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Eden Koryo Taekwondo achieve Clubmark Status

May 1, 2014

Active Cumbria are delighted to announce that Eden Koryo Taekwondo has been awarded Clubmark - the national kitemark status for community sports clubs.

Clubmark is Sport England’s cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections. Active Cumbria can award clubs that are affiliated to a National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) that does not have a license themselves. It is the only nationally recognised 'kite-mark' for sports clubs to show children, parents, schools and local facilities that a sports club offers a safe, and quality assured environment for juniors.  

With an increasing number of children accessing sporting opportunities outside of school it is vital that these clubs serve young people well. Clubmark not only provides quality assurance but can also transform a club, making it more vibrant, visible and accessible to its local community. As a single national standard to which all clubs aspire, Clubmark give all types of sports clubs structure and direction. Clubs awarded Clubmark see tangible benefits through gaining accreditation, such as club development, developing coaches and volunteers, increased membership and raised profile. Clubmark also gives parents the confidence that their child is accessing a high quality junior club.

Eden Koryo Taekwondo was founded in January 2010 by Master Tom Stammer and his wife Trudy.  Now, along with fellow coach Stuart Hall, the club offers sessions for children and adults of all ages on Monday evenings at the ECO Community Outdoors Centre 67 in Appleby and at Sandford Village Hall on Wednesday evenings.   If you are interested in going along, please call Tom on 01768 353473

As well as his coaching commitments Tom is also a World Taekwondo Federation International Referee who has officiated at competitions in Sweden Las Vegas Holland and Taiwan already this year.

Ian Parker who assessed the club for its Clubmark status said “Koryo Eden Taekwondo works hard to ensure that the club runs to the highest standards. The club has committed and well trained coaches and volunteers, each session is well planned and varied. The club’s members clearly love developing their Taekwondo skills, and the Clubmark accreditation was well deserved”.

Becky Underwood, Development Officer at Active Cumbria said “Active Cumbria works hard to develop clubs within the county, giving people access to high quality coaching and sports provision. Clubmark is increasingly recognised as a mark of high quality, and these are the clubs that we endorse. Clubmark clubs demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding children, they have well developed progression routes for children wishing to excel in their sport and have suitably trained coaches and volunteers. Not only will Clubmark improve standards of sports clubs in the county, it will also help drive up participation, making more people more active, more often.  Eden Koryo Taekwondo is an excellent example of what a Clubmark Club should look like.  If you would like to find out which clubs are accredited in your area, please use the Activity Search on the homepage – all clubs holding the Clubmark are highlighted”.

If your club wishes to gain Clubmark accreditation, you will be supported by Active Cumbria. For more information, contact Becky Underwood on 07717 586430 or email. For more information on Clubmark, please click here