Women’s Softball Festivals!
Our popular softball festivals are back for 2022!!
Our host venues are chosen with 23 festivals throughout the summer!
All the info, dates, venues and how to book can be found here: Women’s Softball
Safehands Management System
Please can all clubs who have been onboarded on the Safehands Management System ensure all club contacts requiring DBS’s have been added onto the system.
For those who have done this, please ensure that all the contacts log in and accept their roles ASAP
The system will then highlight any officials requiring a DBS
This is now very important with the season having already begun. There will be activity and matches taking place and it is of paramount importance that these activities are led by people who have a current DBS
We are aiming to help reduce the barrier to accessing quality coaching for all girls across the County who take part in our performance pathway programme. To help us do this, we are looking for individuals and businesses who may want to support the Girls for the 2022 season.
There are many different ways in which we are looking for support, from match ball sponsors, match day sponsors and more!
If you are interested in getting involved and supporting us, please get in touch with Lauren at email@example.com for more information.
Women’s Softball Kit
Women’s Softball Kit is now in stock and ready for clubs to buy!
This year, in addition to the New Balance soft ball bats and existing soft ball cricket balls, soft ball kit bags are available to purchase. The kit bags contain 2 x New Balance bats, 2 x stumps, 18 soft balls, and 20 cones in a soft ball branded black, wheeled holdall.
Balls, bats and kitbags are all available through the serious cricket online shop:
Stock will be limited so get your orders in ASAP!
Inspired to Play Grant
Want to help to open up the game for more boys and girls this summer?
Eligible clubs can now apply for a £1,000 grant to put on cricket activity between July-September.
Submit your club’s applications at https://ims.ecb.co.uk/ until 31st May 2022.
For more information visit our website: https://dcfcricket.com/2022/04/inspired-to-play-grant-2022/
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DCF has a final date for Safe Hands training to support clubs and Club Safeguarding Officers (CSO’s).
See below the details and booking link:
- Wednesday 11th May @ Pilsley & Clay Cross Cricket Club (Pilsley Sports Pavilion)
- Booking Link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/bkqlqw
DCF would urge CSO’s needing to attend a Safe Hands course to book as soon as possible to secure places.
Derbyshire Cricket College
The Derbyshire Cricket College launches in September! More information can be found on our website here Derbyshire Cricket College
We have 2 open evenings remaining- Register Here
Access to Cricket Grant
The DCF are proud to introduce a new Access to Cricket Grant, which recognises that cost can be a barrier to accessing the game and seeks to remove that barrier to participation in playing or in cricket education programmes.
For more information about the Access to Cricket Grant please Click Here
We have also set up a JustGiving page to take donations to help grow the fund which will enable us to support more people. The link can be found below: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/accesstocricket
Following on from the success of our volunteer rewards programme last year, we want to continue to celebrate volunteers across Derbyshire! Click the link below for more info on how to nominate:
We have a comprehensive schedule of coaching course planned over the summer. This is the most courses we have ever put on in a calendar year with courses in different areas of the county!
For more information about each course please visit Coach Education
Walking Cricket sessions will be starting from 12th April at 3 venues across the county.
- Alfreton Leisure Centre- Tuesdays, 10.00-11.00am
- Willows Sport Centre- Thursdays, 12.30-13.30pm
- Glossop- Information coming soon
Booking information can be found here https://cvent.me/N3XRyM
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Sport 4 Thought
The Sport4Thought project aims to use sport as a vehicle for reminiscence and interaction between people with dementia, their carer’s and those experiencing isolation and loneliness.
Sessions are free of charge and the programme is supported by Derby County Community Trust, Making Space and Age UK Chaddesden Park.
More information about the sessions can be found on our website: https://dcfcricket.com/2022/03/sport-4-thought/
DCF Schools Offer
The DCF can offer coaching packages for schools to purchase for their students. This includes curriculum sessions, teacher CPD and playground leader training.
All of the information can be found here: School Offers
DCF Garden Project
We have recently secured funding from the DCMS Investment Fund administered by Children In Need to set up a community allotment at Derbyshire’s County Cricket Ground. We are looking for volunteers who are 18+ to help support the project and get it up and running. If you have an interest in horticulture, construction or even design then we want to hear from you, regardless of your experience or age. Please fill in the form below to register your interest, we can’t wait to start this amazing journey with you.
DCFA Summer Holiday Club
The DCFA are looking to recruit individuals to help staff our holiday activity club taking place this summer!
We would like to hear from those that:
Have a passion for working with children
Would be interested in paid work for four weeks during July/August 2022
Could provide proof of their ID for DBS check
Could complete a short safeguarding course
Are 18 years +
Please complete the form below to register your interest:
The T20 Walkathon Event is back for 2022!
Following a similar route to last year, entrants will start at the Incora County Ground before taking a tour around some of Derby’s cricket clubs and surrounding areas. The walk will end with everyone arriving back at the Incora County Ground for the start of the Vitality Blast game between Derbyshire Falcons and Lancashire Lightning!
Take part on your own for £25 or enter our team competition by gathering a team of 4 to compete for our group winner’s trophy for £100 per team!
Entry fees include: a t-shirt, entry to the vitality blast game, food and drink voucher to be redeemed at the ground
SAVE THE DATE: 24th of June
SIGN UP LINK COMING SOON