The Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.

The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with Andy Burtenshaw, Club Welfare Officer.

As a member of the Club you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:

  1. All Junior Members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  2. All Junior Members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  3. All Junior Members should attempt to keep to agreed timings for training and events or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  4. All Junior Members must wear suitable kit - for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
  5. All Junior Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  6. All Junior Members must not smoke on club premises or whilst representing the Club at competitions.
  7. All Junior Members must not consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the Club premises or whilst representing the Club.

ATTIRE

All Junior Members must wear the following suitable kit:-

 

When What Why
     
Matches ‘Whites’ – Backworth team shirt or plain white collared shirt, and trousers Essential – the Club wishes to promote a good image and requires all representative teams to be smartly dressed.
  Backworth or plain cricket sweater or sweatshirt Players need to keep warm during matches to reduce the risk of injury.
  Spikes or trainers Ideally ‘spikes’ to be worn to reduce the risk of players slipping and injuring themselves, but often trainers will suffice.
  Backworth cap or alternative Essential – players MUST protect themselves at all times from the sun.
  Sunglasses Once thought of as a fashion accessory, but now recognised as an optional item to assist players during sunny days.
  Protective box Essential – players will not be allowed to bat without one, and for hygiene reasons players are expected to have their own box.
  Sun block cream Essential – players MUST protect themselves at all times from potential sun damage.
     
Training Backworth or other appropriate training top Any shirt appropriate for sports training will suffice.
  Tracksuit ‘bottoms’ Any ‘bottoms’ appropriate for sports training will suffice.
  Spikes or trainers Ideally ‘spikes’ to be worn to reduce the risk of players slipping and injuring themselves, but often trainers will suffice.
  Backworth cap or alternative Essential – players MUST protect themselves at all times from the sun.
  Sunglasses Once thought of as a fashion accessory, but now recognised as an optional item to assist players during sunny days.
  Protective box Essential – players will not be allowed to bat without one, and for hygiene reasons players are expected to have their own box.
  Sun block cream Essential – players MUST protect themselves at all times from potential sun damage.
  Waterproof jacket Often, training will continue in light rain and a jacket will provide suitable protection during these conditions.

 

Note: Protective equipment such as gloves, pads and helmets, and bats will generally be provided, but for hygiene reasons ALL players MUST have their own protective box.

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