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Want to become a Clubmark NI Accredited Club?
Northern Ireland’s quality standard for junior sports clubs.
Sport Northern Ireland works with a range of governing bodies of sport and Local Authorities to deliver this junior sports club accreditation programme. The programme aims to identify, develop, accredit and recognise high quality junior sports clubs and the contribution that they make to the development of sport in Northern Ireland.
Sport Northern Ireland value this essential and significant role that sports clubs play in the development of sport, they provide outlets for participation, while also providing quality environments for talented young athletes to develop. The competitive opportunities offered by clubs are yet another key opportunity for participation and development.
View a video of some of our Sports Institute athletes talking about their experiences of their clubs -
Junior sports clubs can achieve Clubmark NI accredited status by meeting minimum operating standards in the areas of:
- Effective Management;
- Quality Coaching; and
- Competition Safety in Sport.
Download the Clubmark NI Minimum Operating Standards (PDF 193KB).
Clubmark NI is available through governing body and Regional Consortia endorsed schemes. These organisations will offer support and guidance which is supplemented by the information available to clubs on this website.