Top award for judo club

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A judo club is celebrating after receiving a top national accreditation for its work with young people.

Battlehill Judo Club has gained the coveted Sport England’s Clubmark accreditation.

Liz Burdis, the British Judo Association’s service manager, presented the club with the clubmark certificate which they have been working towards for the last two years.

Developed by Sport England, clubmark is a set of national standards for national governing bodies of sport to adopt and their affiliated clubs to meet.

The scheme recognises and accredits clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and child friendly environments for young people.

Clubmark focuses on four key areas of development within clubs – coaches and volunteers, good practice and child protection, knowing your club and its community, and the playing programme.

Battlehill Judo club train on Monday and Wednesday at Churchill Community College. For more information visit