13.Jul.12 Spenborough & District AC receive Clubmark
Spenborough & District AC were presented with their Club accreditation certificate by local Club and Coach Support Officer (CCSO) Lucy Archer.
The Club Accreditation scheme is the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs and is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards. You can read more about Clubmark in our Clubs section.
Marjorie Bain, Vice Chair of the club, said: "The club is delighted to have been successful in achieving club accreditation, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteer coaches and committee members. We are now looking forward to moving forward and developing the club so that more young athletes in the district can benefit from good quality training and regular competitive events."
Lucy Archer the CCSO who supports the club added, “Meg Simpson (Chair), Marjorie and other key members at the club have worked extremely hard for the accreditation, and this has shown in the presentation of the evidence file, and also when talking to members of the club. This is a well deserved Award.”
It's often due to volunteers within a club that ensures tey run smoothly. Sheila Bolland (pictured) won her region's England Athletics Services to Officiating award in 2009. Do you have someone in your club who deserves rewarding? Why not nominate them for the 2012 awards? For more information go to www.englandathletics.org/awards-2012
Pictured are: Sheila Bolland (club volunteer), Lucy Archer (CCSO),
Marjorie Bain (Vice Chair)
Northern Power Grid / CE Electric UK – the company that owns and operates the electricity distribution networks in Yorkshire, northern Lincolnshire and the North-east - is proud to support England Athletics through its corporate sponsorship programme.
John Barnett, Head of Customer Operations, said: “There’s nothing more important to us than giving something back to the communities that we serve. The England Athletics programme gives young people the chance to keep fit and have fun, whilst offering some of the region’s most promising young athletes the best possible start in their sporting careers.”
You can visit their England Athletics micro-site, which includes interviews with some of the region’s young athletes, training plans and a body mass index (BMI) calculator, by visiting athletics.northernpowergrid.com/page/index.cfm
The company also uses the England Athletics programme to promote its life-saving electrical safety campaign “Stay Away: Stay Alive”, which teaches children and young people to recognise danger of death signs and electrical hazards. You can access electrical safety-themed games and activities by following the “Fusebox” and “Crucial Crew” links on the company’s website.