Cricket Scotland is committed to becoming the most diverse sport in Scotland. A key part to enabling that is an on-going commitment throughout cricket to be welcoming to all groups and sections within our society.
We aim to ensure that no individuals (this includes players, spectators, coaches, officials and administrators) receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of their age, sex, disability, race, ethnic origin, gender, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief, class or socio-economic status, sexual orientation or political belief.
There will be a safe and welcoming environment to all those who wish to be involved in cricket and that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. To help guide this commitment to diversity and inclusion, Cricket Scotland have an `Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group` that meets regularly to push forward improvements for cricket. To access the Terms of Reference for this group, click here
The group is made up of the following members:
Tony Brian – Cricket Scotland Chair
Ian Sandbrook – Cricket Scotland Head of Participation
Sandy Hodge – sportscotland Partnership Manager for Cricket Scotland
Debbie Noble – Barnardo`s,, Assistant Director Children`s Services
Kirsteen Ross – Live Active Leisure, Sports Development Officer (Community Sports Hubs) and Kinross-shire CC
Sai Majeed – CSHL Director, WDCU Executive Committee and Renfrew CC
Nicola Wilson – Cricket Scotland Female Participation Manager
Kirsty Openshaw – Cricket Scotland Disability Cricket Development Officer
We hope all our clubs take a similar stance and that we can provide support and guidance in helping you achieve this and become a hub for your community.
There`s no doubt your club will benefit by being truly open to all. These could include:
Cricket in Scotland involves a growing number of people from different cultures and backgrounds. Ensuring your members and club provide welcoming and understanding environments for everyone is important to the future of your club.
The ECB provide some excellent guidance on different religious faiths – click here
We recommend all cricket organisations make themselves aware of their responsibilities relating to the Equality Act 2010.
To find out more on the Equality Act 2010 and who it protects, please download this document.
For an explanation of positive action and the differences between what is legal and illegal within the Equality Act 2010 please read here.
For more information and guidance on disability cricket, go to the Disability Cricket section or contact our Disability Cricket Development Officer below:
Cricket Scotland Disability Cricket Development Officer
For additional support on disability provision go to Scottish Disability Sport – www.scottishdisabilitysport.com
We understand that for some clubs starting a female section can be a bit daunting. However, like starting anything for the first time, start with small steps.
For more guidance on how to start a female sections and be more welcoming to females, go to our female cricket section of club services
You can also contact our Female Participation Manager, Nicola Wilson – email@example.com