Isle of Wight Cricket

Clubs Seminar Follow Up

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The IWCB would like to thank for you for giving up your time to attend the Club Development Seminar; I hope you found the evening both interesting and enlightening in your cricket clubs development. The seminar presentation can be found on the Isle of Wight Cricket Board website in the news section and attached above.

The aim of this email is to provide you with further information on the ECB's vCricket concept. I attach a poster that I would be most grateful if you could display in your clubhouse and/or forward onto your club members. Could I also ask you to forward the following survey link onto any new volunteers (those who have taken up roles in 2010, or will be doing so in 2011) in your club.

The survey will take no more than a minute to complete and is completely anonymous; allowing the ECB and the Isle ofWight Cricket Board to record all those volunteering in the community game.

Below you can find a brief summary on the concept. (Additional info can be found at

The vCricket programme is here to introduce young people into cricket, offering a broad range of volunteering opportunities, providing: enjoyable, enhancing and sustainable programmes for both volunteers and clubs.

The vCricket programme will change the dynamic of the workforce to support the game. We will introduce more young people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, male and female, to help invigorate a vibrant club network.vCricket is funded by V which is an independent charity aiming to inspire a new generation of volunteers aged (16 25) in England. vCricket is delivered on a local basis by your County Volunteer Coordinator (CVC), who is available to support your club in its journey through the process.

A key part of the programme is vCricket Awards; offering 16-25's the opportunity to log their volunteer hours and receive reward and recognition directly from the ECB; costing the club nothing.

The best way to start your club on the vCricket pathway is by appointing a Volunteer Coordinator (VC) for your club. I would therefore like to offer your club the opportunity to send a representative (Or two) to receive training and ultimately fill this position at your clubs. The VC is a key position in helping your club to develop a strong volunteering structure, and enhance your clubs management of volunteers.

'Giving responsibility for volunteers to a specific person is the first step to success'

Natwest Cricketforce 9th & 10th April 2011

'How to Register'
In order to register your club for NatWest CricketForce you need to be a Main Administrator in your club's play-cricket site or hold the 'CricketForce' role (this can be assigned to you by the Main Administrator). If you don't know who the Play-Cricket administrator/s are for your club please e-mail or

Once you are in a position to register please follow the instructions below:

- Go to

- Click on the link to register for NatWest CricketForce 2011

- Sign in to Play-Cricket and click to proceed

- Click on the link that reads xxxxx CC registration

- Fill in the required details in the form and continue to the summary page and click 'finish'

- If you get 'Read only' form it means you are not a Main Administrator nor do you have the 'CricketForce' role (see first paragraph)

For any help with NatWest CricketForce registration or information about the programme itself please email at any time.

Funding Opportunities
ECB Small Grants -
Lord Taveners -
Sport England Small Grants -
Hampshire & IW Community Fund -
Football Foundation (Joint Projects with football) -
ECB Interest Free Loan -

Other Information
CASC - Presentation Attached
Fundraising Ideas - Presentatint Attached

If you need any more information or support please contact
Stuart Chatfield -
Graham Sprack -

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