Kilmington and Stourton Cricket Club
Junior SectionKSCC Juniors was started in 2003 when KSCC entered an U11 team in the North Dorset Cricket Association League. At this stage we only had 10 players (U11s played 8 a side) and several of these were aged between 8-10 years. Over the past 9 years we have added U13 and U15 and most recently U9 teams (2010). KSCC has provided 8 players for Dorset county age group teams since 2003 and between 20 and 30 players for District age groups sides (U10-U15). We currently have 4 Level 2 coaches and 4 level 1s to assist the juniors to improve their game.
As these junior players have progressed from the U15s to the 2nd and 1st XIs so the standard of cricket played at the club has improved and the numbers of playing members of the club has increased (currently 80 playing members). All this bodes well for the future.
In 2012 KSCC was awarded its first Chance to Shine Project (cricket coaching in primary schools). David Barton had been coaching in 2 local schools since 2010 (St Georges Bourton and Whitesheet Primary, Zeals) and this was extended to Milton on Stour and Wyke primary in 2012. We are bidding for more funding to continue our work in schools in 2013. Developing links with local primary schools is considered essential to ensure a regular supply of young players for the junior sides and will contribute to a successful future for the club.
Our ECB ClubMark status as reinstated in June 2012. ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. KSCC was required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children
The Cricket Programme
Knowing your club and its Community/One Game