DCF Club Updates - 27th June 2022

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

This year’s Festivals are sponsored by our good friends at Chevin Homes! We are extremely grateful for their support and their commitment to helping us continue to grow the Women and Girls game across Derbyshire.

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 30th June 2022.

For more information visit our website: https://dcfcricket.com/2022/04/inspired-to-play-grant-2022/


DCF Summer Falcons Courses

Our Summer Falcons Courses are back for 2022!

We have a range of courses all over the county including Hardball, Softball and Girls Only.

All the courses and information can be found via our website: https://dcfcricket.com/holiday-courses/

We are offering a 10% discount for your booking if you book before 3rd July, just use the code: EarlyBird

If you have any further questions about any of the courses, please contact james.colton@dcfcricket.com

We are proud to announce that this year’s summer camps are sponsored by Green 2k Design, Derbyshire-based Architectural Design practice working on a range of projects covering residential, commercial, educational and community buildings both locally and nationally.


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 softball bats and existing softball cricket balls, softball kit bags are available to purchase.  The kit bags contain 2 x New Balance bats, 2 x stumps, 18 softballs, and 20 cones in a softball 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!


Grassroots Heroes

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:


Coach Education

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


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 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.



DCF and Aspire 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


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