British Orienteering Clubmark

About Clubmark

British Orienteering Clubmark is open to all British Orienteering affiliated clubs. The criteria for this standard was updated in 2015 and can be found here.

Clubmark is the universally acknowledge cross sports accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. The scheme requires clubs to demonstrate how they meet a range of criteria by providing specific evidence across four key areas of club development: 

  • Activity Programme - this includes, for example, coaching qualifications, insurance and coach to participant ratios
  • 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 structure and the general running of the organisation

Clubs are central to introducing and retaining people of all ages to orienteering. Clubmark allows a club to demonstrate that it has the right framework and practices in place to provide a high-quality experience for participants and members to the outside world. Once Clubmark is achieved you will be able to use the logo on your club publicity material; this will help in the marketing of your club to schools, parents and young people in your area. Clubmark is now used by Sport England as a way of verifying a club meets the Tier 1 requirements of the Code for Sports Governance a pre-requisite for receiving funding.

If your club is interested in working towards Clubmark please contact the National Office by email.  Alternatively, use the links below:

As a part of Clubmark, the club will be expected to evidence how it meets a range of criteria often through having the correct policies, procedures and guidelines in place.  British Orienteering provides a range of templates and examples of these that you will be able to modify. Your club will need to formally adopt these at a committee meeting and make this known to the club membership through your newsletter and/or website.

If you need any advice or support whilst working towards the Clubmark Standard please email the National Office who will be keen to help your club achieve the Clubmark Standards.

Clubmark Resources

Listed here are links to documents and templates which will help clubs working towards the British Orienteering Clubmark Standard. There are additional resources available on Club Matters.

Clubmark Resources


Activity Programme




Knowing Your Club and Its Community


Club Management