Clubmark/ Development Plan



 Members and Guests must at all times

  • 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 Young People above the development of performance
  • Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
  • Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club.
  • Not provide Young People 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 Young Person, following the ECB’s reporting procedures

In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:

  • 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’



Mumbles Cricket Club

 Junior Code of Conduct

Mumbles Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members.

Mumbles Cricket Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians 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 the Club Welfare Officer, or any member of the Management Committee.

As a member of Mumbles Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions. Juniors and parents of juniors representing the Club in matches must sign, and comply with the “Chwarae Teg” Fair Play Code of Conduct.
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Where members use or borrow equipment provided by the Club, they must return it to the coach in charge at the end of the session. Under no circumstances should members use equipment without the permission of the coach in charge.
  • The practice nets may only be used when supervised by a qualified coach, or authorised person. Participants must comply with the Net Management Code of Practice.
  • 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.



Mumbles Cricket Club

 Emergency Action Plan

In The  Event Of Injuries / Accidents

Doctors Surgery

The nearest surgery to the club is at:-

Queens Road Surgery. 49 Queens Road, Mumbles. SA3 4AW. Telephone: ( 01792) 368276.

1 mile. Directions: Leave the ground, turn left onto Plunch Lane, and proceed along Plunch Lane and Higher Lane. Turn right at Langland corner into Langland Road. Turn right at the traffic lights at the junction of Langland Road and Newton Road. Take 1st right turn into Stanley Street. Then 1st into Queens Road. Surgery is immediately on the right.


The nearest Accident & Emergency Department

MorristonHospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston. SA6 6NL

Telephone: (01792) 702222

10.5 miles.Directions: Leave ground, turn right onto Plunch Lane. Travel to and through Swansea on A4607, At Sainsburys keep left for A4217, Follow signs for Liberty Stadium. On reaching roundabout at Stadium follow A4067 for  “Hospital”





 Club Support – Planning for the future

‘Our Club’

 Who do we engage with?

Who should we engage with internally? e.g. players, parents, coaches Do we currently?(Yes / No) How regularly? Is this engagement one way or two ways? Do we engage effectively? Do we understand the impact we are having? Any improvements we could make?
Players Yes Several times a week during the season, at matches, formal and informal practices, as well as socially. Less regularly during the winter months. Two Way. The Club encourages open dialogue with players, and listens to their concerns and aspirations. Club Officers and Committee are ever present and freely interact and engage with the players. In playing terms the Club is successful, which bears testament to the impact we are achieving. Moral amongst the players is high. Continue to encourage players to join club’s social media Facebook page, and Twitter account to enhance communication.
Coaches Yes Almost daily throughout the season. As and when required during the close season.Planning Meetings with coaches are held during the season and close season. Two way, predominantly conducted through the Team Manager with respect to the Head Coach. Communication with Junior Coaches is through the Junior Cricket Co – ordinator. Both the Team Manager and Junior Co -ordinator are members of the Management Committee. The existing model is effective, and the impact we are having is understood, as evidenced by the feedback received from coaches. Appoint Head CoachIncrease number of qualified coaches in Junior Section
Volunteers Yes Constant with Volunteers who assist with the ground, bar, catering, or juniors. Two Ways Engagement is effective. By and large the impact is reflected in the smooth day to day operations evident at the Club. Ensure volunteers on match days are aware of their responsibilities with respect to Emergency Procedures, and Incident Reporting and Recording.
Parents Yes Junior Coaches are in regular contact with parents by e mail and text during the season. The Club will e mail parents updates on social events Two Ways Yes Identify parents that might assist with coaching and scoring.Request all parents to join relevant ‘Whats Ap’ group to assist communications.
Who should we engage with externally? e.g. schools, businesses, community groups
Local Schools Yes At the start of the season with primary schools in our catchment area, promoting the Club’s coaching programme, and Kwik Cricket Festival. Two Ways Our impact on schools is measured by their response and attendance at our Local Kwik Cricket Festival, and which schools we draw our junior members from. Also from the number of schools booking the club’s facilities for social functions. We would like to improve our school links by holding more cricket sessions in local schools. This is currently constrained by the availability of our coaches.
Businesses Yes Regularly throughout the year. Encouraging businesses to support the Club through advertising and sponsorship of shirts, games, match balls. Two Ways Engagement is in person. The Club has a specific sponsors package. Proven to be effective due to the number of sponsors the Club has. We are constantly seeking to increase our links with the business community. We are endeavouring to improve the quality of the match day experience for sponsors.
Community Groups Yes Community Groups receive regular e mail updates on Club’s cricketing and social programme. We also advertise the Club’s facilities that are available for hire. Two Ways Yes successfully, we work proactively with a host of community groups. The Club is used extensively by a variety of community groups for meetings, functions and events. Extend the months the Club is open and available to Community Groups.
Cricket Leagues Yes Monthly Two Ways The Club has a representative on the Management Committee of the South Wales Premier, and Junior leagues Cricket Leagues. We also attend Meetings of the South Wales Cricket Association. Continue to monitor developments with Leagues.



