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NatWest CricketForce is the biggest annual volunteering event in UK Sport. It is a volunteering initiative aimed at rejuvenating the nation’s cricket facilities. It encourages cricket supporters, their friends and families, and local businesses the opportunity to give something back to their local community cricket club by volunteering to participate in major renovation projects to clubhouses and grounds.
Participation in NatWest CricketForce has rocketed since its launch in 2002, when just one showcase club took part. It grew for the eighth consecutive year in 2010 as a record 1,642 ECB affiliated clubs took part. In addition, more than 85,000 volunteers, including over 800 NatWest staff, county and England players helped out at their local clubs over the weekend.
Copley Awarded “National Showcase” Status for NatWest CricketForce in 2012
The big news was that for 2012 the club was awarded the accolade of being one of three “National Showcase Clubs” by the ECB under the NatWest CricketForce initiative. This was a significant boost to the Club’s development ambitions and the support of the ECB has generated significant publicity and media interest. The showcase event on April 1 2012 was also being supported by The Cricket Foundation and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
For our major 2012 initiative local businesses and community partners offered both financial support and “support in kind” and become involved with our NatWest CricketForce event. The showcase project has provided high profile publicity to sponsors and the Club and its development ambitions.
Copley Cricket Club would like to thank all of its sponsors and community partners for supporting a major and well publicised construction project for the long term benefit of the local community.
Click here to view the ECB press release on our grant award
Click here to view our own press release on the event.
Click here to view the announcement on the ECB website
Click here to view a video recorded by the ECB on our Showcase Day
Our development was also featured in the Headingley Test Match Programme. Click here to view the article