Sportmark is an annual recognition of sports club standards. It has been designed specifically for sports clubs at the University of Warwick.
Any sports club can apply. The main benefits of Sportmark are club recognition, financial rewards and additional resources.
The marks to meet
There is some essential criteria that all clubs must first meet to gain any accreditation. Once met, there are three key categories that clubs can gain accreditation in - community, competition and participation.
- Training essentials
- Financial health
- Good governance
- Impacts on the local community off-campus
- Impacts on campus life
- Personal development
- Relative performance
- Fulfilling fixtures
- Sporting values
- Coaching standards
- Breadth of competitive opportunities
- Participation pathways
- Membership and recruitment
- Inclusive approach
- Qualified personnel
How does it work?
Within each category a club can receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold accreditation based on meeting certain criteria standards.
These accrditations will highlight your clubs strengths and weaknesses to support future club development.
Depending on your clubs overall score you may also gain access to specific recognition and rewards for the following academic year.
What are the benefits to my club?
In addition to the recognition of being a Sportmark club and being highlighted as a successful University club; the following rewards will also be offered to all clubs who gain at least Bronze accreditation in one of the three areas.
All Sportmark accredited clubs will:
- be taken into consideration for end of year sports awards. If your club wants to be considered for an award then you must ensure you have Sportmark accreditation.
- have their achievements highlighted on the Warwick Students' Union club directory pages.
- receive a specific logo related to their achievements, which can be used in any club promotional material.
Gold accreditation Rrwards
Clubs who achieve Gold accreditation in any of the three categories will also gain access to the following specific rewards:
- Participation: preferential training times; clubs will be given priority during the facility allocation.
- Community: acccess to subsidised coaching and officiating qualifications for up to two members.
- Competition: £200 financial reward to be spent on enhancing your club.