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Club Accreditation

Quality Mark is British Canoeing’s Kite Mark for canoe clubs. The achievement of this standard also meets the criteria specified in Club Mark, Sport England’s cross sport accreditation scheme. This demonstrates best practice in the running and management of sports clubs and is recognised throughout England. On achieving this standard your club will be accredited with both awards. 

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Clubmark & Quality Mark for Clubs

We wrote to all accredited clubs last year to inform them that we would be revising our canoeing specific accreditation scheme, Quality Mark /Clubmark/ Paddle-Ability Top Club. Sport England, through Sport Structures who now administer Clubmark, are midway through their review and therefore we are waiting for the review of Clubmark to conclude before we realign Quality Mark/ Paddle-Ability Top Club to the agreed criteria set by Sport England.

We really appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter and we look forward to updating you in the late summer 2018 with news from the Clubmark review.

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If you have any questions please contact your Area Development Officer (ADO) who will be pleased to help. 

James Hinves james.hinves@britishcanoeing.org.uk  South & South West Regions

Russ Smith russell.smith@britishcanoeing.org.uk London, East & South East Regions

Phil Scowcroft phil.scowcroft@britishcanoeing.org.uk East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, North West, North East and Cumbria Regions

An update from British Canoeing

Clubmark & Quality Mark for Clubs

We wrote to all accredited clubs last year to inform them that we would be revising our canoeing specific accreditation scheme, Quality Mark /Clubmark/ Paddle-Ability Top Club. Sport England, through Sport Structures who now administer Clubmark, are midway through their review and therefore we are waiting for the review of Clubmark to conclude before we realign Quality Mark/ Paddle-Ability Top Club to the agreed criteria set by Sport England.

We really appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter and we look forward to updating you in the late summer 2018 with news from the Clubmark review.

If you have any questions please contact your Area Development Officer (ADO) who will be pleased to help. 

James Hinves james.hinves@britishcanoeing.org.uk  South & South West Regions

Russ Smith russell.smith@britishcanoeing.org.uk London, East & South East Regions

Phil Scowcroft phil.scowcroft@britishcanoeing.org.uk East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, North West, North East and Cumbria Regions

Accreditation brings many benefits. It highlights the quality of your club activities and the way it is run. Your club can achieve accreditation for different aspects of activity: -

• British Canoeing Quality Mark/ Club Mark – first class activities and club Management
• Paddle-Ability Club – Opportunities for disabled people in paddlesport

1.  British Canoeing Quality Mark

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Details of the benefits to your club, the accreditation process and how to get started can be found below.

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2.     Guidance and Assessment Criteria

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The assessment criteria relate to 12 different areas of your clubs activity grouped under 4 sections: -

  • Activity programme
  • Welfare and equity
  • Promotion and engagement with your community
  • Club management

Guidance on what you need to do and what will be assessed can be found below.

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3.     Paddle-Ability Club

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Clubs can seek further accreditation which helps recognise and promote themselves as a place that offers quality opportunities for disabled people.  For more information please click here.

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