Latest update

What does the government energy price capping mean for your club?  What’s happening to prices now?  Is forward fixing still an option?   What happens when you come off your current fixed deal?  Our upcoming FREE online Network event Finance, funding and surviving the energy crisis will start at 7.30pm on September 29. These are justContinue reading “Latest update”

Finance, funding and surviving the energy crisis

People are bewildered.  And recent government announcements have yet to clarify things. Some clubs are on fixed long term contracts and so insulated for now. Others are facing big hikes as theirs runs off. Or they’re on flexible tariffs already and have been seeing their prices rise daily. There’s currently no protection for non-domestic usersContinue reading “Finance, funding and surviving the energy crisis”

Can volunteer awards be useful?

I confess I was reticent when asked by the guys at The Cricketer online to help promote their LV Insurance Pride of Cricket awards scheme. You will know we have a media partnership and there’s a magazine/digital subscription discount offer for Network members registering on the FREE Members’ Portal  But nominations have been open sinceContinue reading “Can volunteer awards be useful?”

Enough is enough

The ECB and its chief executive should know they’re in trouble when that hitherto bastion of the cricket establishment, Wisden Almanack, includes this excoriating attack in the 2022 edition published today.  In detailing the litany of woes from Ashes to Rafiq and beyond, this paragraph quoting editor Lawrence Booth is the final thrust: “The ethicsContinue reading “Enough is enough”

Members’ Portal launched today

It’s here at last!   The website Members’ Portal is live today. What you’ll find: Reviews:  the first release of club admin software scores and comments Resources:  repository of club development documents, articles and links, again sorted by theme and then relevance; the most frequently downloaded tools in one place;  and club exemplars of club developmentContinue reading “Members’ Portal launched today”

Leadership or management? And what role can your coaches play?

Do you have: A clear vision for the Club A defined and agreed strategy A live action/development plan Allocated responsibilities for delivering the plan to those with the right competence/skill sets Can anyone genuinely respond 1,2 3 and 4 and claim that commitment to the vision is largely unquestioned, all who need to buy inContinue reading “Leadership or management? And what role can your coaches play?”