National governing bodies
Only clubs that are affiliated to a Sport England recognised national governing body (NGB) can gain Clubmark accreditation.
Currently 33 national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) are licensed to award Clubmark. These cover a diverse array of sports from ball games such as cricket and rugby to watersports like canoeing and rowing.
The accreditation scheme for football clubs, Charter Standard, is now aligned and fully integrated with Clubmark and hence the Football Association is recognised as a licensed organisation. See FAQs for more details.
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All organisations involved in accrediting Clubmark clubs are subject to a licensing process. The licence is designed to ensure that all such organisations involved work to a minimum operating framework and can prove it. The licence is renewed every two years to ensure that minimum operating standards agreed are met by all Clubmark sports and best practice in quality standards is reflected.
A NEW Licence Agreement has been developed to formalise the process undertaken to achieve the award and document ongoing conditions for both parties.
All licensed organisations can now promote their status with the new Clubmark Licensed Organisation logo, developed to help differentiate them from clubs and help signpost interested clubs to recognised licensing bodies.
Clubs are not disadvantaged simply because their NGB is not licensed... more