Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs.
Clubmark aims to make sure the nation's sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful and stands for higher standards of welfare, equality, coaching and management in community sports Clubs.
It will show that your Club provides the right environment ensuring the welfare of members and encouraging everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
An accredited Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as helping parents and carers know that they're choosing the right Club for their young people.
Clubmark can help you to improve your Club by…
- Setting clear goals and objectives
- Ensuring your Club is running effectively and efficiently
- Updating policies, training and systems
- Accredited Clubs are able to use Sainsbury's Active Kids scheme
How can your Club achieve Clubmark?
To achieve Clubmark status, a club is accredited by either the national governing body for its sport (NGB) or by the county sports partnership (CSP) operating in its geographic area.
- Only clubs affiliated to a Sport England recognised NGB can gain Clubmark
- Clubs working towards Clubmark accreditation can seek support and advice from their NGB/CSP. Circumstances vary between clubs and sports but the accreditation process is the same.
- There have been some changes to the Clubmark process owing to the integration of Clubmark to Club Matters. We can accredit clubs that are unable to do so through their NGB. The Clubmark accreditation process must now be completed on-line. In general most clubs, once they get started, find that they are well on the way to achieving accreditation without having realised it.
- NGBs and CSPs are licensed to oversee and sign off the accreditation process. This ensures that they are all working to an agreed minimum operating framework. Their licences are renewed every two years to ensure that these high standards continue to be met.
Here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport we can support clubs to complete Clubmark accreditation for sports whose NGB does not operate its own Clubmark accreditation
For further information and to find out which organisation you should contact to register an interest in Clubmark, please visit the Clubmark page on Sport England Club Matters Website.
Further information can be found on the Clubmark website below or by contacting Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport.