DCF Club Updates - 1st November 2022

DCF Club Forums 2022

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation are running a series of face-to-face Club Forums during November.
The events are designed to support your planning for 2023 and beyond and we are inviting all affiliated clubs to be involved.
Details of each forum can be found below:

The format of the forums will include a group presentation followed by breakout workshops.
Our aim is to provide an interactive forum and an opportunity for clubs and DCF staff to share best practice with each other.

Among the topics we plan to cover on the evenings (subject to amendment) are:

  • Creating Welcoming Clubs
    •   A workshop that considers the benefits and challenges associated with Clubs enabling wider participation and creating welcoming environments for a more diverse membership
  • Sustainable Clubs
    • A workshop including club development planning, facility improvement and funding opportunities
  • How to Grow & Diversify your Volunteer Workforce
    • A discussion of programmes and techniques to grow your volunteer base and course ideas to further the development of existing volunteers
  • Q & A

We will look to provide an opportunity for group discussion and feedback.
In attendance and supporting the forums will be DCF staff and other partners, a great opportunity to ask questions and seek advice/ guidance.

We would particularly encourage diversity among your delegates to reflect your club and cricket community, new faces are always welcome.
Clubs are invited to bring up to 3 representatives to their venue of their choice.

Places can be booked by the club or individuals, delegates/ clubs are welcome to attend any event, whatever works best for you.

We are running 4 Club Forums across the County. All forums will be a 6.30pm arrival for a 6.45pm start. We will finish no later than 9pm with capacity limits at all venues.

  • Thursday 10th November- Denby CC
  • Monday 14th November- Dinting CC
  • Wednesday 16th November- Staveley CC
  • Monday 28th November- Derbyshire CCC

You can book onto your preferred event through the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/yzk4FyRqWb

It would be great to have all clubs represented at our forums so please do share with colleagues to ensure your club is represented.
Should you have any questions please get in contact.

The DCF club forums are FREE to attend

Walking Cricket

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation are proud to present our new programme of Walking Cricket!

Specifically aimed at those ladies and gentlemen who are looking to keep physically and socially active. We welcome all abilities, from those who are beginners right through to those of you that are well seasoned in the sport. Our sessions will be lively, friendly with a focus on enjoyment rather than hard and fast rules. Join us for an hours activity, as well as a lovely cup of tea or coffee afterwards, giving you the chance to meet new faces or indeed catch up with old.

We have some new sessions coming up to get stuck into:

Session One:

Starting Wednesdays 19th October 11:00am-1:00 pm at Alfreton Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, DE55 7BD

Book your place here: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/29qdl6/

Session Two:

Starting Wednesdays 19th October 3:00pm -5:00pm at Willows Sports Centre, Willow Row, Derby, DE1 3NZ

Booking your place here: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/m9q4yn/

For more information on any of these sessions, please contact Jack at jack.richardson@dcfcricket.com

Safeguarding Newsletter

This newsletter will provide you with information and advice that is relevant to your club and the safeguarding and welfare of your members. In the newsletter we try and keep you up to date with developments and changes in the safeguarding aspect of cricket particularly in Derbyshire.

This is an important document for all Safeguarding Officers to read but we would also recommend key club officials are familiar with its content.

Please click the link below to read the newsletter:


Job Opportunity: Community Officer

The DCF are recruiting! DCF are advertising for an exciting role, ‘Community Officer’.

The job advert and all information can be found on our website: https://dcfcricket.com/job-opportunities/

Closing date for applications is the 2nd December 2022!!

Community Officer

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation are seeking to appoint a Community Officer to support the delivery of the DCF Community Strategy.

The Community Officer will work closely with the Community & Partnerships Manager to drive the DCF Community Strategy and play a vital role in engaging diverse communities and under-represented groups throughout Derbyshire. We currently offer a range of activities which provide diverse participants with fantastic experiences but we are keen to extend our reach and impact. The Community Officer will support the development and delivery of projects, programmes, and events with a key focus on improving health and well-being, increasing physical activity levels, developing new skills and improving access to opportunity through cricket-related activities. The Community Officer will be responsible for building strong relationships with local stakeholders who can support our aims and ambitions.

