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...to the web site of the Old Parkonians Association.
WebCollect - Sign Up Now!
Existing Life Members will be set up in the new system automatically by mid-May.
It will help the Association greatly if all members could sign up with WebCollect as soon as possible. This will help our cash flow and finances in general, and will avoid extra work for those who volunteer their time to administer your Club’s membership and finances.
Subscribing members should cancel any standing orders they may be paying with and move across to WebCollect.
We will be issuing credit card style membership cards for members as they sign up with WebCollect, or who pay in full for the year. These can be swiped at the Bar till for a 10% discount.
Bar discounts will be starting for cardholders on 1st June.
For full details, see the WebCollect page.
Sainsbury's Active Kids
It's that time of year again, with Sainsbury's running their Active Kids promotion.
When you're shopping at Sainsbury's, please collect the Active Kids vouchers and drop them off at the Club - there's a box behind the Bar for this. The vouchers will be used to by equipment for the Juniors.
We'll be collecting Tesco Vouchers for schools too, when they come out.
Based in Oxton in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in the North West of the UK, the Association runs cricket and rugby clubs from its Clubhouse in Holm Lane, Oxton, based at the HM Curphey Memorial Ground.
For further information on the cricket club and rugby club, including fixtures, results and player honours, please use the links on the left.
The Association welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in starting to play cricket or rugby, as well as from existing players of all standards and levels of experience who would like to join us.
In either case, simply contact us for details of our teams, facilities and membership. Whether you live locally in Birkenhead or Wirral, or further afield, we'd be pleased to hear from you.
Although Rugby and Cricket are played at different times of the year, training for both sports continues through the close seasons. If you're thinking of getting involved for the first time, why not try some out of season training?
The Association is proud to hold Clubmark certification, which is an accredition for clubs with junior sections. Clubmark is the Sport England mark of high quality junior clubs and is awarded to clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas:
- The playing programme
- Duty of care and child protection
- Sports equity and ethics
- Club management
For further information on Clubmark visit http://www.clubmark.org.uk - details are also available below in the section Clubmark Accreditation.
Cricket Fixtures for May
Matches start at 1:30pm.
First XI Fixtures
Second XI Fixtures
|4th May||Stretton||Home||Kerridge 1||Away|
|11th May||Wistaston||Away||Rostherne 1||Home|
|18th May||Stalybridge 1||Home||Frodsham 2||Away|
|25th May||Wayfarers 1||Away||Wistaston 2||Home|
Cricket and Rugby News
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The Clubhouse at Holm Lane
The Association welcomes new members, whether they be playing or non-playing and oversees a variety of social activities throughout the year, as featured in the Social Events page.
Events held at our ground and clubhouse in Oxton, Birkenhead, range from barbeques and cheese & wine events to New Year festivities and players dinners.
Many of these occasions
are family events to which children are welcomed.
The Clubhouse is available for use and offers a Function Suite with bar and catering facilities as well as music, dancing and large screen television / DVD playback equipment.
The picture on the right is the Function Room laid out for a Dinner for 100, with all catering being carried out from the new kitchen facilities.
The Function Room can be set up in a variety of ways depending on requirements.
For full details of the facilities available, please contact Chris Hall on .
Rugby & Cricket at Old Parkonians - Click for the detail
Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections. According to research conducted by the Northwest Regional Development Agency in 2004, three fifths (60.5%) of young people belong to a sports club outside school.
Clubmark accreditation means that the holder meets defined standards to:
- Ensure the well-being of young people whilst in the care of adults, other than their legal parent(s)/carer(s).
- Enthuse young people to enjoy sport and active recreation to build a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Enable young people to use their leisure time creatively.
- Allow young people to optimise their talents and personal ability.
- Identify and support the development of the most talented young people.
The Association has been awarded Clubmark status in recognition of the standards we maintain to encourange the participation of young people in sport.
As part of the Association's ongoing involvement in the Clubmark programme, Child Welfare Officer, Dave Westwater has recently completed the 3 yearly ‘time to listen’ and ‘safe hands’ courses at Northwich.