Wiltshire Cricket runs a regular programme of Club Forums aimed at providing the following:
- Improved and regular interaction between Wiltshire Cricket Ltd and the club network
- An opportunity for clubs to share ideas and listen to other Wiltshire clubs regarding common issues
- Access to the fantastic offers that Wiltshire Cricket Ltd’s key partners can provide
The dates of the Club Forums for 2013 are yet to be confirmed. As soon as dates are arranged they will apper on this page of the website
Club Forum 3 - Wednesday 5th December, Devizes Sports Club, 7pm - 9pm
Message from Pete Sykes, Wiltshire CDM
Dave Leighton - National Club Strategy Presentation
The ever changing weather Presentation
Wiltshire Groundsmans Association Presentation
Sport England Club Development Programmes
Club Forum Discussion Themes Summary
Many thanks for your attendance at the Club Forum. It was the 3rd in our series of Club Forums that have taken place this year and it was fantastic to see about 50 people in attendance, the highest number of all the forums so far. The Club Forums have been introduced as a means of trying to provide you with greater opportunities to network and share ideas with other clubs as well as pick up lots of new information from national and external sources that can hopefully help to raise awareness of, and address some of the challenges that we all face.
In terms of trying to capture some of the information from Wednesday evening, please find the various presentations above.
With regards to findings from the group discussion, you will also find attached above some of the key themes that came out of the following two group discussions:
1. What support does your club need to address the social, economic and environmental challenges that face Cricket Clubs
2. In what formats would you want Sport England to offer their variety of support packages?
Dave Leighton, ECB National Club Programmes Manager, email@example.com
Lee Ward, KKP Area Manager and Senior Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Mathias, WGA Chairman, email@example.com
Gordon Gill, Wiltshire Pitch Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Windaybank, Autoguide, email@example.com
Clint Hillhouse, Stuart Canvas, firstname.lastname@example.org
James Coney, Total-Play, email@example.com
Having just listed the various speakers above I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the speakers and presenters who were in attendance at the forum. Wiltshire Cricket really appreciates their support in coming out to support our Club Forums and in terms of the businesses that were there, please ensure that you as clubs follow up any conversations. The businesses in attendance are keen to build relationships with Wiltshire Cricket clubs and I know will be available to help with projects you may have coming up within your club.
As mentioned earlier, this was the 3rd and final Forum of the year. I have been delighted to see numbers increase at the forums over the course of the year and I hope that they have each provided a unique benefit to you as a club.
In terms of moving forwards, we would like to continue running the forums during 2013 but we want to ensure that these are tailored so that they are really beneficial to you. Therefore, any feedback you have regarding this or any of the previous forums, be it positive or negative will be greatly appreciated so that we can make provisions to ensure that the forums are even better in 2013. Your feedback can come in any format but, if you would like some direction, I would be keen for any feedback around:
- Content of the forums
- Venue for the forums
- Timings of the forums
- Were the forums what you expected? Were there things missing that you were hoping to gain from the forums?
- Did you walk away with at least one beneficial piece of information from each forum?
- What would you like to see happen next year
In terms of what happens next, I would reiterate Dave’s message in that Wiltshire Cricket, as well as the various presenters from the forum are all here to help you so if you want any support with any aspect of club life then do not hesitate to get in touch. However, on the flip side there needs to be some self-help from you as clubs and I am sure the sustainable clubs animation that was shown at the end of the evening will have highlighted areas in which all of us could become more efficient.
There is a tremendous amount of information, knowledge and support out there if you are prepared to invest the time and effort to source it,