Hockey Ireland Club Mark Programme


Clubmark has undergone a review and revamp for 2021 with the aim to make the programme more inviting and supportive for our clubs to get involved in.


Hockey Ireland Club Mark is the National Governing Bodies Club Accreditation Programme. The Accreditation process is divided into three levels – BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD – with each of these levels focusing on 4 Key areas:

  • Effective Club Management  
  • Quality Coaching and Competition 
  • Creating a Safe Environment 
  • Safeguarding Members

For each of these levels of accreditation Hockey Ireland provides a toolkit with guidance, resources and support to build stronger clubs. The aim of Clubmark is to support, recognise and reward hockey clubs that want to achieve the highest of club standards.  

The Hockey Ireland Clubmark is a programme 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.
  • Provide and development 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 your club such as governance and safeguarding.

Accreditation levels

Hockey Ireland’s new revamped Club Mark Programme accreditation has been divided into three levels to offer the opportunity to all clubs to achieve a quality standard in the areas that are achievable to their club. While we would encourage all clubs to progress through the levels and aim to achieve Club Mark Gold it has been acknowledged that a level system where clubs can progress as their administration, management and volunteer support allows provides the best opportunities for our clubs.

BRONZE – launched 24th May 2021

Clubmark Bronze is the first level to launch alongside all the resources, guidance and support required to complete the accreditation. Our online form offers clubs the chance to step away from folders of paperwork that was previously required for Hockey Ireland Club Mark. The Bronze accreditation does not require a site visit which is required for Silver and Gold will so it provides clubs the ideal opportunity to step onto the Club Mark Accreditation Ladder in the off season or under Covid19 restrictions as well as during the regular playing season. Clubs who achieve Club Mark Bronze will be awarded a Framed Certificate and the Bronze Club Mark logo for their website.

Hockey Ireland Bronze Club Mark Accreditation application form

To view the full Bronze Club Mark Accreditation form in PDF format to see what is involved click HERE

Clubmark Bronze Guide

Clubmark Bronze Toolkit


SILVER – coming 2022


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.

Who can apply?

Club Mark Accreditation is open for registration from any Hockey Ireland Affiliated Club beginning at Bronze level.

How do we get started?

Step 1. Following Committee agreement to apply for the Programme, appoint a Clubmark Coordinator and committee to begin the process by completing the online application.

Step 2. Contact the relevant Regional Development Officer (details below) for any further support and/or discuss the programme

Hockey Ireland Development Team 

Sue Haslam National Development Manager 083 1007105
Sarah Murtagh Regional Development Manager (Munster) 086 7869878
Kenny Carroll Regional Development Officer (Leinster) 087 2757486
Christine O Shea Regional Development Officer (Connacht) in partnership with NUIG