Tuesday 25th of
February was a special night for 21 clubs when they were awarded with the Junior
The Junior Clubmark Scheme
was launched in February 1999, by the Sports Council for Northern Ireland, with
the aim of providing a quality assurance scheme for sports clubs, who are
providing opportunities for young people to participate in sport.
The Scheme challenges sports
clubs to meet a number of criteria relating to the following areas:
and duration of coaching sessions;
-the profile of coaches;
-the care and development of young people.
to the Clubmark Award Scheme is child protection and the need for all clubs,
regardless of their size to protect both the young people in their care and
volunteers, who are giving time to the club.
The Scheme is also concerned about ensuring quality sporting
opportunities for all young people regardless of their ability.
are two Award levels within the Junior Clubmark Scheme – Clubmark and Goldclub.
Currently there are 56 clubs who have been accredited with either the Junior
Clubmark or the Junior Goldclub award.