sick or injured.

Display high standards in use of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.

Encourage players to display the same qualities.

Do not smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs before or while coaching. This reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of your players.

Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved in cricket.

 

 




Principle


Statement


Issues


Actions

Responsibilities

professional standards

To maximise the benefits and minimise the risks to players, cricket coaches must attain a high level of competence through qualifications, and a commitment to ongoing training that ensures

safe and correct practice

Cricket coaches will:

ensure the environment is as safe as possible, taking into account and minimising possible risks

promote the execution of safe and correct practice

be professional and accept responsibility for their actions

make a commitment to providing a quality service to their players

actively promote the positive benefits to society of participation in cricket

contribute to the development of cricket coaching as a profession by exchanging knowledge and ideas with others

gain ECB coaching qualifications appropriate to the level at which they coach cricket.

Follow the guidelines of the ECB or your employer.

Only allow participation if there is no risk to the player.

Plan all sessions so they meet the needs of the players and are progressive and appropriate.

Maintain appropriate records of your players.

Recognise and accept when it is appropriate to refer a player to another cricket coach

or specialist.

Seek to achieve the highest level of qualification available.

Attend continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain up-to-date knowledge of technical developments in cricket.

Attend CPD to maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of other issues that might impact on both you and your players.

Be aware of the social issues and how cricket can contribute to local, regional or national initiatives.

Actively participate in recruitment and education opportunities in cricket.

Actively contribute to local, regional and national initiatives to improve the standards and quality of cricket coaching both in cricket and sport in general.

Practise in an open and transparent fashion that encourages other cricket coaches to contribute to or learn from your knowledge and experience.

Engage in self-analysis and reflection to identify your professional needs.

Seek CPD opportunities to develop your cricket coaching skills and update your knowledge.

Manage your lifestyle and cricket coaching commitments to avoid burnout that might impair your performance.

Do not assume responsibility for any role for which you are not qualified or prepared.

Do not misrepresent your level of qualification.



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