When you play cricket with Bristol Phoenix we want you to feel safe and we have ways to keep you safe:
If you are worried about anything then please talk with your coach, or talk to Sarah our Welfare Officer.
The aim of Bristol Phoenix is to provide opportunities for women and girls of all ages to play and enjoy cricket in a safe and comfortable environment. The protection of the girls is central to this aim. All of our coaches are DBS checked and the club fully supports the ECB safe hands policy. The club child protection officer is the club captain Sarah Lever who can be contacted, in confidence, on 07954 369216, but any committee member or coach can be contacted as necessary.
Bristol Phoenix Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that all Children (*) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience. This page details the policies for the youth section. Please read it, so that you fully understand what you can expect from Bristol Phoenix Cricket Club, and what Bristol Phoenix Cricket Club can expect from you.
* The word Children should be taken to mean all persons under the age of 18.
If you are concerned, report your concerns to the Club Welfare Officer.
A Team Manager should be appointed with clear roles and responsibilities. Such responsibilities should include for them to establish and communicate the following information to Parent(s):
A child going missing could be an extremely traumatic event – for adults and for children. However, if everyone is aware of some simple pre-defined guidelines, panic levels can be minimised, and even more critically, the missing child can hopefully be found in an organised and efficient way. Hopefully no child will ever go missing from a club team / event. If they do, please remember most children are found within a few minutes of their disappearance.
Bristol Phoenix CC recognise that they have a duty of care towards all young players who are representing the club.
In addition the following specific ECB requirements apply to young players in adult matches:
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our children so they can train and play in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our club. If bullying does occur (including through Social Media e.g. Facebook etc), all children should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a ‘TELLING club’. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff and officials.
Hardball cricket involves risk, and it is important that players are focused fully on the game, both in training and matches, whether actively involved or not. To ensure the safety of those involved, and fairness of opportunity to all, each team will set its own discipline guidelines that team managers are comfortable with. In general teams will apply the following types of rule to manage bad behaviour:
The outdoor nets will be available for use from approx April to September each year. In order to protect the nets from damage and ensure fair use for all club members of Chipping Sodbury CC, Thornbury CC, and Bristol Phoenix CC guidelines will be issued by the committee; however the following must be adhered to: