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What is Sportmark?

Sportmark is an annual recognition of sports club standards. It has been designed specifically for sports clubs at the University of Warwick.

Recognition, finance and resources

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.

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  • Training essentials
  • Handover
  • Financial health
  • Membership
  • Good governance

  • Impacts on the local community off-campus
  • Impacts on campus life
  • Fundraising
  • Innovation
  • Volunteering
  • Personal development

  • Relative performance
  • Fulfilling fixtures
  • Sporting values
  • Coaching standards
  • Breadth of competitive opportunities

  • Participation pathways
  • Membership and recruitment
  • Marketing
  • Inclusive approach
  • Training
  • Qualified personnel

How does it work?

Within each category a club can receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. Clubs can also apply for multiple categories and be rewarded for all they meet the criteria of.

If your club is awarded more than one category, you'll only recieve a financial reward for your highest accreditation, not all.

  Community Competition Participation
Club one Silver Bronze
Club two Gold
Club three Bronze Gold Gold

Make your mark

Ready to apply for accreditation? Complete the form to start the Sportmark journey for your club.

Apply now