Clubs preparing for the future during lockdown

While lockdown has been and continues to be a very restrictive time for clubs, there have been quite a few that have been busy getting their club in order for when we are all allowed back out to play.


Over the past few months no fewer than 13 clubs of our clubs have undertaken the Sport NI led Clubmark scheme. This scheme assists in insuring cricket clubs are sustainable, safe and fit for purpose. Just before we were forced into lockdown Ballyspallen, Fox Lodge and Ardmore all received confirmation of their accreditation.


Since lockdown has begun we have been supporting clubs mostly via zoom meetings to assist in whatever way we can. We now have a further 5 clubs who have completed the online process of Clubmark with their site visit the only remain hurdle left, which will take place as soon as safely possible. The clubs awaiting their club visits to complete the process are Maghera, Bonds Glen, Bready, Donemana and Eglinton with a further 5 clubs working through the online process.


Brian Allen, Club and Partnerships Officer, was delighted with so many clubs getting involved:


“It has been very encouraging to see our clubs and volunteers putting in considerable effort into obtaining this accreditation, which for many has been simply documenting and formalising what they already do well. A major benefit of this process has been seeing how clubs have recruited, activated and resourced volunteers to complete specific tasks to allow their club to grow in line with the vision of the clubs committees and members.”


To find out more please contact Brian Allen ( or click on the link below

Club Accreditation




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