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The ECB and ICC today announced a call to action for all local clubs and cricket organisations in England and Wales to apply to become a Cricket World Cup Club and ‘be part of something bigger’.


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The initiative has been designed to help grassroots clubs further connect with their local communities through family fun-based activity and help bring the excitement of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 into their clubhouse.

As the ICC Cricket World Cup returns to England and Wales for the first time in 20 years, the ICC and ECB aim to engage one million kids throughout the tournament, with clubs given the opportunity to apply to become a Cricket World Cup Club, put on a family day and celebrate and engage a new audience through the excitement of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

As part of the initiative, clubs are being asked to run a weekend of child/family-based activity, helping to better connect with the local community and engage a younger generation. This could be anything, from kids’ coaching sessions, parent/child matches, or even a ‘Bring a Friend’ day. The aim of these family days is to get more kids involved in the game and to help clubs showcase themselves to a wider audience.

Clubs who apply will have access to official marketing material to assist with the promotion of their event – which they will be able to use in schools, on social media and in the local area. Cricket World Cup Champions, the lead volunteer at the club, will receive official World Cup merchandise to reward them for their efforts.

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June 2019 will be the focus weekend for celebrations, however, Club Family Days can run over any weekend during the World Cup (30 May-14 July).

Furthermore, a Cricket World Cup Club Fund has also been launched with, at least, the first 2,000 affiliated clubs who register, having the opportunity to receive £1,000 to help digitise or upgrade catering facilities. The fund has been set up to help clubs install new broadband, boost their clubhouse’s audio-visual capabilities, or transform their catering facilities to assist with their CWC 2019 family day.

Commenting on the initiative, Nick Pryde, ECB Interim Director of Participation and Growth said: “The Cricket World Cup Club initiative is a fantastic opportunity, and one which I encourage as many local clubs in England and Wales as possible to sign up to.

“The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 represents a huge opportunity for us to attract new generations of fans and players, boys and girls to the game, who will be playing at diverse, modern and family-friendly clubs.”

Steve Elworthy, Managing Director of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, added: ‘’The ICC Cricket World Cup is returning to England and Wales for the first time in 20 years, and it’s important we make the most of this opportunity to inspire the next generation.

‘’Through this initiative, we encourage local clubs to become a Cricket World Cup Club and open their doors to their local community, and by putting on the Family days, it will be a great chance to engage with a new generation of fans and players.

For more information and to register your club please visit:


Cricket World Cup 2019 Opportunities for Clubs & Schools


Club Grants Apply Now!

The Cricket World Cup is in Wales in 2019 and to help Clubs celebrate this event the ECB are running a scheme offering £1k to the first 2,000 UK affiliated clubs that apply. The ECB is running the scheme directly and it will be based on a first come first served basis for any Club that meets the qualification criteria. Clubs can apply for a fixed grant of £1,000 for projects to digitise their Club or improve their catering provision to support their involvement in the Cricket World Cup 2019 events programme.

To apply click here


School Tickets for Cricket World Cup games in Cardiff

Here in Wales we have an opportunity for all Schools to access free of charge tickets to see one match on Tuesday, June 4th 2019 between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, which starts at 10.30am. In order to do this teachers need to sign up to the Chance to Shine website where you will be able to 

  • apply for tickets
  • access the recourses for schools especially the competition to create a character and others to follow
  • have access to the play and classroom resources which support the curriculum

So please click here to begin your journey 


School Visits to Sophia Gardens

For many of the groups that visit the stadium at Sophia Gardens say ‘I didn’t know you could do this’ so for inspirational tour opportunities all year round at Sophia Gardens please contact


Develop your volunteers

There are a large number of courses on offer over the autumn winter to develop volunteers to coach, support, run games, umpire and score. To access these courses please click on


* Becoming a CWC Club will provide access to marketing material and the club's CWC Champ will receive a polo shirt. This is entirely separate to the application process for the Club Fund

* The Club Fund of £1000 is available to the first 2,000 affiliated clubs that complete and submit a successful Club Fund application form

Data sharing

We intend to share two sets of data with you on a regular basis:

* Clubs that have registered for the programme (fortnightly)
* Clubs that have been approved for the £1000 fund (weekly)

We will do our best to provide updates as frequently as possible but as you can appreciate, interest is very high and we simply don't have capacity to commit to more than this at this stage

Confirmation email

These will be sent out clubs that have registered to become a CWC Club every few days - the first one is being sent today. We will try clarify the difference between being a CWC Club and the Club Fund as per above. Clubs replying for the Club Fund will have direct communication with our team processing these. Due to high traffic it may take some time for them to get confirmation as to whether their application is approved.



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