 Club Self-Assessment –  Guide to Understanding our strengths and weaknesses




Yes or No


Top 5?

PURPOSE Our committee is representative of our club (includes junior/senior players, parents, volunteers etc.)


Our committee takes time to ensure it has a clear understanding of where we want to be in 5 years





We always let our members know what we are trying to achieve as a club




SOCIAL We work proactively with our members and leagues to improve the player experience


We ask our players about their playing experience and ask for suggestions to help make improvements


We are innovative in how we attract new members to our club, ensuring we create a welcoming environment


Promote Womens / Girls Cricket


We understand the importance of retaining our existing volunteers/players/members and take time to understand their motivations for being part of our club


We are innovative in how we attract new volunteers to our club, utilising the skills, knowledge and attributes of our members effectively


Appoint Head Club Coach.

Identify  volunteers Junior Coaches, Umpires and scorers


We recognise the need to reduce bureaucracy and administration for our volunteers e.g. maximising the use of new technology, influencing leagues etc.



ECONOMIC We are innovative in increasing our income streams ensuring we can proactively plan for the future


We work to reduce our running costs and redirect funds into the player experience


We manage our finances effectively and are compliant with tax legislation


We work proactively with the leagues to reduce travel costs


We produce an annual budget to ensure we are in control of our finances and are sustainable in the future



ENVIRONMENTAL We work to improve access to better indoor facilities for our members


We work to improve access to better outdoor facilities for our members (practice and match play facilities)


Provide mobile Practice Net


We manage our energy and water use effectively to help reduce our costs


We are prepared for changing climate patterns and to reducing the impact that drought and flooding may bring to our club


Ground. Improving drainage a long term goal.


We continuously monitor the usage of our facilities and our membership levels and look to source alternatives / new facilities


Formulate draft plans to construct a Garage for Ground Machinery


We work proactively with our community to open up our facilities creating a warm, welcoming environment and help raise money


 Planning for the future

Our Club Purpose:What are we trying to achieve?




When – (1/3/5 years)



Social e.g. referring to teams, players, members, volunteers & coaches, community and committee

Improve performance of senior teams/players, and quality of club practice sessions.

Appoint Head Club Coach

Cricket Sub-Committee

By February 2018

To be determined / negotiated

Cricket e.g. referring to activity, coaching programmes, competitive opportunities and performance

Increase the number of volunteer coaches in the Junior Section.

Enrol – 2 x identified volunteers on ECB Certificate UKCC Level 2 Course. 2 x volunteers ECB Support Worker Course.

Apply for Community Chest Funding.

Junior Coaching Co-ordinator. (Steve Davies)

Next 3 months.

£930.00 approx.

Promote Women’s / Girl’s Cricket

Hold Women’s / Girl’ Softball Cricket Event

Junior Coaching Co-ordinator. (Steve Davies

May/June 2018.

To be estimated

Increase outside practice facilities

Purchase mobile net cage. Prepare grass practice strips.

Phil Roche / Management Committee

April 2018



Environmental e.g. referring to club facilities and capital expenditure

Improve storage facilities for ground maintenance equipment

Draw up plans to replace containers with permanent garage

Project Manager

(John Blyth)

Plans by 2018. Completion by 2023

To be estimated

Enhance ground drainage

Produce plan

Management Committee

Next 5 years

To be determined

Do your objectives all contribute to your club’s purpose?

An equal balance of activity and resource must be put into the social, environmental and economic elements of any cricket club in order to improve its sustainability.





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