Cornwall Sports Partnership achieves Clubmark Licence
Cornwall Sports Partnership has successfully achieved the licence to accredit Clubmark. At present 33 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) across the country have been licensed to accredit clubs in their area that do not belong to a licensed National Governing Body (NGB), such as bowls, surf lifesaving and ice hockey.
Gyllyngvase Surf Lifesaving Club and Cornish Sharks American Football Club are the first two clubs to have been successfully supported through the accreditation process. The clubs were part of the Club Support Programme which has been specifically designed to take clubs step-by-step through the Clubmark scheme. Truro Junior Hockey club and St Austell Bay Badminton club have also benefited from the initiative and have been accredited by their respective NGBs.
Clubmark is the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards. Only clubs that are affiliated to a Sport England recognised NGB can gain Clubmark accreditation.
Club Development Officer at the Cornwall Sports Partnership, Natasha Howard, says: "Being able to offer clubs this level of support through the Clubmark scheme is fantastic. It gives us the chance to make a real difference in the county by helping clubs to improve their sport, and to make sure that their members all receive the security and benefits that being an accredited club offers."For further information about Clubmark click here