Club and Coach Development
Medway is committed to developing and supporting the strong
network of clubs and coaches that underpin community and elite
The council's 2012 and Sports Development Team and its partners
run and support a series of initiatives to encourage club and coach
development and help Medway become a centre of sporting excellence
as a legacy from the 2012 Games.
Medway is one of the leading areas in the south-east for
Clubmark, Sport England's accreditation scheme for quality sports
Clubmark is a national scheme that accredits and recognises
clubs that are committed to providing a safe, effective and
child-friendly environment for children and young people.
Clubs that achieve Clubmark gain a place on Medway's
Community Sports Network and enjoy a range of benefits set out
in Medway's Clubmark Charter (pdf
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The Medway Clubmark clubs are:
Callum Park Riding Centre,
which is part of Medway's pre-Games training camp offer,
also has Clubmark status. As does the Kent Junior
Badminton Squad, which trains at Medway Badminton Association.
Medway Council can offer support to clubs wishing to work
towards Clubmark. For more information contact Sarah Dand on 01634
338766 or email email@example.com
Sports Club directory
Medway can boast more than 500 sports clubs, ranging from
mainstream to extreme and minority sports.
To search the online club directory, visit the
Sports Development pages of the Medway Council
Make sure your club's details feature and are up-to-date. If you
need to make any changes or want to be added to the directory,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medway sports coaches have a vital role to play in
coaching the local community. Coaching is central to the
development of sport at every level and investment in coaches is
crucial if clubs are going to develop.
Medway’s pioneering new
Coaching Academy is a structured programme to identify and
It creates an effective coaching pathway from unqualified
beginners through to high performance coaches, beginning with a
six-module entry qualification for non-qualified coaches. It also
provides information and access to coaching qualifications.
For more information and advice about club and coach development,
contact Sarah Dand on 01634 338766 or email email@example.com