Club Leaders is here to help with the business side of things, providing free training and support to those involved in the day-to-day running of community sport. Resources covering finance, marketing, governance and facility management are available to help your club, no matter what size, as it works towards achieving and/or maintaining Clubmark status.
Congratulations to Energize STW who have been awarded Clubmark Certified Licensing Organisation status.
Energize STW commented:
“We are extremely pleased to now have the Clubmark awarding licence. Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin has such a great network of partners supporting the development of clubs and we look forward to working further with them and more community clubs in the pursuit of Clubmark accreditations.”
Since 2005, with the vouchers that you have collected, you helped Sainsbury’s to donate over £136 million* worth of equipment and experiences to nurseries, schools, groups and clubs. Thank you for donating your vouchers to your local club! Now in its ninth year, Active Kids has gone from strength to strength, with over 51,000 schools, groups and clubs registered. Make sure your organisation is taking part this year and let’s get even more kids active!
Clubmark is now managed by Sport England in-house. This arrangement is for an interim period and will continue until the 31st March 2014 when Clubmark will become part of Club Support, the one stop shop for clubs and volunteers*.
British Cycling’s Go-Ride programme incorporates Sport England’s Clubmark scheme and integrates structured coaching activities and club development into a single, recognisable programme.
With almost 300 clubs (and counting!) signed up to the Go-Ride programme, it is playing a key role in maintaining and increasing participation levels of young people within cycling.
British Universities and College Sports (BUCS) is the National Governing Body for Higher Education in the UK. The aim of BUCS is to “enhance the student experience through sport” which has led to a working partnership with Knight, Kavanagh & Page which manages the Clubmark programme on behalf of Sport England.
On Friday 7th June the new and improved Clubmark website (www.clubmark.org.uk) was launched.
The launch of the new site complements the new branding of the Clubmark programme launched earlier in the year, giving it a fresh look and improved functionality to give a higher level of support for Clubmark clubs.
With the aim of providing information beyond the expectation of the site’s visitors, coupled with the easy to use layout allows the user to find what they are looking for easily and faster.
Sport England has always recognised and valued the commitment made by community sports clubs in developing high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. Since the inception of the Clubmark programme in 2002, it has been available to Junior Sports clubs and empowering parents and carers when choosing a club for their children to participate in sport.
British Aikido Board has rescinded its Clubmark license with immediate effect. This will not affect the status of currently accredited aikido clubs in any way. It does mean that aikido clubs wishing to gain accreditation or reaccredit, need to contact their local county sports partnership (CSP) who, in most instances, will be only too pleased to support a club through the accreditation process (this applies to adult only clubs also).
More local sports fields across the country are to be safeguarded and improved after Sport England announced a 50 per cent boost to its Protecting Playing Fields Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund.
The £5 million increase, made possible by strong sales of National Lottery tickets, is in response to huge demand for the programme from sports clubs and other local groups.