The Surrey Cricket Board have called on clubs throughout Surrey to attend the first ever Surrey Clubs Conference at the Kia Oval on Sunday March 23rd.
The event, which costs £10 and includes refreshments and lunch, will give clubs the chance to learn from experts on a number of key elements required to run a thriving cricket club – as well as being able to meet other clubs, listen to a number of interesting keynote speakers and check out stalls from a number of useful companies in the clubs’ Market Place.
Those giving up their time to offer assistance to clubs across the county include Dave Leighton who heads up ECB’s Club Development Programmes, David Court who has recently left Surrey CCC to become an ECB Regional Performance Manager and Head of Marketing and Communications at Surrey County Cricket Club George Foster.
There will also be the chance to hear from Phil Burns from Spencer CC about his experiences in developing junior cricket, Lucy Donovan from Reigate Priory CC about her success in gaining sponsorship and the County Sports Partnerships will be providing their expertise in securing funding for club projects.
Speaking about the event, Paul Taylor, the former England seam bowler and now Surrey’s Director of Cricket Development said: “As we work with clubs throughout Surrey and south London, it became clear there was a strong interest in us organising a pre-season conference which gave clubs the chance to learn more about key elements of their business and catch up with each other in a relaxed environment.
“We’ve been delighted with the reaction we’ve seen so far – and the initial uptake from over 50 clubs – but would like to make sure all clubs are aware of the opportunity they have to come up to the Kia Oval on March 23rd and attend the event.”
Any clubs interesting in signing up to attend the conference should contact Surrey Cricket Development Manager Simon Hards either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.