2012 goal achieved early as Clubmark accredits its 10,000th club20 February 2011
Sport England’s Clubmark scheme, which recognises sports clubs that create safe, high-quality, welcoming environments for young people, has achieved its 2012 goal to accredit 10,000 clubs – 13 months ahead of schedule.
As the only national cross-sports quality accreditation scheme, Clubmark celebrates the role of sports clubs in encouraging young people to take up sport, improve their skills and maintain lifelong participation.
Clubmark sports clubs are recognised for their ability to create a child-friendly environment
It recognises best-practice and compliance with minimum operating standards in:
- Club management
- Safeguarding and protecting children and young people
- Creating the right combination of coaching, training and competition
- Promoting a child-friendly culture appropriate to the local community.
With 10,500 clubs across 50 sports now accredited, Clubmark continues to go from strength to strength, with clubs reaping tangible benefits such as increased participation, support developing coaches and volunteers, and improved links with schools.
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