Ski Club of Manchester and Snowmark

The Ski Club of Manchester has achieved Snowmark accreditation.

The Club has worked towards achieving Snowmark to ensure we have consistent good practice and operating standards to enable us to grow and develop and strengthen our future prospects. Having this quality standard in place we hope will demonstrate the Club is organised and managed on a professional basis.

What are Snowmark and Clubmark and what does it mean for the clubs that are accredited?

Clubmark is a Sport England initiative and is the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards. Using the Sport England Clubmark as a guide, Snowsport England has developed its own club development accreditation scheme called Snowmark. This recognises that snow sports have some characteristics which are unique to them and make them different. Clubs attaining Snowmark automatically get Sport England Clubmark accreditation as well.

Sport England introduced Clubmark in 2002 and recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure in England.

Clubmark accreditation is awarded to clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas:

  • The playing programme
  • Duty of care and safeguarding and protecting children and young people
  • Sports equity and ethics
  • Club management

Follow these links to see the equity policy, Club Safeguarding policy and codes of practice adopted by the Club: