News

Saturday 26th May

We welcome local rivals Lisburn as we compete in the first round of the Challenge Cup.

Beer promotion during the match and also during the Champions league final. Music to late will follow the football.

Come along and support the club.

Subscriptions 2018

Below are the Subscriptions for 2018 for Full and Playing members.


Over 18 and employed                  £70

Students over 18 or unemployed  £40

Former Players                              £35

Students under 18                         £35


Full subs must be paid before 30th June. Failure to pay before this date will result in non-selection.


Matthew Jennings has agreed to act as Membership secretary and will be collecting subs money. 

Please be prepared to pay up when asked, your co-operation will be greatly appreciated. 

Charity Night in Aid of Marie Curie on Saturday 16th June

Derriaghy Cricket Club Clubmark NI Accreditation Renewed

 

Derriaghy Cricket Club has been rewarded for their on-going hard  work, particularly in regard to their youth development, by having their  Cricket Ireland Clubmark NI Accreditation Scheme renewed until 2021. 

Clubmark NI is the quality standard for junior sports clubs in  Northern Ireland. The programme aims to identify, develop, accredit and  recognise high quality operational standards in junior sports clubs and  the contribution that they make to the development of sport in Northern  Ireland.
 

The club first gained Level 1 Clubmark NI Accreditation status in 2004  when it was administered under the Sport NI banner. Then 2 years later  they obtained Junior Gold Club Accreditation. Since 2009 the scheme has  been embraced by Cricket Ireland - the Governing Body for cricket in  Ireland. In 2013 Derriaghy CC had their Level 1 Accreditation renewed  and it has now been further renewed, lasting until 2021.
 

To gain Level 1 Accreditation status, clubs are required to evidence  compliance with the core Clubmark NI criteria and sport specific  criteria:

1. Effective Management - well managed clubs will be  committed to ongoing development and will implement measures to ensure  that the club will continue to progress and to retain quality standards.  
2. Quality Coaching and Competition - clubs should take their lead from their sport's governing body and should be compliant with their guidelines.
3. Safety in Sport - a commitment to provide  appropriate and enjoyable sporting activities in safe environments. Key  safety issues include: safeguarding children, first aid, codes of  conduct.
 

All this ensures that Derriaghy CC prioritises the development and  promotion of the club's infrastructures, both on and off the playing  field.
 

Parents of the players of tomorrow and beyond will see this achievement  as an attractive reassurance and that Derriaghy CC have demonstrated  effective management systems, can offer quality coaching and  competition, and are recognised as a safe club and sporting environment.

 

Youth Development officer Rodney Hughes said this achievement will help  to raise the club's profile and will attract more players, coaches and  volunteers to the club. Rodney indicated that the club will now continue  to work alongside Cricket Ireland to achieve the next level  Accreditation. The club will also be required to complete an annual  health check using the Cricket Ireland/Clubmark NI online system.
 

The club has recently been holding coaching sessions in local primary  schools as part of the Lisburn and Castlereagh Council 'Be active stay  active' program, which culminated in a festival event held in Lisburn  Racquets Club recently. During the event Nigel Jones who is the Regional  Development Manager for Cricket Ireland in the Northern Cricket Union  (NCU) presented David Skelton (club Under 11 manager) with their new  certificate. Also in the photo is Scott Hughes (Coach), Graham Kenny  (Club President) and some of the children who took part in the festival.  
 

Youth training for both boys and girls will commence again outdoors at  the club on the main Belfast-Lisburn Road in mid-April. Before then a  registration evening will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 13 April  between 6.30 – 7.30pm when parents and children can come along to  complete some documentation and pay their registration fee for the season. 

Sport Northern Ireland value the essential and significant role that  sports clubs play in the development of sport, providing outlets for  participation, while also providing quality environments for talented  young athletes to develop. The competitive opportunities offered by  clubs are yet another key opportunity for participation and development.