Ulster Badminton Clubmark

Ulster Badminton’s quality standard for junior sports clubs.

Ulster Badminton and Sport Northern Ireland are working together to deliver this junior sports club accreditation programme. The programme aims to identify, develop, accredit and recognise high quality junior sports clubs and the contribution that they make to the development of sport in Northern Ireland. Sport Northern Ireland value the essential and significant role that sports clubs play in the development of sport. Sports clubs make an impact in sports development by providing outlets for participation, while also providing quality environments for talented young athletes to develop. The competitive opportunities offered by clubs are yet another key opportunity for participation and development. Junior sports clubs can achieve Clubmark accredited status by meeting minimum operating standards in the areas of:

  • Effective Management;
  • Quality Coaching; and
  • Competition Safety in Sport.
Ulster Badminton’s Clubmark award is connected with the Badminton Ireland Club accreditation programme and all Ulster clubs are able to continue their development in the BI programme once Ulster status has been achieved.
Club Support Folders and additional documentation are available by contacting Ryan Prentice on 07894507435 or via email: ryanprentice@ulsterbadminton.com The links below also provide clubs going through the process with example resources that can be used and adapted: Example Constitution Example Equity Policy Ulster Badminton Volunteer Policy Role of Head Coach Role of Assistant Coach Safeguarding Policy Code of Conduct for Children Code of Conduct for Coaches Code of Conduct for Parents Ulster Badminton Risk Assessment Form
Additional support for clubs in the area of child protection can be accessed via this link
Ulster Badminton have also produced a Club Welcome Pack template that clubs can download and personalise that can be given out to club members / potential members detailing the working of the club. This template is available by clicking on the link below: