Granite City Wanderers first for Enhanced clubCAP Accreditation
16 June 2011
Granite City Wanderers Hockey Club has become the first Grampian city sports club to receive The Enhanced clubCAP accreditation, which is nationally recognised by sportscotland. The city council's Active Communities team co-ordinates the scheme in Aberdeen.
The quality assurance scheme provides a development tool for sports clubs, enabling them to demonstrate good practice in the running of the club. Being awarded clubCAP accreditation lets the sporting community, prospective new members and parents know that the club operates in a safe and wellorganised manner.
The quality assurance scheme provides a development tool for sports clubs, enabling them to demonstrate good practice in the running of the club. Being awarded clubCAP accreditation lets the sporting community, prospective new members and parents know that the club operates in a safe and well organised manner.
The scheme recognises and rewards good practice in sports clubs by looking at four main areas within clubs: club management; equity and ethics; quality coaching programmes; and safety and child protection.
The scheme involves two levels of accreditation - standard and enhanced. Granite City Wanderers achieved their standard accreditation last year but have been recognised as one of Aberdeen's forward thinking and well run sports clubs and therefore have become the first Sports Club to receive the enhanced award.
Club President Mark Pain was delighted at achieving the enhanced award:
"As a club Granite City try to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all its players it is a great honour to be recognised for our efforts, it has taken a lot of dedicated work from a lot of our members to achieve this. We are under no allusions that the award is for a two year period and we will be doing our best to continue our efforts to be the first club to be renewed in 2013."
Granite City Wanderers Hockey Club are about to celebrate their tenth anniversary as a club in Aberdeen and their rise through the ranks of Scottish Hockey has been sustained throughout the ten year period. They have now a membership of over 160 members..
For more information, please visit the Granite City Wanderers website.