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CCKA was awarded the Clubmark in 2014.

What is Clubmark?

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of club development it centres around:

  • Activity/playing programmes – this includes, for example, coaching qualifications required, insurance and coach to participant ratios
  • Duty of care and welfare – appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies
  • Knowing your club and its community – this ensures that your club is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain members from your local community
  • Club management – which covers issues to do with club and committee structures and the general running of the organisation

Click below to see the club policy documentations:

dropbox_logo_detail Club Policy Documentation in Dropbox



CCKA is one of many clubs with Paddle-Ability trained coaches. Paddle-Ability takes place in many different ways from individuals taking part in normal club activity to clubs running specialist programmes of activity for groups of disabled individuals.-Ability is the term used to refer to all disabled Paddlesport activity.  Paddlesport is very diverse with many different types of activity and craft available; there really is something for everyone.

The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland recognises that our clubs and centres are a key factor in the development and growth of our sport and we value their commitment. It is important that all participants, particularly young people, have a quality introduction to Paddlesport with clear pathways to support progression, enabling everyone to reach their full potential. It is also important that the club offers an accessible environment where safe, effective, quality coaching and training practices are evident, in a welcoming environment.

The accreditation process ensures that a club operates to a set of consistent criteria based on minimum operating standards. CANI’s accreditation scheme is aligned to Sport Northern Ireland’s Clubmark N.I. The scheme enables clubs to plan their development so that these practices and principles become a part of everyday club life.

To find out more information about Sport NI and Clubmark, click on the picture below:

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