Club Mark Status Achieved

Prestigious Award From Sport England

   

Vale Royal Athletic Club was officially presented with the Club Mark Status in October 2005 by the North West Regional Coordinator for Athletics; Michael Hunt.

The club appointed two members, Harry Evans and Neil Templeman to analyse systems in place at the club for the safety of athletes and to suggest improvements to ensure that the club is a safe, effective child friendly club.

Vale Royal Athletic Club are now an accredited Club Mark Athletic Club and will be eligible for further funding due to the fact the club have successfully completed the charter mark scheme.

Club Mark Status proves that the club has protocols and strategies in place to allow athletes to participate in athletics safely in a child friendly environment under structured supervision

The Club had to demonstrate nearly a hundred competencies via a file and a visit by two independent assessors who assessed the club

The competencies were listed under four main headings

1)  Child Protection
2)  Competition
3)  Coaching
4)  Club Management

The Club successfully renewed its Clubmark accreditation in June 2009, valid through to 2012.
Sarah Friday of England Athletics
North West Region attended the training session at Knights Grange on Tuesday 16th June to present the certificate.

CLUB MARK IS AN ONGOING PROCESS AND WILL CONTINUE TO
EVOLVE OVER THE FOLLOWING YEARS AS PART OF THE CONTINUOUS PROCESS