Dublin, Dec 12: Following a review process, Hockey Ireland and Ulster Hockey are pleased to announce the launch of the newly designed ‘Clubmark’ programme.
The coordination between Ulster Hockey and Hockey Ireland ensures that there are common standards across Clubs around Ireland, with the goal being to maintain the standards of the programme while making it as user-friendly as possible for Clubs.
This initial phase sees the ‘Bronze’ level launched, the ‘Silver’ level is due to be announced in early January, with ‘Gold’ to follow before the end of the season.
‘ACHIEVING CLUBMARK SIGNALS THAT YOUR CLUB PROVIDES A QUALITY SPORTING EXPERIENCE, OPEN TO ALL AND DELIVERED IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, ADMINISTERED BY AN EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT COMMITTEE.’ (Sue Haslam, Community and Participation Director, Hockey Ireland)
Clubmark aims to identify, develop, accredit and recognise leading Hockey Clubs and the contribution that they make to the development of the game across the island of Ireland. It values the essential and significant role that Clubs play in the development of hockey, through participation, talent development and community engagement.
Hockey’s Clubmark Programme is designed to provide Clubs with the resources to develop a Club Development Strategy that will:
- Support the Club management and administration to provide the best service to its members
- Develop and deliver new and existing programmes to provide opportunities for members
- Attract new Club members whilst retaining current members
- Guarantee a ‘quality standard’ in specific areas of the Club such as governance and safeguarding
For more information on the programme and how to apply, please click here – https://hockey.ie/my-hockey/clubmark-new/