The Larches and Savick Boxing Club has received Sport England’s Clubmark Accreditation.
This prestigeous award shows that the club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
As an accredited club, The Larches and Savick Boxing Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right club for their young people.
Joe Kilshaw, Chairman of the Boxing Club said, “This award reflects we are a good club open for everyone whether it is to box or just keep fit. This is all down to our coaches and volunteers who give so much of their time making this a well run club.”
Mark Jewell, the Deputy Child Welfare Officer added, “we have demonstrated that we have robust policies and practices around our duty of care to everyone who uses the club. These policies can be viewed on our website.”
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.