week's bulletin contains guidance from the ECB, information
on filmmaking courses from BFI and a link to register for NatWest
CricketForce Get Set Weekend.
Guidance for organised cricket activity in England
the Government’s updated guidance for outdoor organised sports around
the easing of social restrictions in England on 29th
March, we are delighted to confirm the return of recreational cricket
in England from that date. We know that our communities, players and
volunteers will have missed the social, physical and health benefits of
participating in our great game and we believe we have an important role
to play in supporting the nations recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
we also know that we have a collective responsibility to ensure the
safety of our communities by ensuring compliance with the latest
For England, we have produced an updated roadmap
and accompanying documents (linked below) in order to provide you with
the headline information on what activities are permissible from 29th March onwards.
ECB and BFI to offer bespoke filmmaking course to clubs
Today we are pleased to announce an exciting partnership with the
British Film Institute (BFI) to fund – First Run: BFI Filmmaking and
Production for Sports – a bespoke course for aspiring filmmakers from the
cricket network to improve their film skills, to be able to showcase and
promote their clubs more effectively.
Five representatives from cricket clubs and centres across
England and Wales will be given the opportunity to take part in a 15-week
online course on filmmaking and production in sport led by the BFI, designed
exclusively for and with the ECB.
The scheme is funded by #Funds4Runs, launched in 2020 by ECB
and LV= General Insurance (LV=GI) to support areas of recreational cricket
affected by COVID-19.
Applicants can apply for the First Run
course from today for the opportunity to learn from
industry-leading film tutors how to create compelling films showcasing
the character of their club. It will equip them with editing, communication,
digital and planning skills, enabling them to create a variety of exciting
This is an amazing opportunity, and we’d
encourage you to pass this on to relevant people within your club you think
could be perfect for this exclusive course.
NatWest CricketForce Get Set Weekend
Last week we communicated the launch of the NatWest Get Set
Weekend on 10th and 11th April, a new look virtual
There are already over 600 people signed-up, and we’d
encourage all of you to get involved, reconnect with your team mates and club,
and join the Get Set Weekend online. You can register for the Big Quiz
featuring legends and England stars, and a special Get Set Panel event, hosted
by Michael Vaughan, to help prepare for the new season. There will also be Back
Garden Training features for teams posted throughout the weekend.
To register click here.