This new section of the Clubmark website shares the stories of a selection of staff and invaluable volunteers that support and develop our Clubmark clubs.
...From inspirational club members that give up their time to establish quality assured junior sections to staff from licensed organisations that recognise the value of Clubmark in developing high quality, welcoming environments for young people.
Alan Pink is the Chairman of Kimberley Swimming Club based in Nottinghamshire. He also coaches and teaches at the club as well as getting dragged into wearing daft costumes at the club's presentation evenings!!
Margaret Nolan is a Partnership Development Manager at runningsports. One of her jobs is to develop products to help run clubs and organisations.
She is in the process of reviewing runningsports' resources and is looking for some examples of how clubs and volunteers are using the runningsports products and in particular what impact they are having in your club and on your volunteers.
Pat Longville is a panel umpire and Secretary for Crosskeys Netball Club. She has played in her local area since 1962 and qualified as an umpire in 1983.
When her former club amalgamated with Crosskeys 10 years ago, Pat helped to set up a very successful Junior Section at the Club.
After attending the "at the Heart of Golf" conference at Newmarket in February 2009, I appreciated the true value that having GolfMark would offer Saffron Walden Golf Club.
Jane Clayton is a founder member, committee member and senior coach of Mallard Fencing Club, Herne Bay, Kent. Mallard Fencing Club evolved some twenty-six years ago from Canterbury Fencing Club, which was then an adult evening class and as such ran only during term times. A group of members, keen to develop fencing and ensure its future in the area decided to form their own club that would be able to operate independently and offer all-year-round fencing to a wider membership, including juniors.
Victoria Humphrey is one of the Junior coaches, joint junior secretary and joint junior treasurer of Hornets netball club based in Bexleyheath in Kent / South East London. She is a very reliable role model involved with amongst other things, membership administration, dealing with correspondence and health and safety.
Paula Hodgson is Honorary Secretary for York City Baths Swimming Club. Her remit includes dealing with correspondence, arranging committee meetings, taking minutes and ensuring the club runs smoothly by communicating effectively to all sections of the club. Prior to being secretary, she held the role of Teaching Co-ordinator on the committee for two years.
Dave Pettifor is the Clubmark Co-ordinator for Nottingham Horseball Club. He has been involved with the Club since 1991 when he founded the Club.
When the Club had the opportunity to work towards achieving Clubmark accreditation, he co-ordinated much of the information for its portfolio and attended workshops with the British Horse Society to help him and others pull it all together.
Jill Burgess is the Welfare Officer at Workington Cricket Club in Cumbria. It is a real community club involving the locals in spectacular Cricket Force days and fundraising for local charities. It has really good school club links and has participated in the ECB's Chance to Shine and Cricket in the Community programmes. Workington Cricket Club was the first club in Cumbria to gain Clubmark Accreditation back in 2003.
Heather Lockwood is the Club Welfare Officer at Tolworth Gymnastics Club, based in Surrey. As part of this role Heather has a liaison responsibility between and amongst coaches, parents and gymnasts. She also is involved in the day-to-day admin of the club.