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Burgess Hill Cricket Club
Burgess Hill Cricket Club are an ECB Clubmark accredited club, which confirms their commitment to a running a safe community sports club. Furthermore, the club have been appointed by the ECB and Sussex CCC as a Focus Club in the area, in recognition of their commitment to development.
This year has been brilliant for the club, with the 1st Team crowned champions of Sussex County Division 3, resulting in the club’s promotion to play at its highest ever level.
Off the field, the club is also one of the leading sports clubs in Sussex, with one of the biggest youth cricket sections in the county. The junior section is thriving, with hundreds of local boys and girls playing cricket regularly, links with local schools where the club gets involved with coaching and hosting competitions for primary schools, and leadership opportunities for older children.
5 Ways Netball Club
5 Ways Netball is a Brighton based, England Netball Silver Clubmark accredited club, offering coach led netball sessions and competitive team opportunities for women and girls of all levels.
The club was set up in 2014 to give girls in the local area of Brighton the opportunity to experience netball, and has quickly grown to have almost 300 members whilst sourcing funding to develop 16 coaches and 8 umpires, as well as to host camps, festivals and Back to Netball Sessions.
The club’s ethos and commitment to development is strong, as demonstrated by Head Coach, Danielle Lewis-Collins, who has been selected to help coach the Zambia netball team, raising over £3,000 to help support the team.
Lancing Football Club
Lancing Football Club have reached Charter Standard this year following the successful merger between the senior team and the youth side, and now run 17 separate teams. The senior men’s team progressed further in the FA Cup than they have done for 12 years, whilst the youth and junior sides are also performing well on the pitch. A new ladies team has also been formed, and have just embarked on their debut season.
The club has paid for coaching courses with the FA for a number of their coaches to continue their education in football, which is passed on to their players who number well over 250. In addition, the have also paid for a disabled member of the community to take their Level 1 coaching badge as part of their commitment to inclusion and diversity.
The club’s commitment to their community goes further still; with fundraising taking place for SASBAH and CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) which has raised has over £1,000. This is part of their ‘You’re Not In This Alone’ campaign which aims to support good mental health, offering free entry to matches for anybody that can benefit from being part of the Lancing football family.