ClubsFirst is England Hockey's accreditation scheme for clubs. It is a national recognition, & is the 'kite mark' for clubs that can demonstrate that they are working towards minimum operating standards. ClubsFirst is aligned with the Sport England Clubmark accreditation, recognised nationally by NGBs, local government, education and the sporting industry. In its simplest terms, the accreditation process has audited our operations, ensuring that PHC Chiswick is providing “safe effective and child friendly” hockey club environment. All clubs achieving ClubsFirst also achieve the Sport England Clubmark accreditation, a nationally recognised award for sports clubs.
We also receive the CLUBMARK award. County Sports Partnerships and funding agencies are increasingly recognising this and choosing to work with clubs like ours as a priority. There are also a range of benefits, priority bookings and other services available to ClubsFirst clubs.