English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) Clubmark is a cross-sport recognition of multi sports clubs with junior and vunerable adult members.
To be eligible for EFDS Clubmark, a club has to have disabled members and be actively promoting itself as a sports club that welcomes disabled people. In addition, the club constitution must show that disabled people are welcome.
EFDS Clubmark is primarily for multi-sport, multi-disability clubs and single sport, multi-disability sports clubs (where their National Governing Body does not offer Clubmark). It will also work for single impairment sports clubs, such as a club for visually impaired or deaf people.
The EFDS have created the Inclusion Club Hub tool which aims to help clubs include more disabled people in their activities. This toolkit will give you ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience.
You will receive a Clubmark folder which can be used to record evidence required from the club to achieve each of the criteria listed. It will also include some helpful templates. Once your folder is complete it will be assessed by Sport Hampshire & IOW officers.
In order to achieve EFDS Clubmark your club will need to meet core and common criteria which are set out in the following five categories:
Sports Development Officer (Performance)