By Webmaster for Clubmark Officer - 07 December 2009
Please find the credit for Trafford Aikido Club at the bottom, So well done to another Aikido Club achieving Clubmark.
Clubmark newsletter - December 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
Note from the Editor
Did you know...
Summary of accredited clubs
Active Kids... Accredited Clubs
As the year draws to a close, what a great opportunity to celebrate the success of Clubmark in 2009 as well as take a peak into what 2010 will bring.
Congratulations to the latest CSPs to become licensed, the PRO-ACTIVE London Partnerships, taking the total number of organisations licensed to accredit Clubmark over the big 50 mark!
And, we are pleased to announce the launch of a fantastic new benefit for Clubmark clubs. Sport England and Sainsbury's have got together to give Clubmark accredited clubs the opportunity to take part in, and benefit from, the Active Kids scheme. Read the article below to find out how 2010 will be a great year for Clubmark clubs.
With an accumulation of 5,636 Clubmark clubs and 4,410 working towards, everyone involved deserves a huge pat on the back for their contribution.
Best wishes for the festive season and looking forward to even greater successes next year!
A coordinated approach across the capital
Sport England awards Clubmark licences to the PRO-ACTIVE London Sports Partnerships.
Taking the total number of licensed organisations to 52, another five county sports partnerships are now licensed to accredit Clubmark.
Following the hard work and dedication of volunteers from the three Rugby Union clubs in Tameside, supported by the Tameside Rugby Union Development Group, all now hold the Rugby Football Unions (RFU) Seal of Approval accreditation (Clubmark).
A number of sports such as rugby and golf are now expanding on Clubmark, introducing additional criteria and support which will enable clubs to continue to develop new programmes and provide increased quality of opportunity to both junior and adult participants alike.
Golf Clubs go to the top of the class! - In this piece, the NGB for golf reports on the success of High Achievers, which allows clubs to continue to use the accreditation as a development tool and continue to improve their services and opportunities to young people taking part in sport.
Sealing the whole deal - RUGBY CLUBS in England are embracing the need to develop across the board and 14 have now achieved Whole Club Seal of Approval. Eight of them had their awards presented to them at the Investec Challenge Series, pitch side at Twickenham, by the RFU president Mr John Owen.
Rotherham Junior Water Polo Club shows how by working in partnership with other clubs and local agencies can help not only with the accreditation process but also lead to other benefits, both financial and otherwise.
Joanne is Chairman of Modernian Swimming Club based in Bedford. Catering for all ages and abilities, its primary aim is to ensure each individual reaches their maximum potential in competitive swimming.
Alan Williams is Chairman of Northwest swimming club - Wallasey Swimming Club. He has been involved with the club since 1955 when Alan joined as a 7 year old boy, having progressed from lessons at the same pool.
Tom Rock is the chairperson of the Executive Committee of Everton Swimming Association. He first became involved with the Club when his son joined at the age of 6 years. Within a year Tom had volunteered to be the Treasurer - a role he undertook for 12 years.
What is CSP area benchmarking? County Sport Partnership (CSP) benchmarking documents were first produced in 2008 to show the number and distribution of Clubmark accredited and working towards clubs in each CSP area. Feedback indicated that the benchmark findings were very well received, so much so that they are now re-produced on an annual basis.
What does it show? A mixture of maps, graphs and tables are used to indicate the robustness of Clubmark within each CSP area:
Maps - the distribution of Clubmark clubs is mapped at Local Authority level, against two different backgrounds - population density and Indices of Multiple Deprivation.
Tables - showing the numbers of Clubmark clubs at both CSP and local authority levels. These show a CSP's relative performance against other CSPs in the same region, and the levels of Clubmark activity at local authority level.
Graphs - Clubmark accreditation trends - comparing the relevant Sport England region against the national trend and the CSP area against the regional trend of accreditation.
For example, the graphs below show the comparison of the Eastern region set against the national average and how Herts Sports Partnership fares against other CSPs in the region:
What's new for 2009? The tables now include direct comparisons between 2008 and 2009, clearly showing growth trends at both CSP and Local Authority level.
Key headlines Although ‘League tables' of performance at a national level are not included as part of the CSP benchmarking, some interesting facts have been thrown up as a result of the exercise over the period August 2008 to August 2009, not least of which are:
All CSPs have seen impressive increases in Clubmark accreditation, with the nation as a whole seeing an increase of 29% in accredited clubs, year-on-year.
Four of the ‘Top-10' performing CSPs, ranked by highest number of accreditations, are in the North West region. Is this the sporting heartland of the country?
Three of the ‘Top 10 ‘most-improved' CSPs, ranked by increased percentage in accreditations, are in the London region. A consequence of ‘London 2012' gripping the capital?
‘Active Devon' and ‘sportessex' are in both of the above Top-10 lists, indicating both high levels of accreditation and increasing levels of growth. Hats off to both areas!!
Clubmark accreditation has seen good levels of growth over the last 12 months, throughout all nine Sport England regions - a considerable achievement and testament to the support for grass-roots sport at club level, through to local authorities, national governing bodies and county sport partnerships.
Despite whatever impact the UK recession is having, and the jury is still out as to the long-term effects of it on sport, the benchmarking figures suggest there is a growing awareness and confidence that Clubmark accreditation is a positive step for our sports clubs.
These reports will be with each CSP Director before Christmas and can be accessed via the Member's area of the Clubmark website thereafter.
Summary of accredited clubs
Congratulations to all our latest Clubmark clubs
Absolute Health & Fitness, Alcester RFC, Allscott CC, Alvaston & Boulton CC, Angmering-On-Sea Lawn Tennis Cub, Appleby Golf Club, Arundel Lawn Tennis Club, Aston Unity CC, Aylesbury Town CC, Badgemore Park Golf Club, Barkisland CC, Barlaston CC, Barnstaple Aikido Club, Bath Sword Club, Bedford CC, Bellingham Lawn Tennis Club, Berkswell & Balsall Common Tennis Club, Berry Hill RFC, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Goswick) Golf Club, Bexley Lawn Tennis, Squash & Racketball Club, Bickley Park CC, Bill Quay CC, Billingham Synthonia CC, Bishop Sutton Tennis Club, Boldon LTC, Bomere Heath CC, Bondhay Golf & Country Club, Boots HC, Bracknell Lawn Tennis Club, Bradenham CC, Bradshaw CC, Yorks, Brampton Heath Golf Centre, Braunton CC, Bristol Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Bristol West Indians CC, Broadstairs and St Peters LTC, Bromley CC, Brooke CC, Broom @ Ashbrooke HC, Broughton & North Newington CC, Broxbourne CC, Burnham CC, Burnley Lawn Tennis Club, Burnmoor CC, Burnopfield CC, Camvale Tennis Club, Caversham Lawn Tennis Club, Cheltenham Junior Hockey Club, Chesham Bois Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Cheshunt CC, Chesterfield HC, Chipping Sodbury CC, Chobham CC, Cholsey Tennis Club, Cinderford RFC, City Academy Cities Tennis Club, Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Cleckheaton CC, Clifton CC, Beds, Cobham Avorians CC, Codicote Lawn Tennis Club, Coleshill Tennis Club, Coney Hill RFC, Congleton Lawn Tennis Club Limited, Consett & District CC, Cotswold Edge Golf Club, Coventry & N. Warks Tennis Club, Coventry Golf Club, Crawley Cagers, Crawley CC, Sussex, Crawley Cycling Club, Crawley Green Exiles CC, Cromer CC, Cross In Hand LTC, Crowhurst CC, Dacorum and Tring AC, Darlington Cricket Club, Dartfordians CC, Datchet Golf Club, David Lloyd Club Eastbourne, David Lloyd Club Enfield, David Lloyd Club Hatfield, David Lloyd Club Hull, David Lloyd Club Oxford, David Lloyd Westbury, Derby Congregational CC, Diss CC, Doncaster Toll Bar, Downend CC, Downham Town CC, Duffield CC, Dunnington CC, Duston United Tennis Club, Ealing Lawn Tennis Club, Eardisley Tennis Club, Earl Shilton Town CC, East Devon Golf Club, East Molesey CC, East Northants, Eastbourne Community Tennis, Eastgate Club, Easthampstead Golf Club, Easton College Tennis Centre, Elfordleigh Golf Club, Elland ARLFC, Ellenborough AC, Ely City HC, Embsay CC, Enfield Judo Club, Esher CC, Esporta Chiswick Riverside H&RC Club, Esporta Oxfordshire H & R Club, Felling CC, Fleming Park Tennis Centre, Four Oaks Tennis Club, Freshford and District Tennis Club, Frindsbury LTC, Frome Selwood Tennis Club, Furness Golf Club, Grange Lawn Tennis Club, Gravesham Lawn Tennis Club, Great Brickhill CC, Great Horwood CC, Great Missenden LTC, Greenside CC, Guildford CC, Guildfordians RFC, Haddenham Tennis Club, Hadfield St Andrew's CC, Halesowen Tennis Club, Halesworth Golf Club, Hampshire Tennis and Health Club (Esporta), Harberton CC, Harleyford Golf Club, Harrow HC, Haworth Hawks TTC, Hayle CC, Hayle Road Runners, Helston CC, Hexton CC, High Ercall Tennis Club, Hilton CC, Derbys, Hitchin CC, Hollybush Tennis Centre, Horam Tennis Club, Horncastle and District Lawn Tennis Club, Horwich RMI CC, Hull YPI Tennis Club, Huntingdon & District CC, In Gear Youth Development Squad, Ipswich & East Suffolk CC, Kegworth Town CC, Kennington United CC, Surrey, Kes Community Tennis Centre, Kidderminster & Stourport AC, Kidlington Forum TTC, Kings Norton Tennis Club, Kingsholm CC, Kirby Muxloe CC, Kirkby Stephen CC, Kirkby Stephen HC, Leamington & County Golf Club, Leicestershire Lawn Tennis Club, Leighton Buzzard HC, Leverstock Green CC, Lewes AC, Leyland Lawn Tennis Club, Lichfield Lawn Tennis Club, Lincoln CC, Lincoln St Andrews, Lincoln St Andrews Junior, Linton Village CC, Liverpool Pembroke Sefton, Longlevens RFC, Lostock Tennis Club, Loughborough RFC, Louth HC, Ludlow Castle Tennis Club, Luton Town HC, Lymington Tennis, Manchester Tennis Centre, Mansfield Lawn Tennis Club, Marehay CC, Market Drayton Tennis Club, Markland Hill Lawn Tennis Club, Mersham Sports CC, Merstham CC, Mid Sussex Golf Club, Midlands Ski Club, Mikes Tennis Academy Club, Milnrow Tennis Club, Minehead Barbarians RFC, Moorland Lawn Tennis Club, Morley RFC, Morpeth Harriers, Moseley Tennnis Club, Mounts Bay Road Runners, Needingworth CC, Newent CC, Newham and Essex beagles, Newmarket Lawn Tennis Club, Newquay & Par, Normandy CC, North Newton CC, North Notts HC, North Oxford Golf Club, Northallerton Tennis Club, Northumberland Tennis Academy, Norwich City HC, Nottingham Tennis Centre, Notts and Arnold Amateur CC, OD CUACO, Ogbourne Downs Golf Club, Old Dalby CC, Osbaldwick CC, Oxford Sports Lawn Tennis Club, Paddock CC, Pak Shaheen CC, Palmerston Lawn Tennis Club, Papplewick and Linby CC, Pinner Lawn Tennis Club, Pocklington Tennis Club, Port Sunlight LTC, Portchester-Townsend Community TTC, Poynton Sports Club (Tennis Section), Praze CC, Prestbury Village Lawn Tennis Club, Preston CC, Herts, Preston Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Quarry Bank Tennis Club, Queniborough Tennis Club, Ramsbottom TT Academy, Redditch RFC, Reigate Priory AC, Ringmer CC, Ripley CC, Rochdale Company of Archers, Rodway Hill Tennis Centre, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Ryde CC, Ryton RFC, Salesbury CC, Saltash RFC, Saxmundham CC, Seaford & Blatchington Lawn Tennis Club, Shepperton CC, Shepshed Messengers CC, Shi Kon Martial Arts, Silksworth CC, Silloth RFC, Slough CC, Smashers, Smethwick CC, Solent Volleyball Club, South Moor Golf Club, South Nutfield CC, Southport Old Links Golf Club, Southport Trinity CC, Southwater CC, Sphynx Lawn Tennis Club, Sprowston CC, St Albans CC, St Austell Tennis Club, St James Tennis Club, St Mary's TTC Hull, St Peters CC, Brighton, Stansted CC, Stockport, Stockport H&AC, Stocksfield & District Tennis Club, Stoke D'Abernon CC, Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club, Stourbridge Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Streatham & Marlborough CC, Sussex County Lawn Tennis Club, Swaffham CC, Swalwell CC, Tarka Tennis Centre, TENNIStogether Milford Centre, The Lensbury Club, The Mote CC, The Vale Golf & Country Club, Theydon Bois CC, Thornbury Golf Centre, Thorncliffe CC, Thorncliffe City Tennis Club, Tintwistle CC, Totteridge Tennis Club, Trafford Aikido Club, Trowbridge, TT-on-Sea, Tunbridge Wells LTC, United Services (Portsmouth) CC, University of Hertfordshire, Upper Wharfedale CC, Upton ARLFC, Vale Tridents, Vauxhall City Farm, Wakefield HC, Ware CC, Warsash TC, Welton and Brough CC, Yorks, Westleigh HC, Westward Ho! Tennis Club, Whalley Range CC, Whitburn CC, White Hart Lane Lawn Tennis Club, Whitefield CC, Wickersley Old Village CC, Widnes Tennis Academy, Wimbledon Club HC, Wimborne and Colehill CC, Winchester and District AC, Wirral UKTA Taekwon-do School, Woking AC, Woking HC, Wokingham HC, Woodlands CC, Woodredon Equestrian Centre, Woodthorpe Tennis Club, Wortham Tennis Club, Wye LTC, Wymondham Tennis Club, Yatton RFC, York City, Yoxford CC
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