[lead]The GCB’s recent Club Development Roadshows have been hailed as a success after representatives from 69 of the county’s clubs attended the events in Bristol and Cheltenham.[/lead]
The evenings featured a range of workshops designed to help clubs hit the ground running for the start of the 2017 season..
Delivered by experts in their fields, the talks covered a number of different aspects of club life from raising and saving money through to growing membership.
GCB clubs and programmes officer John Peplow, who organised the two events said:
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“The roadshows in both Bristol and Cheltenham were a great success and the feedback we have had from both club members and guest speakers has been really positive.
“We hope that the clubs who attended will now be armed with new knowledge and a range of ideas to put into place for the upcoming season.”
[/blockquote] The events were held at the Bristol Pavilion on February 6 and Cheltenham Town Football Club.
A number of GCB sponsors and partners also attended the event including Gray Nicolls, Stuart Canvas, Notts Sports, St Austell Brewery, Jelf Insurance, Utilitrack, Pegler Yorkshire and Bola.
Two clubs – Bedminster (Bristol roadshow) and Hatherley and Reddings (Cheltenham roadshow) received two kwik cricket sets and a signed Gloucestershire shirt after winning a competition set by Gray Nicolls on each night.
Sheepscombe CC were also winners after being drawn out to receive a free shower system from Pegler Yorkshire.
For a list of seminars and supporing resources from the night please see below:
Developing your membership in a thriving Community Club – John Oates – Director of Innoved Learning and Consultant to the ECB. Roadshow Presentation Developing your membership 2017 (2)
Cricket for All – What is your club missing? Dan Garbutt and Edgar Herridge –ECB Participation and Growth team and Lisa Pagett – GCB Women & Girls Development Officer. Roadshow Presentations Cricket for all 2017
Club Structures – What you need for success and stability (overview of different legal structures, CASC, Charitable status and charitable incorporated organisations) – John Black, Sport England Club Matters.Club Matters_Club Structures_Slides
Raising Money, Saving Money – Funding and Fundraising – Tim Masters – ECB Regional Manager with Steve Nelson – Wesport (Bristol) Roadshow Presentations Raising money Saving money 2017 and Louisa Hancox – Active Gloucestershire (Cheltenham) Funding Support _ECB and Active Gloucestershire final