February 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Clubmark NI clubs tell us that the programme has helped them to develop in the following ways:

  • Adopting more organised structures to help run the club more efficiently and effectively
  • Formalising and implementing procedures and policies
  • Recruiting and developing volunteers
  • Parental appreciation, satisfaction, comfort and confidence
  • A safe environment for children and young people
  • Access to funding and discounted rates for accredited clubs

In addition to the club development benefits of Clubmark NI, specific benefits are linked to many of the endorsed schemes, details of these would be available from your scheme operator. Sport Northern Ireland also provides a range of benefits for all Clubmark NI accredited clubs:

  • One free Sport Northern Ireland coach development workshop for a group of up to 20 coaches. Sport Northern Ireland will deploy a Coach Educator to the club to deliver a coach development workshop (excluding Safeguarding and Designated Officer Workshops)
  • A framed Clubmark NI certificate will be presented to the club upon accreditation and the club will be invited to a presentation event.
  • A large (3m x 1.5m) ‘Clubmark NI Accredited Club’ banner will be provided to the club to promote their status as a Clubmark NI accredited club.
  • The Clubmark NI logo will be made available to all Clubmark NI accredited clubs in an electronic format to allow clubs to add this to their website, letterheads or other club materials.
  • All accredited clubs will be listed on the Sport Northern Ireland Clubmark NI webpage as a Clubmark NI accredited club.

Clubmark NI also provides clubs with expert support and guidance from professional sports development staff and online resources to support your clubs development.