Brentwood Cricket Club was one of the first clubs in Essex to be awarded with the ECB ClubMark accreditation whereby the Club demonstrated that they are fully equipped in every sense to look after youngsters and promote cricket to the youth of the community.
To comply with ClubMark regulations we have a Child Welfare Officer and we ensure that sufficient qualified coaches and supplementary helpers are always available to look after all of our colts.
All of our coaches and helpers have undergone Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks and the coaches have taken first aid courses in addition to their cricket coaching courses.
We are also one of the ECB's "Focus Clubs" in Essex. The ECB invited every first-class county to submit details of clubs in their county who they believed were torch-bearers for cricket for the future - especially in terms of youth development.
The thirty eight County Boards underwent an intensive two-year planning process to identify 1,453 Focus Clubs nationwide. Essex, through Essex County Cricket Board, selected Brentwood Cricket Club as one of their chosen few.
A Focus Club is one that has been identified for a clear strategic reason, and one that is committed to long-term junior development.