HHCC Mission Statement
We wish Horndon on the Hill CC to be a forward looking club. We aim to have an energetic membership at all levels, maximising the development and enjoyment of our players, both colts and seniors. We will compete with the best clubs in both Colts and senior teams in all leagues and cups we enter; whilst fully encouraging all members to enjoy their cricket all play within the ‘Spirit of the Game’.
We will provide the support and encouragement to members to ‘achieve their full potential’. Horndon on the Hill Cricket Club aims to be at the heart of the local community/area.
Harness and develop all young cricketers so they have the opportunity to contribute to the game of cricket at all levels and play a central role in club cricket life.
Maintain a Colts section, and aim to provide cricket for all age groups. Maintain 1st Class coaching to all age groups weekly with a comprehensive coaching schedule and compete with teams from U9 upwards. Always play for fun, but compete to win.
Develop and promote cricket for all.
We are committed to the ECB policy of equality. Ensure that all minorities are fairly represented throughout the club, in line with local community demographics. Equal opportunity principles are observed in all club initiatives.
Ensure that our cricket club is an integral part of the local community, contributing an invaluable service to all sections of the local community, developing club members, supporters and volunteers.
Throughout the club membership retain the importance of the local village community. Many members of the club live locally; furthermore many villagers use the club and support our club events; it is important that we strive to keep this connection healthy.
Begin to strengthen local school links, particularly with Horndon School and St Cleres Secondary (where our 2nd ground is).
Engender a strong culture of participation and volunteering. We have and continue to increase the number and participation of non-playing members. We will host key cricket fixtures and open grounds to community events/private hire.
Develop and strengthen senior playing teams, providing positive role models to all club members, leading achievement and success.
2017 was a fantastic year for senior cricket at the club, with 2 promotions, 1 third place finish and 1 mid-table finish. The club must look to establish our XIs at the higher standard leagues in 2018.
All captains and players to give full adherence to the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ ethos. Encourage colts to play in our lower XIs as an introduction to adult cricket.
To be the best club that we can for all of our members, both colts and seniors / playing and non-playing. We recognise the need to maintain our grounds to the highest level possible, this is something which the committee is actively working on. We are in the process of establishing a machinery fund to cover expected ground expense over a rolling 5 year period.
The committee also strongly believes that an upgrade to training facilities including a new net area should be a priority for the club. This will need to be funded and may take some time. In the long term we believe this will help to attract and retain players (colts and seniors) and therefore will increase the health of the club.
We must aim to attract more community interest in the club and clubhouse thus generating more income to develop into a more financially sustainable club.