Grosvenor Fencing Clubmark Development

N.Ireland's quality standard for Sports Clubs

Key Dates

October 2010 Grosvenor Fencing Club becomes only the 5th Sports Club in N.Ireland to achieve Bronze Clubmark

October 2011– Grosvenor Fencing Club becomes only the 3rd Sports Club in N.Ireland to achieve Silver Clubmark

January 2012– Grosvenor Fencing Club achieves the highest award possible for a Sports Club – Gold Clubmark

”Clubmark NI represents the achievements of junior sports clubs who meet minimum standards in the areas of ‘effective management’, ‘quality coaching and competition’ and ‘safety in sport’. The Clubmark NI logo provides these clubs with a clear visual method to communicate the quality of their sports club to others.”

We are honoured to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Clubmark Award, by Belfast City Council and Sport NI after a very rigorous and detailed examination of all aspects and practices of our clubs operation and practices.

We are one of only a small number of sports clubs in N.Ireland to have achieved this award. We are also the ONLY Fencing Club in Northern Ireland to have received this honour.

Clubmark is a Sport Northern Ireland Initiative implemented by Belfast City Council to:

  • Ensure that accrediting partners apply core common criteria to ensure that consistent good practice and minimum operating standards are delivered through all club development and accreditation schemes.
  • Enable parent(s)/carer(s) to make informed decisions when choosing a club for their children.
  • Ensure that Clubmark accredited clubs are recognised through a common approach to branding.
  • Provide a focus around which all organisations involved in sport can come together to support good practice in sports clubs working with children and young people.

This means Grosvenor Fencing Club and it’s Structures, Practices and committee have been examined by both Belfast City Council and Sport NI assessors in the areas of ‘effective management’, ‘quality coaching and competition’ and ‘safety in sport’, and found to be of a suitably high standard to be awarded this honour.

So it’s not just our Fencers achieving all the success on the piste, our Club itself is enjoying it’s share of success as well.

This award shows that as the Premier Fencing Club in Northern Ireland, we continually keep striving to improve our Club and Fencing Standards for the benefit of all our members.