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Projects we are dedicated to

In the next period, we are shifting our focus to two main projects we will be working on. We plan to introduce cricket to elementary school students and children and teenagers with special needs. Our goal is to introduce children to sport, which will open them the possibility to learn more about benefits of sport, health, but also give them a chance to make new friends, and to learn a new skill which should boost their confidence and help them get included into their local community.

Cricket School for children

Clackmannan County Cricket Club have started an action “Cricket School for children” that will bring cricket closer to elementary school students. According to the president of the Clackmannan County Cricket Club, for the time being, the training is being held at two locations, namely at two local elementary schools.

“We invite all interested elementary school students, both boys and girls, to join us and take the first steps in this sport. As the response is very good so far, we plan to organize the first elementary school tournaments in two age categories – up to 13 and up to 15 in the coming period. ”

The project aims to raise awareness of the sport, but also to show children the benefits of healthy living, physical activity, as well as allow them to engage in the fun in their local community and make new friends.

Integration of Children through Cricket

In conjunction with local governments, the Clackmannan County Cricket Club will also implement the project “Integration of Children through Cricket” starting in April, organizing training and games for children and young people with special needs.

Namely, our coaches will work twice a week in two groups – with older and younger children interested in the sport, all with a view to inclusion. Also, the Clackmannan County Cricket Club provided basic cricket equipment for the projects mentioned. The duration of the project is from April to the end of July, and it is anticipated that tournaments will take place at the end of the project, with the results officially recorded.

The children involved in the project of Elementary schools for cricket will also have several organized trainings with the children involved in the Inclusion project, all in order to encourage socializing among these peers as well as accepting differences and making new friendships.

The role of coaches in the fight against doping in sports

The rights and obligations of the athlete, as well as the role of the coach in the process of combating doping in sports, were the subjects of lectures and forums organized in our club. We have conveyed to you some of the basic answers given during these lectures:

Each year, the World Anti-Doping Agency prepares a list of banned substances that is the same for all athletes around the world. The substances or methods on the list must satisfy two of the three conditions:

  1. To lead to an increase in athletic ability
  2. That they are harmful to the health of the athlete
  3. That they are contrary to the ethics of sport

I am a coach and I am not subject to anti-doping testing. Am I in this situation obliged to know the results management in case of anti-doping rule violation?

Yes, as coaches, you should be aware of results management since coaches may face sanctions because other anti-doping rule violations apply to you. You, as coaches, are exposed to a lot of questions on a daily basis by athletes, first of all regarding the training technique, their schedule and some other areas such as anti-doping. Your influence on athletes is crucial in building their reputation. It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation and just one second to destroy it. It is you who can help athletes get through the doping control process in such a way that they are aware of their rights and obligations.

Doping control of a minor athlete

 A minor athlete should be accompanied by a third party from the moment of notification until the end of the doping control procedure. The athlete’s companion observes the doping controller and the doping controller to the athlete during the sampling procedure. A representative of a minor athlete may observe the giving of a sample, but only if it is authorized by the athlete and approved by the doping controller.

Athlete rights during the doping control procedure

The athlete is entitled to his representative to accompany him during the doping control procedure. It can be one of your roles. The athlete has the right to request that the doping controller show him/her his/her accreditation/badge. If he is a disabled athlete he is entitled to modifications in relation to his disability.