Once clubs have registered to the go-ride programme they can then start the journey to becoming clubmark accredited.
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
The process can take anything from a few hours to a few months. Many clubs have found the process easier than others as their committees have got behind the scheme & changed club policies to ensure they are compliant with the clubmark requirements.
A number of newly formed clubs have also used the templates to help them form the structure of the club ensuring all policies and procedures are in place for a happy, safe & successful club to flourish.
Clubs wishing to embark on the clubmark accreditation should firstly contact their development officer who can help along every step of the way.
Before downloading the Go-Ride Clubmark Accreditation Pack or any of the templates, you should contact your local development officer who will be able to assess the suitability of your club for the Go-Ride Programme and will offer you support and guidance in developing your club.
Go-Ride Clubmark Templates
The following templates are taken from the British Cycling Go-Ride Clubmark accreditation pack and are designed to make the accreditation process as straightforward as possible.
Duty of Care and Child Protection Templates:
Coaching and Competition Templates:
Sports Equity and Ethics Templates:
Club Management Templates:
To access the Clubmark Reaccreditation Criteria please click here.