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Colwall Cricket Club the Number One Place in Herefordshire to Play Cricket

 

Please note that we now use our own website - www.colwallcc.org.uk for all our electronic news. We will use the play cricket site to hold our scores.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy Colwall Cricket Club which is situated beneath the foot of the Malvern Hills, with the cricket ground looking out to the rolling Herefordshire countryside. It has been voted one of the prettiest cricket grounds in England. The club maintains two adjacent pitches to the highest standards thanks to a body of dedicated ground staff and volunteers.

Colwall CC is a family and community orientated club which prides itself on the excellence of its facilities and its continuing development as a leading club. New members and visitors - playing or social are always welcome.

Colwall runs three adult teams in the Worcestershire Cricket League, Both the 1st and 2nd Teams play in their respective First Divisions which is a good standard of cricket plus a 3rd team has just been entered into the League this year. We also have a team in the Herefordshire Saturday League, a Sunday Team playing friendly matches. We take part in the National Village Knockout Cup every year. We are proud to have a women's and girls’ team. There is a thriving Junior Section for boys and girls of all ages with teams playing in the Herefordshire & Worcestershire youth leagues. An increasing number of Colwall juniors have been selected to play in regional and county teams.

A large number of non-playing members enjoy watching the cricket and a drink from the bar in the late evening sunshine which bathes the ground. Colwall in the summer is a traditional English cricket ground in all its glory. The club also encourages members to contribute by volunteering for an official post or ad hoc projects.

Safeguarding Policy Statement
Our Club is committed to ensuring that all children (i.e. persons under the age of eighteen) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.
We will do this by:
• Recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have a right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.
• Ensuring individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a safe, positive and fun cricketing experience for children
• Adopting and implementing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of this
• Appointing a Club Welfare Officer and ensuring they attend all current and future training modules required by the ECB, so they have the necessary skills to undertake their role effectively
• Ensuring all people who work in cricket at, or for, our club (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) understand the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them according to their level of contact with children in cricket.
• Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation.
• Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and code of conduct guidelines defined by the ECB and our club
• Ensuring the name and contact details of our Club Welfare Officer is available:
- As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within our club
- As a local source of procedural advice for our club, its committee and members
- As the main point of contact within our club for the ECB County Welfare Officer and the ECB Child Protection Team, and
- As the main point of contact within our club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding