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Belfast Clubmark

Belfast Clubmark is our quality accreditation scheme for sports clubs which supports clubs to become best practice sports clubs. We support, assess and accredit clubs with the award which is facilitated by us in partnership with SportNI.

Clubmark has changed to become an accreditation for:

  • Junior only club accreditation (clubs that have members under 18)
  • Senior and Junior accreditation
  • Senior only accreditation (clubs must have no persons aged under 18)

Clubmark accreditation is based on:

  • Effective management
  • Community engagement
  • Quality coaching and competition
  • Creating a safe environment
  • Safeguarding members

How to take part

Signing up to Belfast Clubmark is easy.

  • Register at the Sport NI website  
  • You’ll receive an accreditation pack.
  • We’ll meet with you to discuss what the accreditation process involves.
  • Your club submits portfolio for assessment to us.
  • We’ll assess your club and accredit it to the appropriate level, depending on whether the club passes or fails.
  • A letter is sent to your club informing you of your accreditation status.
  • Your club receives a review of its accreditation every 12 months.
  • A full renewal is needed after three years.

Benefits

Benefits of the Belfast Clubmark programme include:

  • support and guidance for your club
  • potential to increase your membership and raise the club's profile
  • club development opportunities
  • development opportunities for coaches, administrators and volunteers
  • discounted courses as part of our coach education scheme
  • information and funding (£500, £750 and £1000 grants) from our Support for Sport grant scheme, and
  • out-of-hours access to our leisure centres.

Silver and Gold accreditation

If your club has gained a Clubmark accreditation you may qualify for and additional levels. 

There are Silver and Gold accreditation levels available which reward clubs for additional measures of club development such as effective management and safeguarding and coaching.

  • Silver level accredited clubs receive a £750 grant for club development.
  • Gold level accredited clubs receive a £1000 grant for club development. (note only one grant per 12 month period)

Email us on leisure@belfastcity.gov.uk to find out more about these additional levels.

Search for a club

The following clubs have received Clubmark awards.

 

ClubSportAreaLevelDateContact
Castlereagh ABCBoxingEast BelfastBronze1 Mar 2012Castlereagh ABC
East Belfast

castlereaghabc@hotmail.co.uk
Dockers Amateur Boxing ClubBoxingWest BelfastBronze1 Feb 2012Dockers Amateur Boxing Club
West Belfast
Lámh DheargGaelic footballWest BelfastGold1 Nov 2011Lámh Dhearg
West Belfast
www.lamhdheargclg.com
Cathal BrughaWater poloWest BelfastGold1 Nov 2011Cathal Brugha
West Belfast
www.cathalbrughawaterpolo.com
Holy Family and Golden GlovesBoxingNorth BelfastBronze1 Oct 2011Holy Family and Golden Gloves
North Belfast
holyfamilygg.btck.co.uk/
Andersonstown Tigers Basketball ClubBasketballWest BelfastGold1 Oct 2011Andersonstown Tigers Basketball Club
West Belfast

atownball@hotmail.co.uk
https://andersonstowntigers.teamapp.com/
Leander Swimming ClubSwimmingEast BelfastSilver1 Jul 2011Leander Swimming Club
East Belfast
Solway Stars FCFootballEast BelfastBronze1 May 2011Solway Stars FC
East Belfast

solwaystarsfc@hotmail.com
Northern Ireland Youth Climbing TeamAthleticsSouth BelfastSilver1 May 2011Northern Ireland Youth Climbing Team
South Belfast
Loughside Football ClubSoccerNorth BelfastBronze1 May 2011Loughside Football Club
North Belfast
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Amateur-Sports-Team/Loughside-FC-359006480971611/
City of BelfastSwimmingNorth BelfastGold1 May 2011City of Belfast
North Belfast
swimbelfast.com/
North Belfast HarriersAthleticsNorth BelfastGold1 Mar 2011North Belfast Harriers
North Belfast
www.northbelfastharriers.com
Windsor Lawn TennisTennisSouth BelfastSilver1 Jan 2011Windsor Lawn Tennis
South Belfast

reception@windsortennis.co.uk
www.windsortennis.co.uk
Cairnlodge Amateur Boxing ClubBoxingWest BelfastGold1 Jan 2011Cairnlodge Amateur Boxing Club
West Belfast
Kookateki Judo ClubJudoNorth BelfastGold1 Dec 2010Kookateki Judo Club
North Belfast
www.kookatekijudoclub.co.uk
Grosvenor Fencing ClubFencingEast BelfastGold1 Jul 2010Grosvenor Fencing Club
East Belfast
Queen's BasketballBasketballSouth BelfastGold1 May 2010Queen's Basketball
South Belfast
https://www.queensbasketball.org.uk/
St Oliver Plunketts FCSoccerWest BelfastBronze1 Apr 2010St Oliver Plunketts FC
West Belfast
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