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Clubmark Accreditation

We are a Clubmark club

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of club development it centres around:
  • Activity/playing programmes – this includes, for example, coaching qualifications required, insurance and coach to participant ratios
  • Duty of care and welfare – appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies
  • Knowing your club and its community – this ensures that your club is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain members from your local community
  • Club management – which covers issues to do with club and committee structures and the general running of the organisation

  • Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for all participants. The development of clubs that encourage people to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and offer opportunities to maintain life-long participation is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure.

    Clubmark was introduced by Sport England to:
  • Assist in its drive to increase levels of participation in sport
  • Empower parent(s)/carer(s) when choosing a club for their children
  • Enable adults to choose the right kind of club to join
  • Provide a focus around which all organisations involved in sport can come together to support good practice and safeguarding in sports clubs
  • Ensure that organisations offering accredition apply common criteria, so that good practice and minimum operating standards are delivered through all club development and accreditation schemes
  • Ensure that Clubmark accredited clubs are recognised through a common approach to branding
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    Upcoming Events

    11:30 am Spring Track Relays @ Churchill Playing Fields
    Spring Track Relays @ Churchill Playing Fields
    Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Spring Track Relays @ Churchill Playing Fields | England | United Kingdom
    Presented by North Shields Poly and Blyth Running Club Provisional schedule (please note, timings are approximate and subject to change). A full schedule will be published here at least 3 days prior to event. Refreshments[...]
    7:00 pm Birtley Athletics Club AGM @ Birtley Hub
    Birtley Athletics Club AGM @ Birtley Hub
    Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Birtley Athletics Club AGM @ Birtley Hub | Chester-le-Street | United Kingdom
    The club’s Annual General Meeting will take place at Birtley Hub (situated on the main road through Birtley, just opposite the Co-op) on Monday 10th April at 7pm. This meeting is open to all members[...]
    9:30 am Elswick Good Friday Relays @ Newburn Business Centre
    Elswick Good Friday Relays @ Newburn Business Centre
    Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Elswick Good Friday Relays @ Newburn Business Centre | United Kingdom
    A sign up sheet will be on the noticeboard or you can email me at Athletes and spectators will be made very welcome at our new cafe headquarters for awards and refreshments. Please join[...]