DCF January Updates 2024



January Updates

Check out the latest news from the DCF and opportunities to get involved at events and courses!

Please share these offers and news stories with those at your clubs that might be interested!

Cricket Derbyshire Day will also be back on Saturday 16th March at
Derbyshire County Cricket Club!We have 6 confirmed workshops, and we are looking for you to help shape the other workshops on the day.

More information and a short survey can be found on our website below.

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Women’s Softball Festivals 2024
Expression of Interest

For those that don’t know we have run Women’s Softball festivals for the last 6 years with huge success, in 2023 we engaged over 625 women in the game. 30% of which had their first experience of cricket and more than half of all participants were aged 41+.

The 48 clubs that got involved have found it to be hugely beneficial for the club. Softball Cricket is about:

  1. No pads, no hard ball, no heavy bat, no complicated rules.
  2. It’s a game for absolutely everybody, no matter your skill level, fitness, or age.
  3. It’s only 8-a-side, so getting a side out shouldn’t be too difficult.
  4. Perfect for players who have never played before!
  5. E.g. Female members, partners, daughters, mum’s, aunties and more!
  6. Not too serious!

Those clubs who run a Women’s Softball team are seeing lots of enjoyment from their players, we have fantastic feedback on our festivals every year!
As well as this, clubs are seeing huge secondary benefits such as extra membership revenue, an increased sense of family and club cohesion, extra volunteers and helping to diversify club committees!

Before we can arrange venues for the festivals, we’d like to map the demand across the county. To do this we need to find out which clubs are, and which clubs are not interested. Whether your club has took part in the programme in previous years or this would be the first time, it doesn’t matter!

If you and your club are interested in taking part and/or hosting in 2024, please could your club fill in the quick survey below, it will take no longer than 2 minutes to complete. 

If you have any questions, please contact charlie.storr@dcfcricket.com


Have you completed the FREE
ECB Anti-Discrimination Training yet?

A FREE 30-minute online workshop designed to create greater awareness and understanding around Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within cricket.

The online module will cover the 9 protected characteristics in a cricket club context as well as covering legal responsibilities. Find out more and take the training by clicking below!

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DCF Launch New Kit Reuse Scheme

Derbyshire Cricket foundation are delighted to announce the launch of a new kit recycling scheme to reduce cricket kit going to landfill and promote cricket as a game for everyone by allowing kit to be accessed by those who may find cost a barrier to participation.

The aim is to receive good condition cricket kit from garages and storage spaces that have been cluttered with previously loved kit and equipment and enable others to re-use it.

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation will operate a Kit Out Derbyshire shop in the DCF classroom at the Incora County Ground, next being open on Saturday 3rd February (12:30-2:30). We will run the shop on the first Saturday of every month (times may vary).

Find out more by clicking below or emailing mark.barber@dcfcricket.com

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February Half Term Cricket

We have a week of softball cricket activity for those in
Schools Years 1-7!These sessions will be taking place at Derby Arena starting on
Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February.

£25 per session or £100 for all 3 days!

Find Out More and Book Here!

To see everything that is happening at the DCF, check out our website HERE where you will find up-to-date information.

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