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PLEASE FIND BELOW THE LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM THE YCB, SENT TO ALL CLUBS IN THE OCTOBER 2003 MAIL-OUT

IF YOUR CLUB DID NOT RECEIVE THIS DOCUMENT, THEN PLEASE CONTACT
HOWARD CLAYTON OR THE YCB OFFICE (0113-203-3610)TO CHECK THAT YCB`S RECORDS OF YOUR CLUB SECRETARY ARE UP TO DATE

Community Club Development Funding

ECB has received £9.3 million over 3 years for Community Club Development Funding. All County Boards have been requested to nominate clubs on strict criteria which includes security of ground tenure, established development plans and community links, established junior sections, clubmark registration and many others.

Based on the criteria YCB were able to nominate 83 clubs of which 22 have been selected by ECB and Sport England with two in reserve.

This clubs will be able ( if they get through the remaining hurdles) to obtain funding with square renovation ,and natural turf or non-turf practice areas (with some building support in a few cases)

The 22 clubs successful to date are:

Barnsley, Beverley, Burley-in-Wharedale, Doncaster Town, Hornsea, Hunslet Nelson, Illingworth, Keighley, Kirkstall Educational, Knaresborough, Methley, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Pudsey Congs, Pudsey St Lawrence, Rotherham Town, Saltaire, Saltburn, Settle, Undercliffe, Upper Haugh, Woodlands and York.

Reserves are Anston and Stamford Bridge, 

YCB is aware that many clubs could not fit the criteria and are also deserving cases and that almost 60 have been disappointed purely on an ECB prioritisation template which YCB has  not seen.

Such clubs may wish to apply for Awards for All schemes or the ECB pitch up-grade schemes

Administrative Lead Responsibilities

There have been some significant revisions and the YCDOs will now take on Lead reponsibilities across the county for many matters. However their area responsibility remains. Please ensure you contact the relevant official:

Secretary/Treasurer  Ian Chappell

  • · YCB Policy direction including Grounds, Premier Leagues , disability, BEM
  • · Oversight all Development planning
  • · Overview Club development, Child Welfare
  • · Relations with ECB
  • · Development Management and YCDO/Admin Officer line management
  • · Setting the agenda
  • · Financial planning , budgets, reports
  • · Payroll issues

Administrative Officer   Howard Clayton

  • Management YCB Office and reproductive facilities
  • All registers, records and databases, mail outs
  • YCB website management
  • Affiliation records
  • General correspondence
  • Minute taking

Development Officers

Andrew Watson  - South Yorkshire - Women’s Cricket

YCB Development/Facility Strategy including Pitch Markings (Lead Officer)
Child Welfare (Lead Officer)
CCDF (Lead Officer)
Club Mark (Assistant Lead Officer)
District Cricket
80 clubs, 415 primary schools, 96 secondary schools

Ian Dews - North Yorkshire - Coach Education

YCB Development/Facility Strategy including Pitch Markings (Lead Officer)
Child Welfare (Lead Officer)
CCDF (Assistant Lead Officer)
Club Mark (Lead Officer)
Interval Displays at matches

90 Clubs 387 primary schools, 58 secondary schools

Ian Powell - Cleveland and East Yorkshire - Disabled Cricket - Grounds

Quarterly Statistics/Activities Report
Intercricket
Kwik Cricket
School Visits Programme (Coaches)
Volunteers Programme
120 affiliated clubs (East 70),  (Cleveland 50)
343 Primary Schools (247 East),( 96 Cleveland)
56 Secondary Schools (28in East Yorkshire and 28 in Cleveland)

Tony Bowry - West Yorkshire - BEM Cricket

Community Cohesion Unit/Nat West Action Zone
Junior Vikings
Social inclusion initiatives
Umpires and scorers
420 affiliated clubs 793 primary schools, 145 secondary schools

The YCB/YCA website - ycb-yca.org.uk

THIS IS NOW THE MAIN MEANS OF COMMUNICATION FROM THE BOARD TO ITS MEMBERS

Please make arrangements for your organisation to visit it regularly as it contains all the update to date news

Features include

  • Fixtures and results - season 2003 and fixtures for 2004 as soon as they become available
  • Grants
  • Club-school links
  • Nominations
  • Officer and YCDO responsibilities and contacts etc
  • Umpires and scorers pages
  • Groundmanss news
  • Coaching courses and news
  • Child welfare  details
  • Volunteer links (soon to be added)
  • Rate relief details
  • Womens cricket
  • Black and Ethnic schemes
  • Cricket for those with a Disability
  • Pathways to Excellence
  • Discipline and transfers
  • Schools organisations
  • And much more................................

The Web Administrator is Howard Clayton  E-mail him at howard.clayton@ntlworld.com

NEWLETTERS, WHICH USED TO BE PUBLISHED 5 TIMES A YEAR, ARE NOW ONLY BEING PRODUCED TWICE A YEAR AND THIS WILL SAVE OVER £1000

CLUB RATE RELIEF

At the beginning of September the government indicated it will accept a House of Lords amendment to the Local Government Bill giving 100% mandatory rate relief to clubs of a charitable status and 80% mandatory rate relief to clubs agreed as CASCs (Community Amateur Sports Clubs). This should be become law in November and presumably active from April 2004

A government leaflet on Charitable Status and Amateur Sports Clubs was forwarded for your attention last year.

