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Invicta Dynamos reach top standard

Date: 04/07/2008           Category: Leisure

Medway’s Invicta Dynamos is the first ice hockey club in the country to achieve Clubmark accreditation. The Dynamos, who are based at the Gillingham Ice Bowl, received the award for its commitment to providing a safer, effective and friendly environment for children and young people to learn and play the sport. The club is now hoping their new status will attract more young players to the game. Clubmark was developed by Sport England, and is a set of national standards for National Governing Bodies of Sport to adopt and their affiliated clubs to meet. The accreditation recognises the achievements of sports clubs in England that provide high quality and welcoming environments for young people. Club secretary Jackie Mason said: “It has taken us just over 18 months to achieve Clubmark status. It shows the club is run on a professional basis and I hope we can help and encourage other clubs to achieve this status. “A lot of people have put in a lot of hard work. I’m proud of them all.” Medway Council Sports Development Officer Sarah Risby said:” Invicta Dyamos is one of the largest clubs in Medway and they have a good junior development programme. “The accreditation shows the club has achieved a recognised minimum standard that ensures it provides a good experience for children. They are a forward thinking club that bases itself on everybody having fun.” Other sports clubs in Medway that have also achieved Clubmark, National Governing Body equivalent or County Sports Partnership are: Medway Junior Badminton Association Frindsbury Cricket Club Higham and Mockbeggar Cricket Club Rainham Cricket Club Jumpers Trampoline Club Holcombe Hockey Club Rainham Judo Club Walderslade Judo Club Chatham Table Tennis Club Medway Sub Aqua Club Akzo Judo Club Medkwai Judo Club Medway Sports Development Team provides information, training and support to local clubs and coaches. For more information, contact Sarah Risby on 01634 338766 or email sarah.risby@medway.gov.uk