K Sports (Cobdown) HC gains England Hockey ClubMark Accreditation

K Sports (Cobdown) HC has become one of the first clubs in the country, to achieve the revised club accreditation – England Hockey Clubmark. It is a great achievement and a huge step forward in the development and growth of the Club. This also sees the completion of one of our key, five year development plan goals!

Achieving England Hockey Clubmark is an important step in ensuring our club operates to a set of core criteria and has good practices in place to ensure that we can deliver quality hockey in a sustainable and vibrant club environment.

What are the benefits of achieving ClubMark?

  • The development of clear goals and objectives can be communicated to all Club members and the wider community. This highlights our Club’s focus and ambition for the future and provides a solid foundation for our growth
  • The analysis of the current workforce ensures all training is up to date and the Club is operating at its best
  • Adopting more organised systems and structures will help the Club run more efficiently and effectively
  • Addressing issues such as equality and child protection should increase parents confidence when choosing the correct Club for their child and can be assured that their children belong to a safer Club
  • Updating policies, training and systems shows confidence and increased productivity. This in turn attracts schools and local authorities that must ensure quality and child friendly systems and procedures
  • ClubMark will assist us to have strategies for recruitment of new members and by striving to achieve higher standards means we are more likely to attract more members and build a sustainable future
  • Some leisure operators and local authorities may give priority and at times discount to ClubMark accredited Clubs
  • ClubMark provides recognition for high quality Clubs
  • Members can be sure our club is a well-managed Club, striving to offer the best in coaching and sports development
  • England Hockey ClubMark is designed to be a minimum operating standard for clubs to achieve to ensure they are functioning properly. It is a tool for clubs to check that they have the basics in place.

More detail on ClubMark can be found via the following document: Clubmark Welcome Presentation