Clubmark is built around a set of core criteria which makes sure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted operating standards.
Sport England recognises and values the commitments made by a sports clubs to develop high quality and welcoming environments for young members. Being a Clubmark accredited club means you:
- Have high standards of welfare
- Suitable management structure
- Provide the right environment for coaches, members, volunteers and visitors
- Encourage the local community to play sport
Clubmark is endorsed by all the main sporting, youth and educational agencies that deliver the opportunity for young people at clubs with quality assured junior sections.
A club is accredited via either its licensed National Governing Body or County Sports Partnership and must be affiliated to the relevant Sport England recognised National Governing Body in order to be accredited.
To become a Clubmark accredited club contact County Durham Sport who will provide support on how and where to get started.