Approximately a month ago, in line with the return of recreational cricket, ECB launched the 2020 Natwest CricketForce programme. Most clubs will have received information about CricketForce directly from ECB. However, just in case the information was missed, this message provides some key information on Natwest CricketForce 2020.
What does Natwest CricketForce look like in 2020?
Just like previous years, NatWest CricketForce is all about working towards a common goal but whilst the weather has been our main barrier in the past, this year we've got social distancing to contend with! As a result, NatWest CricketForce will look a bit different this year as the ECB and NatWest support you in your return to cricket, and celebrate the fact that we are able to all come together as a community once again.
NatWest CricketForce is taking on three parts this year:
- Equipping clubs with PPE
- Celebrating the return to Cricket
- Bringing the community together
1. If you sign up to NatWest CricketForce here, you'll receive a safety package filled with hygiene and cleaning equipment including face-masks, hand gel, disinfectant spray, disposable gloves and disinfectant wipes to help ensure your facilities are ready for the weeks and months ahead.
2. All clubs will receive weekly communication from ECB providing hints, tips, links to fundraising initiatives, NatWest financial advice and how-to guides on the best way to get cricket played again this summer. The ECB will also be profiling stories from clubs across the county on how they've celebrated the return of cricket so we want to hear from you! Share your stories on social media to be in with a chance of winning signed merchandise, sent directly to your club.
What to do now?
What else can your club benefit from by being a CricketForce club?
As well as the above benefits, many of which are specific to this year, ECB continue to partner with a number of official Supporters and below is a reminder of the discounts you're able to receive from each of them:
Business Energy Direct:
Business Energy Direct will help your cricket club save money and time with their completely free energy health check. The health check will establish if the price your club pays for electricity or gas can be improved, as well as checking to see if an appropriate tariff is in place. Read more
Durant Cricket Limited:
Durant Cricket is one of the country’s leading suppliers of cricket ground equipment and have supplied many thousands of clubs and schools with the products they need to improve their cricket ground equipment facilities, their aim is simple, to supply quality products direct to cricket clubs and schools at affordable prices. Read more
Stuart Canvas Cricket:
Stuart Canvas Cricket is an Official Supporter of NatWest CricketForce. Founded in 1971, Stuart Canvas Cricket has built up a reputation of working with clients to help them provide the best protection for their playing surfaces. They have developed innovative products to help combat both rain and frost and have become pioneers in weather protection systems. Read more
Use the easyfundraising website or app to shop online with 4,200 retailers including Amazon, eBay, Just Eat, John Lewis, Argos, Screwfix and Currys PCWorld to generate a free donation for your club at the same time.
Over 2700 ECB clubs are already registered. For a chance to WIN a £250 donation for your club, register and purchase an item by 7 September! Read more