The English Cricket Board (ECB) has issued guidelines to all clubs regarding the transportation of junior players to and from training and matches. The club is advised that it is the parents/guardians responsibility to transport their children to grounds, and only after arrival at a venue will the Coach/manager assume control.
For the 2011 season parents are made aware that coaches/managers of teams will not act as a ‘taxi service’ and cannot be expected to have the responsibility of your children in their cars.
If you are unable to transport your child to a game or practice please arrange an alternative method for your child’s transportation.
The coaches have been issued with guidance that under no circumstances will they drop children back to homes, it is unfair to put them in this position, and it leaves them open to accusations being made against them.
If you cannot stay to watch your child play/train you are expected to collect your child on time from the specified meeting point at the time given by the coach. If you are going to be late even by a few minutes it is only common courtesy that you ring the coach to tell him.
For away games the meeting/return point for all matches will be the club car park, the time of meeting will be given to you by the coach when your child is informed they are playing. If you chose to go direct to a ground please make sure the coach/manager is aware of this decision.
We as a Club apologise if these arrangements sound strict, but we have been informed by the ECB how important it is to avoid putting the un-paid volunteers who run the Colts Cricket section in any awkward or compromising situations.