Tim Hart writes, “Following on from last week’s email about the Women and Girls’ Forum, please find details about another exciting Forum which Cricket Scotland is hosting. This one is our Club Forum – and the event is all about how we can develop #muchmorethancricket and how cricket clubs can become a central part of the local community. Please find full details, including the registration link, below. If you have any queries about the forum, please contact Ian Sandbrook (07584-232795).”
Ian Sandbrook writes, “If cricket and our clubs are to grow, they have to become much more than places where people ‘just play their cricket’ and compete in a league. They have to play a bigger part in the lives of local people and communities and become fun and social destinations. In the current climate, sport is increasingly being asked to deliver ‘sport for change’ and real community benefits. So, the more cricket can show that it’s not just played by some ‘diehards’ but embraces new communities, formats, and ways of delivering; the more players, partners and funding we can attract.
“This event is all about how we can develop #muchmorethancricket and how cricket clubs can become a central part of the local community. This is not just a conference. It is a forum which focuses on best practice and provides thoughts, tools and to-dos. Real stories and successes to be told, lessons to be learnt, ideas and experiences to be shared on how to grow cricket.”
Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre – engaging the whole community :: Sandra Sutton, Chair, Twechar Community Action
Drumchapel Table Tennis Club – 500 members and a hub for the community – how? :: Terry McLernon, MBE
Sport for Change in Scotland – what it means for cricket :: Svend Elkjaer, Director, Sports Marketing Network
How to engage and attract young people :: Rosie Dyke, All Stars Activator, Perth Doo’cot CC
Presentations from three thriving cricket clubs on how they are progressing on their journey: Gala CC, Westquarter & Redding CC, and Galloway CC
Participate in group discussion on:
:: how to change your club’s culture
:: how to raise the profile of your club
:: how to attract change-makers
:: how to recruit more players”
How to register
Registration for the #muchmorethancricket conference is via our new membership portal Go Membership. This membership portal is being rolled out this year to all cricket players, coaches, club members and fans.
Cricket Scotland member clubs
Please follow this registration link and select conference tickets then checkout. If you are already a member, login to your profile and complete the booking. If you do not currently have a membership profile on Go Membership, simply complete the registration page and then checkout.
The conference is open to wider partners and organisations interested in attending the day. If you are not from a Cricket Scotland member club, please click on this link to register. There is a £40 delegate fee.
“Please feel free to circulate around your club and contacts. We highly recommend that multiple people from your club attend to maximise the learning and impact when you take some of the ideas back to your own clubs. If you have any queries please get in touch.”