Scottish Hockey announces new silver accredited clubs

Scottish Hockey’s Club Accreditation Programme, sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher, now sits at a total of 30 clubs across Scotland, and 11 of our top 15 clubs in terms of size are now a part of the programme. We are delighted to announce that the following clubs have achieved Silver status during the latest Accreditation intake:

Grange Men’s Hockey Club

Cala Edinburgh Hockey Club

These clubs have worked tirelessly to fulfil all the requirements of Silver Level Accreditation, including our coach PVG guidelines and coach education criteria. The clubs have developed their governance and implemented new processes across their club environments.

The Accreditation Programme has been developed to formalise the work that clubs may already do and ensures that the clubs have a clear vision for the future along with ensuring succession planning, workforce planning and strong governance are to the fore. The programme also ensures that clubs are safe, well organised and efficient with a focus on membership growth and retention.

The clubs will now be able to access all of the benefits that the programme offers. Well done to all the volunteers involved in the completing the accreditation process on behalf of their clubs.

Jonathan Baird, Club President, Grange Hockey Club, said:

“Grange Men’s Hockey Club is delighted to have been awarded Scottish Hockey’s Silver Accreditation. It is great to recognise the hard work done by all of our volunteers in running a large hockey club effectively and successfully. It has helped put structure behind existing processes and identify necessary improvements to enable us to not only maintain but grow the Club for both adults and juniors in the future.”

Colin Fraser, Club President, Cala Edinburgh Hockey Club, said:

“For many years Cala Edinburgh Hockey Club have been at the forefront of youth and adult hockey in Scotland. Not only does this accolade from Scottish Hockey give recognition to the players, coaches and volunteers for all their efforts and success but it also gives us more; It provides evidence that we have the management structure and discipline in place to support our ambitious growth plans. Accreditation by Scottish Hockey gives us greater confidence that we are capable of delivering hockey to more and more people in Edinburgh in a well-structured and sustainable way.”

Chris Anderson, East Regional Development Manager, Scottish Hockey, said:

“I am delighted for both Grange Men’s HC & CEHC in achieving silver level accreditation with Scottish Hockey. They have both worked tirelessly to reach the quality mark and to have 2 high profile clubs from the East district receive the award is fantastic.

Silver accreditation is a significant step in a clubs journey to becoming an expertly run club and a stronger club for the benefit of all its members.”

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