What is Club Mark?
Glasgow Sport's Clubmark is a club development scheme.
It aims to recognise, reward and accredit sports clubs in Glasgow that are fully committed to providing their members with a safe, effective, inclusive and fun environment for all, but especially children and young people.
Clubmark therefore is a stamp of quality for any club to demonstrate they have reached a particular standard. A Clubmark club is a club that has achieved the minimum requirements within each of the following 5 sections:
- Sports Equity and Ethics
- Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Duty of Care
- Club Management
- Club Development and Junior Pathways and
- Coaching, Coaches and Officials
Each of the five sections are developed across three levels of accreditation. These three levels include:
- Get Active (Safe): this is the 1st level of Clubmark and sets the minimum standards of operation, like that of child protection and First Aid. The aim is for clubs to have the tools to provide a safe environment for young people to enjoy sport at.
- Be Active (Inclusive): this is the 2nd level of Clubmark. Clubs have to show evidence of having good procedures in place for the management of their club, with the main focus on the growth of the club to be more inclusive.
- Stay Active (Effective): this is the final level of Clubmark accreditation. Within this level the main focus is on volunteer development, management and club development. Clubs are asked to produce action plans to ensure they are planning ahead for the future of their club.