West development manager update

Tim Hart has circulated his January update on what’s going on in here in the west in community development.  His update was sent to clubs’ Junior Convenors, and there’s a copy here online.

Child wellbeing and protection training

Cricket Scotland has contacted clubs noting, “Colin McDougall will be delivering child wellbeing and protection training at Titwood on Sunday the 20th of January 2019.  Two separate sessions will be delivered on the day:

10am to 1pm: “In Safe Hands 1

This will incorporate specific guidance on the Cricket Scotland Club Child Protection Policy.
This course is aimed at club Child Protection Officers, Junior Convenors, etc.

1.30pm to 3pm: “PVG training

This is aimed at clubs who have not yet engaged and clubs where the person undertaking the CPO role has changed since the initial training.

We would strongly encourage clubs to make use of this opportunity.  Numbers are restricted to twenty for each course so could you please reply to Iain Murdoch by close of business on Thursday the 18th of January 2019 with names for each of the courses.”

West development manager update

Tim Hart has circulated his November update on what’s going on in here in the west in community development.  His update was sent to clubs’ Junior Convenors, and there’s a copy here online.

Coach education and development – update

Colin McDougall hosted a safeguarding and protecting children workshop at “Titwood” in Glasgow, yesterday, Sunday the 25th of November.  The workshop, which was attended by twelve people from seven different clubs, focused on best practice, investigated what constitutes child abuse and provided support for how coaches should respond to any concerns they may have.

Coach development workshops – update

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the First Aid course which was planned for this Sunday (the 25th of November) has had to be cancelled. However, it is hoped that this course will be re-arranged for a Sunday during January, 2019.

The planned Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop on Sunday is, however, still running. This workshop takes place at “Titwood” (22 Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4LB), from 10am to 1pm. There are still a few places available – and anyone wishing to attend should contact Tim Hart (07825-172346) directly.

Indoor Kwik Cricket – update

The series of indoor Kwik Cricket festivals restarts this coming Sunday (Sunday the 18th of November), at Uddingston Grammar School.  The festival will be an Under 12 event, hosted by East Kilbride CC – with Kilmarnock CC and Uddingston CC being the other clubs participating.

West participation forum

Tim Hart reports, “Cricket Scotland hosted a first-ever west region participation forum on Sunday the 11th of November 2018, at “Titwood” in Glasgow. Led by myself and West Region Women and Girls Development Officer Rosy Ryan, the forum focused on ‘All Stars Cricket’ (specifically the ‘Money can’t buy experience’), provided an overview of latest range of programmes available within the women and girls environment (including a big reveal of a new, and exciting, development), invited feedback on the junior formats (which were introduced for the first time in 2018) and re-capped on other support available to clubs through other key partner organisations.  Thanks to Clydesdale CC for hosting and to the sixteen people, from twelve different clubs, who attended and provided some very valuable feedback for Cricket Scotland.”


The WDJCU Committee would like to congratulate Cricket Scotland‘s West Region Women and Girls Development Officer, Rosy Ryan (pictured) who has been recognised at “Role Model of the Year” at the recent Scottish Women in Sport Awards dinner. The dinner took place in Glasgow, on Friday the 9th of November 2018, and was a celebration of a great year of female success in sport in Scotland.  Rosy’s effervescence, passion and commitment are clear for all to see – and these characteristics have made her a significant driving force in the recent growth of the game in the west region. Rosy is able to provide a great first experience for everyone trying our sport for the first time and she has created a new training programme called CricHIIT to encourage more women and girls throughout the country to keep fit, socialise and develop some new skills – while having lots of fun.

More information about Rosy’s fantastic success can be found on the Cricket Scotland website.

Kwik Cricket update

Tim Hart reports, “Today saw the first of the Cricket Scotland Under 10 west region indoor Kwik Cricket festivals take place.  As with the Under 12 tournament last week, Uddingston Grammar School was once again the venue. The three clubs involved this week were: Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC and Uddingston CC. Thanks to all the players and the coaches, and parents, who supported the event.

“The programme of festivals will now take a one-week break (for Remembrance Sunday) – before resuming, on Sunday the 18th of November, with another Under 12 festival.”

Cricket Scotland coaching update

Tim Hart reports, “Cricket Scotland hosted a ‘Coach Support Worker’ workshop at Eastwood High School on Saturday the 3rd of November. The UKCC Level 1-equivalent course helped sixteen people, from five west region clubs (and two East region clubs), to gain more knowledge and skills which will help them to support coaching programmes at their clubs. Thanks to everyone for their efforts and enthusiasm on the day.”