Guisborough Cricket Club is delighted to have been awarded Focus Club status by the Yorkshire Cricket Board. This reflects the great deal of hard work done over recent years to gain Clubmark status and, more recently, our progress in further developing cricket both within Guisborough Cricket Club and the surrounding area.
Being a Focus Club means we will be in a better position to seek to obtain grants both from the ECB and other funding bodies and will be first in line to receive support from the YCB.
However, it does bring responsibilities too, the main one being to work with schools in our area each year to introduce pupils to cricket as part of their curriculum and also to introduce them to Guisborough Cricket Club Junior Section. We will also be expected to help other local clubs to develop.
Our performance against targets set in our Development Plan will also be carefully monitored to ensure we are achieving what we set out to do.
Our thanks go to everyone involved in helping us gain this award.