South Staffordshire ECB ACO will be holding two umpires' training courses in 2018. I would be grateful if you could circulate your members with the details as we endeavour to boost the numbers of umpires in league cricket.
Stage 1 - Saturday & Sunday 3&4 Feb 9:00 - 13:00.
Stage 2 - Saturday & Sunday 17&18 Feb 9:00 - 13:00.
These courses can be booked online using the links above.
Once a participant has paid for their stage one course they will receive a confirmation e-mail. Contained in the confirmation e-mail is the discount code they can use for registering on a Stage Two course within the same training season. This will reduce the cost of the Stage Two to £10 instead of £30 on checkout.
Completion of Stage 2 will mean that candidates can now stand in the Staffordshire Clubs Cricket Championship in 2018 on completion of the necessary DBS Clearances - ECB have also put the DBS application form online.
I look forward to welcoming all new umpires to the course and offer a rewarding opportunity to be involved in Cricket starting on an umpiring pathway that could lead to standing in games of a very high level.
In the meantime there is an online training course which candidates could complete beforehand and is actually very relevant to anyone who is involved in umpiring junior games and club fixtures at any time following this link MCC E-learning
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.