Bradley Stoke Netball Club has been awarded the Bronze CAPS Clubmark Award.
The prestigious recognition from England Netball is given to clubs who can demonstrate that they offer a good quality netball provision within their community.
The Club Action Planning Scheme (CAPS) is part of the Sport England Clubmark accreditation system, the only national cross-sports acknowledgement for clubs with junior sections.
It is built around a set of core criteria which ensures accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
Sophie Warner, Bradley Stoke’s Clubmark Officer, said:
“This is a great achievement for us as it’s an award the club has aspired to hold for a long time. To get the recognition from our national governing body for the hard work the volunteers at our club continue to put in is priceless.”
“We are proud to offer a great starting point for youngsters in the area to play netball, and it is fitting that Clubmark now recognise that our sessions are safe, fun, well structured and delivered by some of the best coaching staff in the region.”
CAPS has three levels of accreditation; Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Bronze CAPS is the first level, incorporating the Clubmark criteria and covers the areas of safeguarding and protecting children, quality coaching and officiating, equal opportunities and sound financial management.
Bradley Stoke’s Junior Club is proving very popular and they continue to encourage more local youngsters to come along to get involved and develop their netball skills.
Junior netball sessions for 11 to 15 year-olds run on Wednesdays from 5:30pm until 7pm at the Jubilee Centre on Savages Wood Road.
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