The Berkshire based Clubmark accredited Pinewood Judo Club in Wokingham was one of the first to be awarded the ‘Gold Standard’, an achievement in which the club is proud of and has continued the effort to grow not only their club but awareness and participation in Judo as a sport.
Clubmark accredited Knowle Golf Club is a thriving club in the Bristol area. Over the last 12 years the club has developed a vibrant girls section, growing from one girl at the beginning to the current level of 26, in addition, there are a number of non-member girls who attend and join in club nights and informal events.
The success of the programme is down to a combination of a wide range of activities that, when brought together provide the environment in which the young girls can flourish, are supported and actively encouraged to stay involved in the sport.
The Bury Bombers wheelchair basketball club has made history by becoming the first in Britain to be awarded the Bespoke Clubmark from national governing body British Wheelchair Basketball, the nation’s first disability sport organisation to be able to offer its clubs this signal of quality assurance.
North Somerset based Tickenham is a public nine-hole golf club, operated by husband and wife team Andrew and Sarah Sutcliffe.
They have consistently offered opportunities for people to take up the sport and in particular have enjoyed great success in obtaining funding to support this from a range of sources.
Wiltshire based badminton outfit Dorcan Juniors are continuing to develop thanks to high quality work in various areas.
Dorcan have been successful with various grant applications including awards from the Swindon Sports Forum and the Torch Trophy Trust.
The Somerset based outfit, which runs both senior and junior teams, was forced to split training sessions due to restricted space at its facilities. It needed to step up its communication efforts to ensure all members were aware of these changes and had access to the latest information.
After initially creating a website using one of the many free services available online, the club felt this had too many limitations and was even hacked on one occasion!
Last month the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced a rise in people taking up the game, via membership of its registered places to play. According to the Roehampton based organisation, participation at these venues has grown by over 60,000 people.
The LTA says there are now 576,608 tennis members at clubs and other places to play which is up from 516,324 in the previous year and represents a 12 per cent increase.
Sportism is a sports and leisure group set up for children between the ages of 4 and 12 who have high functioning autism/Asperger's in Trafford, Greater Manchester.
Formed in 1972 Colne Badminton Club has enjoyed many successes over the years never failing to take part in the local Leagues and its 50-strong member base has seen several members progress to Lancashire teams and feature in the top 16 of England players.
The Club has always maintained a lively social aspect, and welcomes all junior and senior players of club standard to play.
Prior to achieving Clubmark the Club was struggling with declining membership numbers and financial difficulties.
West Suffolk Swimming Club formed in 1998 from the merger of two local swimming clubs and is on its way to becoming one of the largest competitive swimming clubs in East Anglia.
The club prides itself on putting its swimmers first and with some 270 swimming members it looks to provide an inclusive experience catering for those starting out in competition to those competing at national level.
Although the club has had a small senior disability squad for a number of years, it wished to increase its size and to attract new disability swimmers to join.