Clubmark is an initiative that provides a ‘kitemark’ of quality for sports clubs. Its purpose is to identify and acknowledge those clubs that have shown that they are properly and efficiently managed, that provide a safe environment for young and vulnerable players to learn and enjoy their sport, and that ensure high standard of equality and ethics towards all members.
Clubs with Clubmark status are therefore nationally recognised as being run in a safe, effective and child-friendly manner.
The Clubmark accreditation scheme was originally administered by Sport England. As of 2020, it has been administered for cricket by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Clubmark is integrated with Safe Hands, the ECB’s welfare of young people in cricket policy.
How is Clubmark status achieved?
Clubs must meet minimum criteria in the following categories:
- child protection
- coaching and competition
- sports equity and ethics
- club management.
Streatham & Marlborough CC was awarded Clubmark status in September 2009 which was reaccredited in November 2012, November 2015, October 2018 and July 2022.
If you would like confirmation of our status, please contact Surrey Cricked Foundation.
Why is Clubmark important?
As well as ensuring that the latest child protection standards are being met, each club that gains accreditation will:
- be better organised as a club
- be networked into local and national sports organisations that can provide further support to Clubmark clubs
- be promoted in their local community and on a national database
- be better placed to succeed in any future funding applications.