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.

Key areas of club development

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 & it's 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.