The New Year is here and that means we need to get started on preparations for WHCC’s 2013 season. As you may know, Woking Leisure Centre is undergoing refurbishments this winter so isn’t available for our usual Tuesday night session. This, unfortunately, means we have had to make a couple of different net bookings and will need to divide ourselves between these. Whilst not ideal, rest assured that this is only for this winter while Woking Leisure Centre isn’t available.
We have agreed that the simplest way to manage this is to split the sessions by teams so the nets will work as follows:
The price of each session will be £3 per person. U17 £2. We hope to see you there.
The 2012 AGM was held on Wednesday 24th October at the Clubhouse with 25 members in attendance.
A full review of the key activites and achievements of the club was presented and discussed.
The Chairman, Peter Smith, was delighted to announce the award of the ECB Clubmark accreditation and offer thanks on behalf of the club to David Barter for his hard work in achieving this significant milestone for the club.
He also thanked Billy Hargan, Cricket Chairman and Jenny Way, Welfare Officer, for all their hard work and contribution to the Club, as both are stepping down from their respective roles.
The AGM is responsible for the election of the Club's Officers and members of the Management and Cricket Committees and as a result here is the line up for 2012/13:Read more: WHCC 2012 AGM Update
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Woking & Horsell Cricket Club has achieved Clubmark status. The accreditation was officially made on 8 October 2012. The Clubmark accreditation recognises clubs who:
- deliver quality cricketing programmes through integration with the local community;
- maintain high levels of duty of care for junior players, and;
- demonstrate good club management.
The accreditation is designed to assist clubs with attracting new members and retaining current ones, as well as assisting the club when applying for funding or seeking new sponsors, among other objectives.
The club would like to extend our sincere gratitude to David Barter for his extensive efforts in getting the club to this major milestone. The achievement of Clubmark required management of a long and sometimes complicated application and accreditation process, including detailed ECB paperwork and visits to the ground for inspection.
Club policies relating to the accrediation of Clubmark can be found in the Clubmark section of the website.
As part of the standard process the club will be subject to annual checks and three-yearly re-applications to ensure that we remain up to scratch.
Should you have any questions about Clubmark please direct them via the club secretary Trevor Woods.
This year's WHCC Annual Ball was another raging success, with over 70 attendees. The food and drink was, as always, excellent, and a large number of members and friends danced late into the night with the DJ. A special thank you must got to Carol Ming who organised and ran proceedings for the night in her usual efficient and effective manner. A further thank you must also be extended to those who donated raffle prizes on the night including The Red Lion Pub, Horsell, The Cricketers Pub, Horsell, Waitrose, The Hockey Centre/Ceelect Sports, Horsell Fish and Chips, Parker’s Dry Cleaning Services and Beijing Restaurant in Horsell.
A very special thanks to our colts sponsors, Global Travel Management, who generously provided our top prize of two return flights for two people anywhere in Europe. The prize was won by an extremely excited and grateful Karen, who says her and slow-medium pace bowling partner Jonny will be heading off to Rome in the new year.
We hope to see you all next year for another enjoyable evening.