We are pleased to be able to share the categories for this year’s Grassroots Cricket Awards that celebrate our volunteer superstars.
In what has been a really difficult time, what better way to reward your fantastic volunteers by nominating them into one of the award categories. We know there are lots of worthy nominations at every club in Derbyshire!
We aim to invite all nominees to our Grassroots Cricket Awards on the 12th August during the Derbyshire Royal London 50 over game v Surrey. This will be dependent on what covid-19 restrictions and hospitality restrictions are still in place, but we are hopeful we will be able to put on a great afternoon/evening of celebration. We will confirm this as soon as possible after the 12th July.
This year there are 8 National award categories and 4 Derbyshire award categories that will allow us to recognise and reward those in your clubs that have made an outstanding contribution to cricket this year, be it a young volunteer who has gone over and above or a club that has excelled in opening up the game to a brand new audience this summer.
The National categories are as follows:
- Connecting Communities – A Club or community organisation that has gone above and beyond the call of cricket to support communities/groups coming back to the game we love.
- Inspired to play – An Individual or group within your club or community organisation going above and beyond to open the game up to new audiences.
- Rising Star Award – Young volunteer making a difference – 11 – 16-year-olds
- Game changer – Young volunteer 17 – 25-year-olds making a difference in the game.
- Unsung hero – Those heroes who impact our game and help us make cricket happen. This could be ground staff, coaches, officials, umpires, or other volunteers.
- Growing the game – A league volunteer, committee member, or administrator going above and beyond to support clubs and help increase the number of games played.
- Lifetime achiever – That one individual who has given many years of service to your club or community group you could not do without.
- Cricket innovators – Someone who has brought new ideas and/or implemented new systems to improve your club or community group.
The Derbyshire categories are as follows:
- Women’s Cricket Volunteer of the Year – This award is for an individual who has gone above and beyond to help grow the Women’s game at your club or in your local area
- Girls Cricket Volunteer of the Year – This award is for an individual who has gone above and beyond to help grow the Girls game at your club or in your local area
- All Stars Activator of the Year – This award is for an Activator who has delivered an outstanding first experience for children aged 5-8 at your club. We are looking for someone who has inspired children and also integrated new volunteers into the club.
- Dynamos Activator of the Year – This award is for an Activator who has delivered an outstanding first experience for children aged 8-11 at your club. We are looking for someone who has inspired children and also integrated new volunteers into the club.
Within the document below, we have provided detail of each category plus the judging criteria for each category.
If you have volunteers within your club who you believe deserves to be nominated, please click the link below and complete the simple nomination form!
Nominations will close on the 31st July 2021.
(Please note this is not related to our volunteer of the month campaign)