Focus Club Status
Kent Cricket Board has made Hayes one of the first Focus Clubs in Kent. The programme is designed to help some of Kent’s leading cricket clubs in their future development and provide opportunities for young players to develop.
Whilst the scheme has been talked about for some time, this is the first time a list has been published confirming which clubs are involved. Clubs have had to work hard to secure the status and it represents the start of an exciting journey that will influence the way in which these clubs develop.
All clubs embarking on the FCCC programme had already achieved ClubMark status which shows that they are well run, ambitious and clearly having aspirations beyond their current activity. KCB will provide support to the management of the club to ensure they continue this good work.
The Kent Cricket Board club development programme is turning out to be a wonderful success story. 45 clubs have now achieved ClubMark accreditation and tales of booming youth sections, improved credibility, successful funding bids and high quality provision for young players abound. This is thought to be the biggest club development programme of any sport in the county.