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Sport NI ClubMark Accreditation

Top Marks for County Antrim Yacht Club

The Club completed the re-accreditation of Clubmark in October 2020. This was signed off by Mary Martin - RYANI Development Officer following a significant amount of activity to convert much of the previous documentation that has been maintained in hardcopy to online documentation. Ultimately a worthwhile activity.

County Antrim Yacht Club (Whitehead) has achieved RYANI ClubMark accreditation. RYANI, Chief Operating Officer Ronnie Browne presented the ClubMark Plaque at the Club's Annual Prizegiving in November 2012.

CAYC was the 2nd Sailing Club in N.Ireland to be awarded.

John and Sheela Lewis attended a SportNI hosted event for all ClubMark accredited Clubs who achieved this key award in 2012 2013. Held at Ravenhill Rugby Ground, there were presentations by Sport NI and VolunteerNow.

ClubMark NI Accreditation

1. Effective Management

This is a key characteristic of a successful sports club. Clubs that are managed effectively are more likely to be successful, characterised by openness and good communication, and compliance with effective and efficient policies and procedures. Well managed clubs understand the importance of creating effective partnerships, will be committed to ongoing development, and will implement measures to ensure that the club will continue to progress and to retain quality standards. Well managed clubs will also effectively manage their volunteers in a manner worthy of the commitment they give to the club.

2. Quality Coaching and Competition

These are central to the success of any sports club. Coaches play a key role in the creation of a suitable environment for coaching and competition, and in the design and delivery of an appropriate coaching programme. Clubs should take their lead from their sport's governing body and should be compliant with their guidelines.

Sport Northern Ireland encourages everyone to Get Active through participation in sport and physical recreation don't let your gender, geography, ability, or age stop you from enjoying all that sport has to offer. For more information on the Get Active programme, click here.

3. Safety in Sport

Sports clubs should have a commitment to provide appropriate and enjoyable sporting activities in safe environments. To ensure that this is the case, considerations and actions to promote safety in sport must be fundamental to all of the activities undertaken by your club. Key safety issues for clubs should include: safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults; codes of conduct; venue and equipment; first aid; accidents; incidents; and medical information.

For more information about Clubmark NI, click on this link.

Last updated 08:41 on 24 May 2022

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