The English Cricket Board (ECB) has issued
guidelines to all clubs regarding the transportation of junior players to and
from training and matches. The club is advised that it is the parents/guardians
responsibility to transport their children to grounds, and only after arrival
at a venue will the Coach/manager assume control.
For the 2011 season parents are made aware that
coaches/managers of teams will not act as a ‘taxi service’ and cannot be
expected to have the responsibility of your children in their cars.
If you are unable to transport your child to a game
or practice please arrange an alternative method for your child’s
The coaches have been issued with guidance that
under no circumstances will they drop children back to homes, it is unfair to
put them in this position, and it leaves them open to accusations being made
If you cannot stay to watch your child play/train
you are expected to collect your child on time from the specified meeting point
at the time given by the coach. If you are going to be late even by a few
minutes it is only common courtesy that you ring the coach to tell him.
For away games the meeting/return point for all
matches will be the club car park, the time of meeting will be given to you by
the coach when your child is informed they are playing. If you chose to go
direct to a ground please make sure the coach/manager is aware of this
We as a
Club apologise if these arrangements sound strict, but we have been informed by
the ECB how important it is to avoid putting the un-paid volunteers who run the
Colts Cricket section in any awkward or compromising situations.