How cricket clubs can develop secure, enterprising and sustainable facilities

This is the title of one of the presentations at Great facilities for community sport and physical activity…where, how, who? A conference which focuses on how best to develop facilities which increases the number of active people in an enterprising and sustainable way

30th April 2014

Meadow Park Conference Centre

Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3RN

This one-day event will provide lots of examples of best practice of identifying, creating and/or developing great facilities for people to become more active. Different solutions from different environments by different people.

Delegates can learn from others and adapt ideas to suit their own environment. Pick up helpful insights, learning from people themselves and the providers who have been successful.

This presentation is delivered by Tessa Hayhurst who is National Funding Operations Manager at the ECB.

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for cricket across England and Wales.  The ECB believes that a healthy network of cricket clubs is essential to the future of the game. Despite record numbers of juniors coming into the game, club cricket is facing a series of social, economic and environmental challenges.  A review of the club game has highlighted the a number of issues, some of which are facility-related:

 — Inability of many clubs to make long term plans for a sustainable future

— Lack of growth due to poor access to, and quality of, club facilities

— Growing risk to many clubs’ security of tenure

— Static or falling club income streams

—Damaging effects of rising temperatures and increased rainfall due to climate change.

 In response, and following widespread consultation, the ECB has developed a National Club Strategy. This presentation will cover how all ECB-affiliated clubs can plan for a sustainable future through committed club support, based around secure, enterprising and sustainable facilities.

 For more information about this event call 01423 326 660 or email

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