Club Mark


The Sport England and ECB Club Accreditation Scheme

ClubMark is the development and accreditation scheme, developed by Sport England, with the national governing bodies of Sport, to recognise and accredit Clubs that are committed to providing a safe, effective and child-friendly environment for children and young people.

ClubMark has criteria in the following categories

a)Duty of Care and Child Protection (eg Child Protection training and 1st Aid access)

b)Coaching and Competition (eg qualified Coaches, competitive teams)

c)Sports Equity and Ethics (eg open constitution and codes of conduct)

d)Club Management (eg insurance cover, affiliation to YCA, Junior development schemes and sections)

In Cricket, ClubMark will provide the core standards which all Clubs will be supported to achieve.


The YCB is running pilot schemes in the first 6 months of 2003 with each YCDO piloting three/four Clubs in their areas through to completing the ClubMark criteria. The Clubs selected vary from small village ones to inner city and town clubs.

The need is to manage the work-load of the YCDOs in the first instance and to gain valuable experience in how to progress Clubmark accreditation for all types of Clubs so that when Clubs in general come on-line, the help to them can be efficiently managed.

Clubs, other than the Pilot Clubs, should be reviewing their position in the next few months.


Full details are now available from the YCDOs and application procedures have been sent to Clubs and are available from the YCDOs


The YCB circulated a summary document to all Clubs early in 2003. Copies of this summary are still available from the YCB Office on 0113-203-3610 or via
Howard Clayton