Club Mark

Lower Wharfe Canoe Club are pleased to qualify for the Clubmark Award and the British Canoeing Quality Mark

Our Related documents are on the Documents sub page


Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of club development it centres around:

  • Activity/playing programmes – this includes, for example, coaching qualifications required, insurance and coach to participant ratios
  • Duty of care and welfare – appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies
  • Knowing your club and its community – this ensures that your club is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain members from your local community
  • Club management – which covers issues to do with club and committee structures and the general running of the organisation

For more detail see

Lower Wharfe Canoe Club are also a British Canoeing Quality Mark Club which is British Canoeing’s Kite Mark for canoe clubs.


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