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In 2004 CLOK was one of the first two orienteering clubs in the UK to achieve Sport England's Clubmark accreditation.  We have since renewed our accreditation in 2008, 2012, and most recently in 2016.

The Sport England Clubmark scheme is the universally acknowledged cross-sport accreditation scheme for ommunity sports clubs.  It stands for:

Clubmark accreditation shows that a club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.  An accredited Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they're choosing the right Club for their young people.

For more information about the Clubmark scheme, you can visit the Sport England web site.

Clubmark accreditation – and the right to display the Clubmark logo – are awarded to sports clubs that meet the relevant standards.

In recognition of CLOK's orienteering development work with schools over the previous two decades, in early 2003 British Orienteering invited CLOK – together with Nottingham Orienteering Club (NOC) – to participate in a pilot scheme for Clubmark.  With significant support from Tees Valley Sport, particularly in terms of giving CLOK members access to relevant training courses, CLOK was granted Clubmark accreditation.  CLOK and NOC were both presented with Clubmark certificates at the BOF AGM in Ulverston on Saturday, 10th April 2004.  Accreditation lasts for four years, and CLOK's Clubmark accreditation has been reviewed and extended in 2008, 2012 and 2016, and now lasts until 2020.

As part of the process of obtaining Clubmark accreditation, CLOK has committed itself to meeting the relevant standards and implementing a number of key policies.  These are inherited from British Orienteering best practice and policy, including:

Also see the following key documents for CLOK:

You can also follow this link to view a summary of CLOK's 2016 renewal application.

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