Only clubs registered as CASCs will qualify for the rate relief so you should give this your urgent attention

Community Amateur Sports Clubs are those registered with Inland Revenue to claim tax reliefs which mean :

  • Fundraising income up to £15000 exempt from tax
  • Income from interest exempt from tax
  • Rental income up to £10000 exempt from tax
  • Disposal assets exempt from capital gains tax
  • Gift aid on individual donations
  • Inheritance tax relief on donations
  • Business relief on gifts of trading stock
  • Gifts of assets on no-gain no loss basis

Full details on how to register are at the Inland Revenue website: - www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk

LORDS TAVERNERS JUNIOR EQUIPMENT BAGS

Clubs are reminded that these are still available and that now is the time to apply for season 2004  Please contact Ron Johnson  0113-267-8472

AWARDS FOR ALL

Available for grants up to £5,000 for development schemes (which may include non-turf pitches as part of a junior development scheme) - details from your YCDO or Andrew Watson 01909-565029

PITCHES

Clubs are reminded that requests for visits from County Pitch Advisers and applications for pitch upgrades should be channelled through YCDO , Ian Powell 5 Rosedale Gardens , Lingdale, Cleveland TS12 3EN Tel/fax 01287-659748

CHILD WELFARE MATTERS - Please see the enclosed Bulletin and go to the same news on this web-site by clicking here.

CLUB AFFILIATION FEES 2004

There is no change to the affiliation fee level from 2003

£10 per club (to YCB ) - no change plus

£9.00 for the 1st X1 (from £7.50) and £11 for each additional X1 (main match day)
(from £10 ) to YCA

A club with two teams will therefore pay £30 pa instead of £27.50

A club with three teams will therefore pay £41 pa instead of £37.50

Club and Player Movements

Under YCA rules , clubs are reminded to notify/obtain permission from their present League before talking to any other League . Also Leagues seeking to expand must do in the context of YCA rules. Resignations dates to move for season 2004 have passed. Applications for 2005 must be completed so that clubs can resign from their present League by 30th April 2004 (Rule 11.3)

Clubs must not approach players in any way without first obtaining permission from the players present club (Rule 11,2)

INNER CITY / BLACK AND ETHNIC MINORITY DEVELOPMENT CENTRES

There will again be additional monies available from the Yule bequest to enhance and extend the BEM Development Centres in early 2004 with the Centre sessions to be followed by middle practice sessions in April/May

The following Centres are expected to operate

Westborough HS , Dewsbury
Mandela Centre, Leeds
Sikh Centre, Leeds
West Bowling Bradford
Manningham Sports Centre , Bradford
Greenhead, Keighley
Northbridge LS, Halifax
Mount Pleasant Lockwood, Huddersfield
Clifton Sschool, Rotherham
Lightwaves Sports Centre, Wakefield
Firvale, Sheffield

LICENSING ACT 2003

Clubs will now apply for a “Club Premises certificate” from local authorities (not the Magistrates Court). Licence fees are expected to be £100-£500 plus an annual fee with exact amounts about to be set. There will no exemptions from an entertainments licence. Details will be posted on the website when known.

DISTRICT CRICKET

The Under 13 competitiion will continue during the Spring Bank Holiday week in May 2004 with the new level of District Cricket - sub-county level but above that of the Lords Taverners Festival and area Schools Associations - 6 teams from East Yorkshire , North Yorkshire , West Yorkshire (E), West Yorkshire (W) , South Yorkshire (E) and  South Yorkshre (W)

An Under 15 District Tournament is now agreed for the end of August 2004

 Cricket Foundation

The YCB has received a cheque for £155,00 from the Cricket Foundation . This covers -

  • £100,000 Four CDOs
  • £9,800 Representative Cricket - coaching  and the Pathways to Excellence programme
  • £ 18,995 District Cricket, Black and Ethnics Centres, Womens Clusters, District Teams , Open courses,
  • £7,200 Clubs - Club-School Links,  Volunteer support
  • £4,970 Schools - Secondary and primary visits , INSET, Kwik Cricket , Inter Cricket
  • £6,700 Coaching schemes - Levels 1 and 2
  • £3,960 Disability schemes
  • £1875 Groundsmanship

       £1,500 Umpiring and scoring

Premier League

The Board is re-visiting the alternative structures to support or parallel the Yorkshire Premier League from 2005

There will be a meeting of Senior League organised in December 2003 to discuss possible patterns. Leagues and Clubs should rest assured there will be no imposed changes

Regional Coaches Seminar

The sixth Yorkshire Regional Coaches Seminar will be held at Yorkshire Cricket Centre and the East Stand on Saturday 15th November 2003

Sessions will start from 9.15am

Before the buffet lunch the  Annual Meeting of the YCB CA will be held The cost is to be £10 a head for YCBCA members and £15 for non-members and full details have been circulated to all YCBCA members

Communications

All communications to : Ian Chappell, 8 Gledhow Court, Leeds LS7 4NL 0113-237-4614 (tel/Fax)  e-mail ichappell@ycb-yca.fsnet.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE IAN CHAPPELL`S NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

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