Cricket Force Bats Its Way Into Scotland
Scottish local cricket clubs will now be able to get their hands on funding to spend on improving their club facilities, thanks to the launch of Jewson CricketForce Scotland.
Following the success of a similar CricketForce scheme in England, and after lengthy discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and ICC Europe, Cricket Scotland made contact with loyal CricketForce supporter Jewson, the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, to set up the scheme.
The official launch took place on 29th January at Carlton Cricket Club, with support from national team players, Preston Mommsen and Ali Evans.
Jewson CricketForce Scotland provides clubs across the country with the opportunity to apply for a Jewson Privilege Account. This involves a club paying £50 into a Jewson account which activates a significant Cricket Scotland contribution, giving clubs a nice little pot of funds to spend on their facilities. The money, which is to be spent in a Jewson branch, can be used to purchase much-needed building and decorating products for use by volunteers, in order to keep their grounds and facilities in top condition.
Tony Munro, Marketing Services Director at Jewson, said: “We have built a strong relationship with the ECB over the last few years, so we couldn’t be happier that Cricket Scotland decided to introduce CricketForce for Scottish clubs - especially as it’s the year of The Ashes and cricket will be a big feature on the sporting calendar.
“Sport not only has the power to unite people through passion and loyalty, but it also connects people from all different backgrounds – empowering them to work together. Here at Jewson, we strive to share the best of the UK’s sporting moments with both our new and existing customers, which helps us build relationships and differentiate us from our competitors.”
Ian Sandbrook, Acting Head of Community Development at Cricket Scotland, commented: “Cricket is the fastest growing sport in Scotland and there’s a growing interest in the game, particularly with the national team about to compete in the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. We have over 150 very active clubs playing in strong competitions throughout the country and as such, I couldn’t be more pleased to announce the launch of Jewson CricketForce Scotland.
“As cricket is such a community focused sport, Jewson CricketForce Scotland will provide the opportunity for club members to engage with their communities and local businesses, in order to rally up volunteers to help maintain their clubs, as well as giving overall club support.”
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