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
The Clubmark accreditation process is now online and can be found on the Club Matters website.
To start your Clubmark accreditation, follow these simple steps:
■ Create an account with Club Matters
■ Check to make sure your Club is eligible
■ Start your online application form