Greater Sport and British Wrestling celebrate the first Wrestling clubs in the country to achieve Clubmark. It is hoped that other Wrestling clubs will now work towards accreditation by their local County Sports Partnership.
Twelve Wrestling clubs in the Greater Manchester area are the first in the country to have been awarded Clubmark status. The mark is an accreditation scheme covering a variety of different sports and is specifically designed for clubs with junior sections.
The twelve Wrestling clubs are:-
Further information about Aspull, Bolton and Sharples Wrestling Clubs can be found at Find a Club.
Bolton Council’s Sports Development Team and Wigan Leisure & Culture Trusts Sports Development Unit worked closely with club officials from the above clubs to develop the clubs to achieve Clubmark accreditation.
Clubmark, introduced in 2002, is the Sport England mark of high quality clubs, reassuring both parents and participants that the club is a high quality, welcoming environment for young people. The mark is awarded to clubs that can satisfy minimum operating requirements in the four areas of the playing programme; duty of care and child protection; sports equity and ethics and club management.
Colin Nicholson CEO of British Wrestling, who presented the clubs with the certificates said “British Wrestling is extremely pleased that the excellence and hard work of these clubs has been recognised through the award of Clubmark. British Wrestling would also like to pay tribute to the Club Development Officers of Bolton and Wigan for the support they have given the clubs in achieving this status. It is hoped that other wrestling clubs will see that Clubmark is attainable and that working towards it is worthwhile.”
GreaterSport, the Greater Manchester Sports Partnership is committed to work towards the creation of a single system for sport in Greater Manchester. The Partnership has developed as a network of organisations who work together around common interests. GreaterSport is the central team whose dedicated role is to promote the health of this network by coordinating and facilitating joint working. GreaterSport is part funded by Sport England, AGMA (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) and the Department of Health and is part of a national CSP network demonstrating leadership and connectivity in sport and physical activity