Clubmark Accreditation




Hurley has been certified with the ECB recognised Clubmark Accreditation since 2010. This is a fantastic achievement for us and we are proud of the Clubmark and continue to develop our offering to members of our club and potential new recruits..



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 U15s that are now starring in the senior teams.

Our present achievements:

  • Established set-up/teams at All Stars, Cricket Dynamos, U13s and U15s
  • Qualified ECB Level 2 coach (David Simoes) supplemented by Darryn Wright 
  • Created a structured and fun coaching programme with regular training on Sunday mornings  
  • Integrated our U15s into adult cricket 


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 and Darryn with support from Joe Graham
  • 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 50+ 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

Darryn Wright

Joe Graham

More information on the ECB Clubmark process



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