During the last 14 years the YCB has created and developed the BEM Participation Project. This has created many opportunities for BEM players and coaches. The Keighley Scheme uses the following example of good practice.
There are 5 primary schools and 2 comprehensive schools
The YCDO visits the schools and offers and arranges primary and secondary school INSET Courses
A Primary school Kwik Cricket Festival is held on club ground
The YCDO links with the local Cricket Club, PE Advisor and LA Sports Development Officer
The SDO will organise funding for a Kwik Cricket Festival etc and other events.
An “After School” Clubs is formed
Schools hold meetings with the local Cricket Club
Schools link players to the Club
The Club ground is used for summer practice and coaching
Schools use the Club pitch for matches
Club personnel and parents attend coach education courses
Club coaches visit schools during school hours with YCDO
The Club offers Club membership
The Club holds meetings with the School and parents
A YCB BEM Development Centre is formed at the Secondary School
The Club run a YCCC “Enjoy Cricket” Centre
Support is sought/obtained from local leagues and media
The Club has access to YCB BEM Initiatives
The Club nominates players for YCB BEM Trials
Click here to be taken to the page dedicated to the YCB`s Black and Ethnic Monority Forum and here to view the details of the Board`s BEM Development Centres.