The main areas of responsibility for this role can be divided up as follows:

  1. Community Projects and Programmes
  2. Fundraising and Events
  3. Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement

Please could you share this with your club membership and with anyone you think might be interested in the role.

DCF 1-1 Coaching

We are running 1-1 coaching at Derbyshire CCC, all of the booking details can be found here: https://dcfcricket.com/1-1-coaching/

If you do have any further questions, please contact james.colton@dcfcrcicket.com

DCCC Fireworks

The DCF have managed to secure discounted tickets for Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Fireworks and Funfair Night @ The Incora County Ground on Friday 4th of November

This offer is exclusively for Local Cricket Club members and key stakeholders for the fireworks display.

Adults – £8 (down from £12)

Juniors – £3 (down from £4)

Family – £19 (down from £28)

Event info & link to buy: https://cricket.derbyshireccc.com/events/fireworks-night-derby/

Promo code: DCFFW22

Please feel free to share with your members!

Coach Education

Not sure which course is for you? Check out the document below that outlines what’s involved in each course:


Below you can find a list of all courses we have coming up:

Foundation Coach – 

Venue: Tibshelf School

Dates: 26th November & 3rd December

Times: 11.00am-6.00pm

Booking Link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/p9qxkb

Foundation Coach –

Venue: Aldecar School

Dates: 11th and 18th March

Times: 9.00am-4:00pm

Booking Link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/09q5q0/ 

Foundation Coach (Female Only)-

Venue: Matlock Cricket Club

Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th June and 26th June

Times: 6.00pm-9:00pm

Booking Link: Coming soon!

Foundation Coach –

Venue: Kirk Hallam

Dates: 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June

Times: 6.00pm-9:00pm

Booking Link: Coming Soon!

Foundation Coach –

Venue: Chapel En Le Frith

Dates: 23rd and 30th April

Times: 9.00am-4:00pm

Booking Link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/59qb1j/

Support Coach

Venue: DCCC

Dates: 1st April

Times: 9.00am-12:00pm

Booking Link: Coming Soon!

Support Coach –

Venue: Denby

Date: 14th May

Times: 9.00am-12:00pm

Booking Link: Coming Soon!

Support Coach –

Venue: Spondon

Date: 21st May

Times: 9.00am-12:00pm

Booking Link: Coming Soon!

Support Coach –

Venue: Chapel En Le Frith

Date: 28th May

Times: 9.00am-12:00pm

Booking Link: Coming Soon!

Derbyshire Cricket College

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation launch Derbyshire Cricket College in partnership with education provider SCL.

The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation, in partnership with education provider SCL are proud to announce the launch of the new Derbyshire Cricket College, starting in September 2023. The college will enrol 18 students from across the county aged from 16 -18 years old on a 2-year course combined with cricket training, matches and coaching built into the timetable.

Located at The Incora County Ground, home of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, students will benefit from the fantastic training facilities under the guidance and expertise of the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation Coaches while studying for either a NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity

The qualification will give graduates a spring board into their future and the opportunity to progress to further education, apprenticeships or a career. The cricket coaching and matches will allow the students to work on all aspects of their game, whilst the holistic benefits that sport can offer such as development of communication, teamwork and self-confidence, will supplement their training and education. Students will also have the opportunity to complete coaching qualifications during the course.

Open evenings will take place at The Incora County Ground (Nottingham Road Derby, DE21 6DA) on the following dates:

  • Thursday 17th November 2022 – 6.00-8.00pm
  • Thursday 15th December 2022 – 6.00-8.00pm

Presentations regarding the qualification and cricket coaching will be given as well as the opportunity to ask questions and scope out the facilities on offer.

To register for an Open Day please click the following link: Register Here

For more information regarding each of the courses available please click the relevant link below:

NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport – Click Here

NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity – Click Here

To apply please Click here

To speak to someone about the Derbyshire Cricket College, please contact Richard Wood: richard.wood@dcfcricket.com or 07841759315

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