Woodbury CC now proud holders of Clubmark

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:03 10 June 2010

WOODBURY Cricket Club are celebrating the award of the prestigious Clubmark award. Following a recent weekly coaching and practise session

WOODBURY Cricket Club are celebrating the award of the prestigious Clubmark award.Following a recent weekly coaching and practise session ,the club's junior players and their parents gathered at the ground in Town Lane to see Jim Wood (Chairman of The Devon Cricket Board) announce that, after much hard work, Woodbury Cricket club had achieved Clubmark accreditation.Adrian Codling (Chairman of the East Devon Youth Cricket League) commented that it was good to see clubs such as Woodbury providing opportunities for young cricketers to learn the game and he was impressed by the positive developments, particularly within the junior section of the club .The clubmark accreditation demonstrates that Woodbury CC has a junior section which is well run and provides a safe child-friendly environment in which youngsters can learn to play cricket and develop their skills.Up to 80 young cricketers aged 6 - 13 attend training sessions spread across two evenings each week between April and July.The club run Under-10, 11 and 13 teams who take part in the Bradleys East Devon Youth League.Clubmark accreditation also demonstrates that the club has a recognised club management structure and has put together a comprehensive plan to ensure the continued development of the club. Woodbury CC is one of very few clubs of its size in this area to achieve the award and enormous credit goes to Lynn and Martin Cook for all their efforts in organising Junior cricket at Woodbury.

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