The Thames Valley Kings have recently been successful in gaining Clubmark accreditation and were presented with their Clubmark award on Sunday 30th July at British Wheelchair Basketball’s National Club Conference.
Over the past 12 months, the club has had fantastic success in growing membership and increasing opportunities for people to take part in wheelchair basketball. Clubmark has provided an excellent basis for developing the club infrastructure to ensure that the club offers a safe and enjoyable environment for all members whilst also supporting and developing new club coaches and volunteers to cater for increased membership.
British Wheelchair Basketball’s Chairman Paul Hudson and Club Development Manager, Jay Popat presented the award on the second day of club conference. Jay commented; “It is a pleasure to present to the Kings with their Clubmark accreditation – The club have shown brilliant commitment to developing a strong infrastructure to support members and volunteers and have demonstrated excellent communication throughout the club to keep everyone well informed and engaged with club activity“.
Club Chairman, Jacqueline Scoins-Cass MBE, commented “It has been a really busy but rewarding couple of years for everyone at the Club. Winning Club of the year in 2016 followed by the Queen’s Award earlier this year and now getting Clubmark Accredited. We are really pleased that the Club has reached the standard for Clubmark accreditation.”
Sport England’s Clubmark Accredited Club status forms part of the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards. Through completion of the accreditation, the club has demonstrated excellent practice in a number of areas of club, coach and athlete development and are now one of a select handful of clubs in the county with the nationally recognised award.
Pictured in attached Image from Left to Right :
- British Wheelchair Basketball’s Chairman: Paul Hudson
- Thames Valley Kings Chairman: Jacqueline Scoins-Cass MBE
- Thames Valley Kings Mascot: Uncle Bob
- British Wheelchair Basketball’s Club Development Manager: Jay Popat
Thames Valley Kings wheelchair basketball club is a member of the British Wheelchair Basketball Association. The club has existed since 2004 and play their home games at either Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham or St. Barts School, Newbury. Training usually occurs on a Saturday at Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham and is available to everyone over the age of 8 regardless of ability or experience.
For more information on the club, visit the website at www.berkshirewheelchairbasketball.co.uk or contact the Jacqueline Scoins-Cass MBE (Chairperson) on 077775682987.