ECB Clubmark & Safe Hands Management System

ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs which shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means your club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.

In 2021 ECB introduced the Safe Hands Management System(SHMS) which helps clubs with understanding and meeting their safeguarding responsibilities. This system is a key part of obtaining ECB Clubmark accreditation, but in addition we also review a clubs development plans for the future, together with key governance documents as required under the UK Sport’s Code for Sports Governance. For further information please click here.

New for 2022 is the requirement for all clubs to accredit every year rather than on the previous three year accreditation cycle. Because of this the number of criteria has been reduced, but the emphasis on development and well run clubs remain. Also, for 2022 ECB are asking all clubs to upload their evidence by the end of June.

If you have any general questions regarding Clubmark then please contact your County Board representative. Any questions regarding the Clubmark portal should be sent to

If you are already registered on the portal you can gain access via this link:

If you would like any further information regarding the SHMS &  ECB Clubmark accreditation process, please contact Brian Hoyle at: