Clubmark Accreditation

Clubmark Presentation - Sunday June 27th 2010


Hurley have been presented with the ECB recognised Clubmark Accreditation. This is a fantastic achievement for us and we're only the 21st club in Berkshire to receive this. Dave Forrest (Youth Cricket Manager) and Hurley's 3 ECB qualified coaches David Simoes, Mark Allen and Neil Dawkins were presented with the accreditation from Mark Roche, Cricket Development Manager for Berkshire.







September 2018

Delighted to confirm that we have recently been re-accredited to Clubmark status which confirms our commitmennt to being a safe, welcoming and family friendly cricket club through to 2020. As part of an ongoing process, this will be checked on an annual basis. Congratulations to all involved.



What does this (Clubmark) mean?


In a nutshell we've been recognised for putting in place a high quality set up for the development of youth cricket in the community. Clubmark is the ECB and Sport England national accreditation scheme that sees to recognise safe, effective and child friendly practices within clubs. Clubmark also enables us to be better positioned when applying for grants for ground equipment, coaching funding etc. Going forwards it is a key requirement for cricket clubs that want to be taken seriously.

Download Hurley CC Club Mark Certificate.


What have we done?


We've built on the foundations of a colts section that was set up in 1975 by Fred Furneaux. Fred ran (almost single handed) the colts until recently when Steve Taylor and Phil Ridgeway took over the development of the current crop of U17 that are now starring in the senior teams.

In the last 12 months we have:


  • Established teams at U9, U11, U13s as well as the existing U17s
  • Qualified ECB Level 2 coaches (David Simoes/Jordan Barradell-Pither)supplemented by Duncan Verry and  Darryn Wright who hopes to be joining these ranks soon
  • Created a structured and fun coaching programme with regular training on Sunday mornings (U9/11s) 
  • Set up partnerships with 4 local schools to help promote Hurley CC to themHave 60+ juniors regularly training at the club


Who's been involved?


The great thing is that this has been a real club effort with contributions including:


  • Committee - fully backing the programme as part of the overall club progression
  • Coaching - David, Jodan, Duncan, Darryn with support from Jo
  • Groundsman - this has involved further work for Jeff but getting the facilities in place for games has been key
  • Parents - helping out on match days, watching and supporting the boys and being very forthcoming with subs!!
  • Senior Players - coming down to support, helping out with umpiring, scoring, designing great recruitment posters or running the Clubmark requirements

What's next?


This isn't the end of the journey but the continual long term development plan for the club. The aim for next year is to increase the numbers to 70+ children and get even more parents and members involved in the coaching. As part of our 5 year plan, we aim to get Hurley colts represented at all age groups from U9 to U17.


ECB Coaching Qualifications


Hurley has ECB qualified coaches helping out as part of the Youth Programme:

David Simoes - Level 2

Jordan Barradell-Pither - Level 2

Duncan Verry

Darryn Wright

Joe Graham

More information on the ECB Clubmark process



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