Matt Hudd Martial Arts is proud to have been awarded Sport England’s Clubmark, which is awarded to clubs by their NGB (National Governing Body) when the club is able to demonstrate that it meets the NGBs criteria as to the activity programme; equity; knowing your club and its community and club management. Clubmark is an acknowledgement that we take these issues seriously and that we are striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in the sport.
Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of club development it centres around:
• Activity/playing programmes:
This includes, for example, coaching qualifications required, insurance and coach to participant ratios.
• Duty of care and welfare:
Appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies.
• Knowing your club and its community:
This ensures that your club is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain members from your local community.
• Club management:
Which covers issues to do with club and committee structures and the general running of the organisation.
A hardcopy of our Clubmark document is available for you to look at if you wish to do so.
The hard copy also contains all the appendixes.