North of Ireland Yacht Club has received the prestigious Clubmark NI award from
the Royal Yachting Association of Northern Ireland (RYANI).
club is just the fourth sailing club in Northern Ireland to receive the award,
which recognises its high standards in the areas of coaching, management,
safety, community engagement and safeguarding.
Northern Ireland works with a range of Governing Bodies of Sport and Local
Authorities to deliver the accreditation.
of the club, Johnny Pollock said: “We are delighted to have been
recognised for this fantastic award. We have worked hard to ensure we meet the
highest standards as a club and this is something we are very proud of.”
Clubmark NI accreditation helps clubs to be recognised as a safe, rewarding and
fulfilling place for participants of all ages to enjoy sport and stay involved
throughout their lives.
the award, RYANI’s Development Officer Mary Martin, commented: “The Clubmark NI
accreditation is a process that looks at the procedures and actions in the
clubs, giving them a benchmark. Clubs going through the process have found that
it gives them confidence in their operation. We are proud of the high standards
adhere to and we are so pleased that RNIYC has come through the process and
achieved the award. It celebrates the hard work put in by the club committees,
volunteers and staff.”
Northern Ireland has also recently launched a new online portal for the
Clubmark NI scheme, streamlining the process for clubs who wish to gain
NI is delivered in partnership with the eleven local authorities and twenty-two
governing bodies of sport, who will guide and support registered clubs through
the process towards accreditation.