Shenley Village Cricket Club - Welcome message

Dear Parent/Carer,

Shenley Village Cricket Club welcomes you and your child/children to the club. We hope that they will enjoy being a club member and will enjoy the coaching, training and matches, as well as the social interactions available at the club.

The aim of this communication is to provide information that may be helpful to existing and new members. Please don’t hesitate to ask me (Juniors Club Welfare Officer) – or George White (Club Welfare Officer), or any committee member of coach if you have any questions not answered in this email.

The club is run by volunteers, the groundsman and head coach excluded. We welcome offers of help from all members, and hope that you will be able to get involved.

Here is a list of club officers, committee members, coaches and officials:

Club Chairman – Geoff Evans
Club Secretary – Chris Stanley
Club Treasurer – Darren Poynton
Director of Cricket – Kris Nissen
Graham Seymour - Senior Coach
Club Welfare Officer and Junior Head – George White
Junior Club Welfare Officer – Frank Orchard

We are a Clubmark club and we adhere to the ‘Safe Hands’ Policy for Safeguarding Children in Cricket. All the adults of the club who work with children and meet the necessary criteria are vetted by the ECB. This includes the enhanced DBS and ‘Barred List’ check (formerly known as CRB checks).

Whilst we hope your child will be happy and content at the club, we understand that questions, concerns or difficulties may arise. Please feel free to raise these as soon as possible, so we can address things at the earliest opportunity. If you have a question regarding coaching please approach the coach in the first instance. However please do not interrupt coaching sessions, especially nets practice, as this may distract the coach when he/she needs to be supervising children. Our coaches will be happy to speak to you before or after training, or an agreed convenient time.

If you have questions about kit requirements, training times, pick up arrangements, etc please speak to your team manager, coach or head of juniors George White.

If you have any concern about your child or another child, or about the behaviour of an adult at the club please speak to me or George White (Club Welfare Officers). If your concern is about us, you may contact the County Welfare Officer, Richard Burling, at email:

Frank Orchard
Tel: 07593 220435

George White
Tel: 07968 349 933