Introduction to Clubmark
The British Judo Association (BJA) Clubmark Award has been produced in line with Sport England’s Clubmark criteria that provides a framework for clubs within the community that are providing opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport.
The BJA Clubmark Award focuses on key areas of development which are fundamental to creating and maintain quality, safe, effective and child friendly environments for young people in Judo. Clubs are required to evidence within a portfolio minimum standards across the following areas:
- coaches and volunteers
- community development
- the playing programme
Included within the above is the requirement for each Judo club to have in place a one year club action plan. This should clearly outline what the club does, how it does it and how it wants to develop in the future. It underpins everything that the club has in place to ensure a safe and quality environment for young people.
The BJA regards Clubmark as a important kitemark for all Judo clubs, providing activities for young people, to achieve.