Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of our work to support the sporting infrastructure in England.
The Clubmark accreditation scheme is fully integrated with Safe Hands, the ECB’s welfare of young people in cricket policy.
As part of our commitment and adherence to the Clubmark initiative, we publish our club development plan annually. See the latest version our 5 year plan and annual progress here
How is Clubmark status achieved?
Clubs must meet minimum criteria in the following categories:
-Coaching and competition
-Sports equity and ethics
Hampton Wick Royal was awarded Clubmark status in 2009 which was re accredited in 2019
Why is Clubmark important?
As well as ensuring that the latest child protection standards are being met, each club that gains accreditation will:
-Be better organised as a club
-Be networked into local and national sports organisations that can provide further support to Clubmark clubs
-Be promoted in their local community and on a national database
-Be better placed to succeed in any future funding applications