Grayshott Cricket Club is no different from any other club, it relies on volunteers. The more volunteers we have the easier it is for us to run and improve our club for the benefit of all our members in particular our junior members.
You might be thinking, I don’t know much about the game, I might be left on my own without any support, I would like to help but feel I will tread on other toes. Well let us allay some fears.
There are many ways and roles you can get involved with your child and help them get enjoyment from the game that involves a variety of skills and time commitment …ranging from an hour a week to an hour once a month during the cricket season! Furthermore, plenty of support will be on offer and it is not a job for life!
Detailed below are a variety of roles in which you can help. Have a read and please make a call to Club Chairman Paul Roberts on 01428 714626 or Youth Manager Graham Sampson on 07826 523227 to discuss how you can get involved.
Recognising our volunteers is so important. Sri one of our long serving coaches receives his Sky Sports Coach award from former England test cricketer and now Sky commentator Nick Knight
Ask any of our coaches and the great satisfaction they derive in seeing the progress young cricketers make. There are a variety of courses available that the club will fund;
Coach Support Worker
A short introductory fun based course of one day for adults and young persons with maybe a view to a progressing with a formal qualification.
Certificate in Coaching
Many of our coaches go on to reach this qualification, as it enables you to plan and lead coaching sessions.
Team Managers and Team Helpers
Ensuring we provide plenty of competitive of cricket for the children is equally as important and in conjunction with our coaches we need Team Managers or helpers who responsibilities would include:- Advise players of match details, ensure adequate travel arrangements exist for away games, help prepare ground for home matches, boundary markers, stumps, tables and chairs. Write match report for the club’s website and report results. Arrange refreshments for the home games.
Umpiring and Scoring
You cannot play a game without a scorer or umpire. The club has organised introductory scoring sessions and will fund attendance at Umpiring courses
We can offer some fun introductory coaching to Dad`s who just want to try the game up to playing friendly or village league matches on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Off the pitch there are plenty of ways you can help, some examples are below:-
Junior Membership Secretary
With 160 children at the club ensuring we retain the correct records and ensure membership and coaching fees are received is a key role. Good excel and IT skills is all that is required.
Ground and Pitch Preparation
You can help with pitch preparation and maintenance during the season. Training can be provided from within the club and formal courses are available that we will fund.
Public Relations Manager
This role is about raising the profile of the club. In conjunction with our website administrator, liaise with the press in promoting Grayshott CC. Write a quarterly newsletter for members who do not have access to the internet.
Club Committee Roles for Parents
The Committee is keen to reflect the membership of the club at meetings and is keen for parents to sit on the committee as parents representatives.