The Archers of Jersey have become the latest group in the island to be recognised with Clubmark status.
Constable Steve Pallett, the assistant minister with responsibility for sport, presented the award to chairman Phil Le Claire over the weekend.
“Archers of Jersey have worked for several years to achieve this qualification and, in fact, all they were missing were Level 2 qualified coaches,” said Nikki Holmes, Jersey Sport’s Clubs, Associations, Volunteers and Safeguarding Officer.
“The former States of Jersey Sports Development department helped both archery clubs in the island to run a Level 2 coaching course which enabled the club to achieve this full Clubmark status.
“Completing a Level 2 course is a considerable commitment for volunteers so I’d also like to thank them for their hard work.”
To gain the Clubmark award, teams and associations must be able to evidence a wide-range of documents and procedures including safeguarding training, volunteer policies, DBS (police) checks, coaching qualifications, risk assessments, first aid training and insurances. This gives all those in the club, and in particular parents of young athletes, the confidence that they are receiving excellent coaching from qualified staff and volunteers.
To find our more about the Archers of Jersey, please visit their website: http://www.archersofjersey.co.uk/