RULES FOR USE OF NETS AND TRAINING
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This document sets out certain information and rules (the Rules) in relation to the use of the Gunnersbury Drive and Boddington Gardens net facilities at Actonians Cricket Club (the Club). The Rules are designed to assist in providing a safe environment during the current period of the existence of the COVID virus. It is imperative that you comply with the Rules. Failure to do so may result in the relevant member being suspended from using the facilities for the whole or part of the remainder of the season, and a breach of the Rules will constitute a matter in relation to which our Disciplinary Procedures apply.
The Rules apply to organised practice sessions (Senior and Junior), casual sessions arranged by members and one-to-one coaching arranged by members. Specific Rules in relation to casual sessions and 1-2-1 are set out in the sections below headed ‘Casual Sessions’ and ‘1-2-1 Coaching’ respectively.
We may update these Rules, and if we do, we may do so such that they have immediate effect. You must therefore review the Rules before you, or any of your child(ren) or child(ren) for whom you care, participate in a net session.
Only members of the Club may use the net facilities. Guests are not permitted.
Social distancing and COVID compliance requirements
- Please scan the NHS QR Code on entering the relevant ground.
- The social distancing rule in force at the relevant time must be adhered to at all times, when entering and leaving, and at all times whilst on, the premises.
- Sanitise your hands while entering the premises, after your session and on departure. If this isn’t possible wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after visiting the Club.
- Avoid touching non-personal items as much as possible whilst on Club premises.
- If you, or a member of your household, has or has within the last 7 days had, symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild, you will not be allowed to attend a net session.
- Before deciding to attend a session, please consider whether you have vulnerable family members or other persons with whom you live. It is impossible to guard entirely against the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
- If you, or a member of your household, develops symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild, within 7 days of attending a session, you must report this to the Club Safeguarding Officer (Karen Mahoney - 07969 725639 firstname.lastname@example.org) and follow the Government guidelines on isolate, report, test, track and trace before returning to Club premises. The Club will be entitled to inform those present at the session of this fact.
Access to, and availability of, facilities
- Car parking in the grounds is limited – off street parking in Gunnersbury Drive and Baronsmede is available (please note that there is controlled parking in the area up to 5pm mid-week only). Bicycles may be brought on to the premises.
- On entering the premises please walk around the edge of the outfield alongside the Clubhouse, changing rooms and hard courts.
- The toilets will be available in the Clubhouse. Please ensure good personal hygiene including washing hands thoroughly after using the toilets. Face coverings must be worn before entering the Clubhouse.
- Hospitality and social distancing rules must be adhered to both in the Clubhouse and on the terrace.
Food and drink at nets and training
- You must bring your own water/drink and ensure you bring enough as you will not be permitted to refill bottles from taps on site.
- Under no circumstance may food or alcohol be brought on to the premises during nets or training.
Clothing and Equipment
- You must bring your own hand sanitiser.
- You should arrive changed into the clothes you are going to wear during the net session. You must not change at the Club.
- You must bring your own equipment including balls.
- You must not share your equipment, including bats, balls and protective equipment, with any other participant (unless he or she is a family member and you live with that person).
- You must ensure you take all your belongings with you when you have finished your session - nothing should be left in the nets or surrounding area, including empty water bottles or litter.
Rules in relation to net sessions
Other Safeguarding issues
- It is the responsibility of parents/carers to ensure that the child(ren) for whom they are responsible has/have safe passage home. The Club cannot be responsible for this. If a parent/carer’s situation is such that their plans for safe passage home are disrupted, they must contact the Appointed Club Official/Coach and ensure that they have made alternative arrangements.
- Junior and Senior members may use the nets for their own private practice. The times at which the net facilities are available are shown below. There may be greater availability during the school holidays, depending on summer cricket camps; please check with Clifford Pile (Junior Manager).
- As noted above, guests are not allowed to use the net facilities.
- Junior members must either be accompanied by a parent or carer OR a Club member who is either a Level 2 Coach or a Committee member must be present.
- Members may be asked to show their Sports Club membership card, so please have this with you.
- If you use the nets, you must ensure that the run up mat is put back, in the net. It must be completely flat (i.e. not rolled or folded in any way), with the green surface facing upwards. Any damage caused to the nets, including the mats, will be charged to the members using the nets at the relevant time.
- If you are having a 1-2-1 session with the Club Coach you must book a session by emailing the Association Manager (Erik Kristensen, email@example.com) and copying the Cricket Club Chairman (David Whear). There is a small charge payable to the Association for use of the nets with a private coach, but (within reason, and at the Committee's discretion) the Club will cover this charge for 1-2-1 sessions with the Club Coach.
- The Rules for Casual Sessions apply equally to 1-2-1 Coaching.
Net Facilities Availability
Monday – 9am to 10am; 4pm until 8pm
Tuesday – 9am to 10am; 4pm to 6pm; Senior Training (including Under17’s) 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday – 9am to 10am; 4pm until 8pm (subject to additional Senior Men’s training between 6.30 and 8pm)
Thursday – 9am to 10am; 4pm to 6pm; Ladies Training 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Friday – 9am to 10am; 4pm to 6pm; Girls Hardball Training 6pm to 7.30pm
Saturday – All Day (please be mindful of men’s senior league games taking place between 12.30pm and 7.30pm)
Sunday – Junior Training 10.00am to 11.30am; after 12pm (please be mindful of women’s senior league games taking place between 12.30pm and 7.30pm)
WHILST THE COMMITTEE HAS ENDEAVOURED TO CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THE USE OF THE FACILITIES IS YOUR CHOICE AND IS UNDERTAKEN AT YOUR RISK OR THAT OF YOUR CHILD(REN) OR THE CHILD(REN) FOR WHOM YOU CARE. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GUARD AGAINST THE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 ENTIRELY AND, SO FAR AS IS PERMITTED BY LAW, ACTONIANS CC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES WHICH ANYONE SUFFERS AS A RESULT OF A MEMBER CONTRACTING COVID-19 WHILST USING THE FACILITIES AT ACTONIANS CC, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE RELEVANT PERSON HAS COMPLIED WITH THESE RULES.
 Boddington Gardens is not open other than for practice sessions organised by either the Junior or Senior Section of the Club