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Clubmark is an accreditation scheme run by Sport England which sets the standard for all quality sports clubs in England. It recognises high standards of safety, fairness, coaching and management. Sport England aims to help build a safer, stronger and more successful national sports club infrastructure.

A club that has been awarded Clubmark has demonstrated awareness of child protection and safety, quality coaching, equal opportunities and good management. Clubs that apply receive help and support from British Rowing to achieve and maintain higher standards.

Clubs awarded Clubmark can be proud of what they have achieved. Clubmark is the national standard for quality sports clubs and more and more governing bodies of sport are adopting the scheme. Sport England is working with sports organisations, County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) and local authorities to encourage more clubs to raise standards and join.

The scheme does not simply set criteria for clubs, it provides the information and support they need to meet recognised standards of good practice.

Any club considering applying for Clubmark status should contact their British Rowing Liaison Officer. If they then decide to proceed, BR will register the club as ‘working towards’ and it will have up to one year from the date of registration to attain accredited status. Clubs will also be supported by their CSP, who will be well versed in the current requirements.

Clubs who are looking for re-accreditation may require the self-assessment forms attached below.

Check our list of Clubmark accredited clubs to see which British Rowing clubs have achieved Clubmark.

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