Sport Northern Ireland is inviting local sports clubs to register online for its Clubmark NI accreditation scheme.
The Clubmark NI scheme provides accreditation to clubs which demonstrate minimum operating standards in the areas of coaching, management, safety, community engagement and safeguarding. Over ninety local sports clubs currently hold Clubmark NI status, helping them to be recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
Sport Northern Ireland has now launched a new online portal for the scheme, streamlining the process for clubs who wish to gain accreditation.
Launching the new Clubmark NI, Sport NI Chair George Lucas said:
“Sport Northern Ireland values the essential and significant role that sports clubs, volunteers, coaches and officials play in the development of sport, from providing outlets for participation through to competitive opportunities. Clubmark NI is about helping clubs work towards and achieve recognition for their hard work and dedication in creating a positive and safe environment that ensures the welfare of members. It also helps parents and carers to have confidence in choosing the right club for their young people. Sport Northern Ireland, together with our delivery partners, looks forward to working with clubs as they embark on the process towards gaining Clubmark NI accreditation, and I would encourage clubs to register online through the Sport Northern Ireland website.”
Clubmark NI is delivered in partnership with the eleven local authorities and twenty-two governing bodies of sport, who will guide and support registered clubs through the process towards accreditation.
Sports clubs can gain more information on the Clubmark NI, and register for the scheme, via the Sport NI website www.sportni.net/clubmarkni