Existing clubs (clubs that delivered All Stars in 2017) – set up your 2018 programmes now

For clubs involved with All Stars Cricket in 2017, your club is still set up through the management portal, Clubspark. Therefore, by clicking on to the link below you’ll be taken directly to Clubspark and will simply need to log in and then enter your 2018 programme details:

New clubs for 2018 – register as an All Stars centre and set up your 2018 programme now

For clubs that are looking to deliver All Stars Cricket for the first time in 2018, you will need to create your club on the All Stars management system, Clubspark, and will then be able to enter the details of your 2018 programme. By clicking the button below, you will go through a step by step process to complete everything you need in order to become an All Stars centre:

New information and features for 2018

Since the completion of the 2017 programme, the ECB through feedback from clubs and County Boards have conducted a review of things that could be improved or enhanced for the 2018 programme, and as such I can confirm the following bits of information, including some new features for 2018:

  • Improved club management system – the club management system, Clubspark, has been developed to include:
    - Greater ease for clubs to market themselves to their databases (including a suite of new marketing assets)
    - A ‘meet the activator function’ is being created for parents so that the connection between the club and its parents can be enhanced
  • Year 2 Participant Kit Offer – there will be a differentiated kit offer for year 2 children, to include stumps and a different shirt
  • Year 2 Club Equipment Offer – the year 2 equipment for clubs will include:
    - A voucher system and top up packs to ensure all equipment is available
    - Parent helper vests so that all volunteers can be clearly identified
    - An online shop to purchase additional equipment
  • Activator kit – the provision for Activators has improved, most notably:
    - A new and increased range of clothing
    - Female specific clothing
    - An online shop to purchase additional clothing
  • Activator support – As well as the kit, activators are also being supported with:
    - A curriculum update, focusing on a greater range of activities
    - Progression/Regression activities to improve provision for different ages and stages
    - More live demonstrations of sessions being delivered for Activators to view in their own time
  • Financial model – the financial model will remain unchanged from 2017, i.e. £40 cost to participants, with £5 per participant returned to the club

Devon Cricket support / Our school delivery / ECB support

As with 2017, Devon Cricket will provide regular communication and support to clubs throughout the process of setting up your programmes, to recruiting participants, to the actual running of your programmes. Please don’t hesitate to contact matt.cooke@devoncricket.co.uk our All Stars Champion

In terms of some specific support to help recruit new children to the game, we are delivering our largest programme of school delivery ever in 2017-2018 with the majority of this focused on delivering to key stage 1 aged children. This includes:

  • Delivering All Stars Cricket Assemblies and Taster sessions in schools
  • Using Chance to Shine funding to deliver 'roadshow' sessions in schools
  • Providing posters and flyers to all registered 'All Stars Cricket Centres'

On top of this, the ECB will be running a national marketing campaign, which will be greater than 2017. Additionally, through your club management system, Clubspark, you can now access a greater range of marketing resources and guidance on how to recruit participants.

Don’t wait to set up your programme – do it now!

My biggest plea is for clubs to set up their programmes as soon as possible, and at the latest by 31st January

From 1st February onwards, the intention is that parent sign up will go live and we will also begin in that week to hand out promotional material to all of the schools that we have engaged with. Therefore, if you want your club to benefit from all of the early marketing it is important that your programme has been created by then.

Additionally, by setting up your programme by 31st January, you will be entered in to a prize draw for a visit to your club from Michael Vaughan

Activator training

This is just an early heads up that all 2018 lead activators will be required to attend an Activator training session. This will include 2017 Activators as the course content will be different. We will communicate more information on the activator training, but provisionally our dates are:

  • 16th April, 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Devon Cricket Centre, Exeter
  • 17th April, 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Sir John Hunt School, Plymouth
  • 18th April, 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Park School, Barnstaple
  • 19th April, 6.30pm - 9.30pm  - Trinity School, Teignmouth

Get your facilities ready for All Stars Cricket

One final mention is that for 2018 the ECB’s Small Grant Scheme includes a specific opportunity for All Stars centres to apply for funding to help enhance family friendly facilities at your club, so as to ensure you are offering a quality ‘whole family’ experience to your All Stars parents. I would urge you to look at the Small Grant Scheme and consider whether an application from your club may help to add value to your All Stars programme. More information can be found here; ECWT Small Grant Scheme