Top Club and ClubMark
In April 2008 Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club achieved Sport England ClubMark accreditation and Canoe England Top Community Club Status. The accreditation was renewed in 2015 and now runs to 2015.
Sport England has developed the ClubMark scheme to allow sports clubs to show that they are well managed and child friendly. It is not granted directly but is tied to equivalent schemes run by the national governing bodies for each sport: in our case the Canoe England Top Club scheme.
Top Club requires the Club to meet criteria set out by Sport England and Canoe England in four categories:
By gaining this accreditation sports clubs can demonstrate to parents that they meet national standards in key areas such as coaching and child protection.
Canoeing the Most Popular Water Sport
Canoeing is the most popular and fastest growing watersport for the seventh year running. A recent independent survey of adult participation has revealed that canoeing is the most popular and fastest growing watersport for the seventh year running.
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