Cricket gains DG accreditation

16 02 2009

Dumfries Cricket Club is amongst the first local sports clubs who have qualified for the new Dumfries and Galloway Sports Club Accreditation Scheme. This scheme is administered by the local authority Leisure and Sport department and is about helping local clubs to be safe, effective and child friendly. The award has been largely due to the work put in by the club to attain the Cricket Scotland TopClub status which was achieved last year.

Junior convenor for the club, Rory Fergusson, commented that “Apart from promoting the work done by the club’s junior section this accreditation offers benefits to the cricket club, with funding support to increase our number of qualified coaches and access to local sports funding bodies. It will also strengthen our links with the Council’s Sports staff and help promote the junior cricket on offer at the club to the wider community.”

The weekly “Monday night is Junior night” will resume at Nunholm at the start of the cricket season. More details are available at www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk and meanwhile, despite the wintery weather, the club’s under-18s have been resolutely training outside at the club each Saturday morning since the middle of January.

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