In May 2005 Disley became the 278th cricket club in England, and one of the first in Cheshire, to achieve the prestigious ClubMark accreditation, successfully achieving re-accreditation in 2008 and 2011 following 3 year audits.
ECB ClubMark status is only awarded to Clubs whose junior sections meet stringent tests on the quality of coaching, the safety of their environment for children and their commitment to young cricketers of all abilities and ages.
Clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
- Duty of Care and Safeguarding Children
- The Cricket Programme
- Sports Equity and Ethics
- Club Management
Along with ClubMark accreditation, Disley Cricket Club has also been designated by the ECB as a ‘Focus Club’.
A cricket club that is designated a Focus Club is:
- Affiliated to the ECB via their County Cricket Board.
- Committed to achieving the objectives within ‘Building Partnerships’.
- Will work in partnership with ECB, the County Cricket Board, schools and the community to deliver high quality agreed outcomes.
- Has achieved or is committed to achieving and maintaining ECB Clubmark Accreditation evidencing that they are a safe, effective and child friendly club.
- Has a Club Development Plan that has been approved by the County Cricket Board and is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.