Club Mark NIClub Mark is a prestigious quality standard for sports clubs and RNIYC was delighted to become a Club Mark Club in 2017. The award recognises the Club in the following areas:

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.

Quality Coaching & 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.

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.

Further information on Club Mark, what it means, and why RNIYC is delighted to have achieved it can be found at the Sports NI website.