Hampton Wick Royal Cricket club has officially been awarded an ECB Clubmark Club. This is no mean achievement and is a really good indication of how far we have come in terms of managing the club more professionally and placing a huge emphasis on the development of young cricketers in area. Thanks go to all the colts coaches, Charlie Browning and Sam Kemp in particular - and to all of you who helped grind out the process including Joey and Keith.
Clubmark is the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of our work to support the sporting infrastructure in England.