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A First For Yorkshire.

Students Adam Brindley, Samba Coker, Luke Hamm, Daniel Hogan, Sam Kitchin and Michael Morgans receive eldorado.casino their Level 2 certificates, watched proudly by Andrew Watson and ECB`s Coach Education Manaager, Gordon Lord. .

The Yorkshire Cricket Board proudly announces that it is the first County Board in the country not only to establish a Level 2 action.casino Coaching Course for totally deaf cricketers but then to successfully run a course at which six such Cricketers then graduate with their Level 2 certificates.

The sterling work of Andrew Watson in this department is here acknowledged.

Friday the 28th November saw six students and their Liaison Officer receive their Level Two Coach Education certificates from Gordon Lord ECB Coach Education Manager at the College Prize Day.

Andrew Watson CDO and Staff Coach for the south of the region has worked with the college for several years undertaking the Level One course as part of the students development, but this year saw Andrew and the college embark on a project to undertake the first ever national Level Two course for deaf students. A course that takes normally 24 hours to complete showed tremendous achievement in carrying through the 50 hours needed by these students to complete the course.

FREE IT TRAINING

Anyone interested in learing how to use programmes such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel or Powerpoint should contact Vicky Osborne on 0113-270-6262 or by e-mail to info@learningworkshop.co.uk.

This is free training arranged through Learn Direct

FLICX PITCHES

These are no longer available through the auspices of the YCB. Clubs wishing to install them should now contact ECB direct.

LEVEL ONE AND TWO COACHING COURSES

An up-date of the latest courses available at both Level One and Level Two is available by clicking here.

Click here for the on-line version of the latest Child Welfare up-date, issued by ECB in Novemver 2003.

The full (54-Page) ECB Child Welfare Policy Document
(“Safe Hands”) is now available to download, as is the 40-page Appendix to the Policy and the 13-page Discipline and Complaints procedure. Click
here.

TO ALL PROSPECTIVE COACHES

NEW-STYLE ECBCA MEMBERSHIP FORMS AND DIRECT DEBIT FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD. CLICK HERE.

CRB CHECKS

Sample application forms and guidelines on their completion can now be downloaded by clicking here

Actual CRB application forms are available from Andrew Watson or Ian Dews.

Visit the CRB web-site for more information

MANDATORY 80% RATE RELIEF FOR CASCs

           It has been announced that the Government intends to accept the Lords Amendment to the Local Government Bill and introduce a clause, instructing Local Councils to award a mandatory 80% Rate Relief to Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs).

           To become a CASC, Clubs need to register with the Inland Revenue and complete a questionnaire from that august body. Of course, the down-side may well be that the Inland Revenue will choose one (or more) Clubs at random from these questionnaires to investigate more fully, but Club Committees must weigh the possibility of gaining a substantial rate relief against this possibility of financial scrutiny.

           The YCB recommends that you visit the Inland Revenue web-site at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk and go to the A-Z Index. Then go down the list to  Sports Clubs to see if your Club would qualify as a CASC.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE YORKSHIRE CRICKET BOARD

The YCB is looking for sponsorship for its Pathways to Excellence Winter Coaching Scheme

Click here for more information

The chance to support various YCB Representative XIs also exists

Click here for more information

CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO BE TAKEN TO A NEW PAGE, DETAILING ALL THE INDOOR COMPETITIONS TO BE HELD AT THE YORKSHIRE CRICKET CENTRE THIS WINTER.

For the first time YCB now also holds details of the ECB Membership numbers of the 993 Members of YCBCA.
These can be obtained, if necessary, free of charge by applying to the YCB Office (see below).

More downloadable forms are now available. Click here to have a look

NEWS ITEMS

1)Up-dated figures for
Yorkshire Schools U14 and U15 Leading Run-Makers

2)Preliminary information about the YCB`s
BEM Centres for Winter 2004 and a special challenge to local Councils !!!

3)A permanent reminder that links from the re-launched YCB web-site to your Cricket organisation, be it a Club, League, Coaching organisation or whatever, can be established. Simply contact Howard Clayton

4)Yorkshire CCC`s full 1st XI fixture list for season 2004. Click here

5)Dates for the Yorkshire Senior Schools St Peter`s Week in 2004. Click here.

All Club Secretaries are advised that the number of Club mail-outs will be reduced as a result of restricted finance from ECB.

The principal source of up-dated information for affiliated Clubs will be these web-pages in future.

STOP PRESS TO ALL CLUB SECRETARIES

NATIONAL LOTTERY UPDATE

All Lottery applications have been frozen until the Regional Sports Board has been formed. New application forms will be available. The estimated time for these changes to be operative is early 2004. If clubs are looking at Lottery applications, they now have some time to prepare a properly thought-out Development Plan, which must be rooted in the YCB Development and Facilities Strategies.

Copies of this up-dated document are available from the YCB Office
(see below)

CLUB INSURANCE

The YCB is aware that Clubs have recently received leaflets from various insurance companies. Clubs are, of course free to insure with whichever company they so choose but YCB stresses here that it continues to recommend one company and one company only and that is the Allianz-Cornhill Scheme, under the auspices of the ECB.

YCB`s general advice remains that, if a Club is considering changing its insurance provider, then it should compare the existing policy to the proposed one to ensure that, if a change in provider is approved, a like-for-like policy is secured and the Club is no less insured than it was previously.

The Yorkshire Cricket Board can be contacted as follows

The Admin Officer, theYCB Office, the Yorkshire Cricket Centre, 41 St Michaels Lane, Headingely, Leeds LS6 3BU

Telephone - 0113-203-3610 where a message can now be left and will be picked up and acted upon regularly

Or by e-mail to info@ycb-yca.org.uk