British Cycling Volunteers’ Week took place from the 1 –7 June 2019.  British Cycling gives clubs the opportunity to say thanks to the huge range of people who make our sport happen, and give their time in so many ways.

Rovers Youth Committee member Simon Carson was nominated by a Rovers member for his help with leading the club through the clubmark accreditation scheme. BC has chosen Simon for recognition and sent him a signed British Cycling Team shirt and a note of thanks for volunteering his time and skills.

The Sport England Clubmark scheme is a cross-sport quality accreditation programme for clubs with junior sections. Clubmark accreditation recognises that the Colchester Rovers observe best practice in child protection, coaching and competition, equity and club management. For parents of young cyclists, it provides confidence to know that the Rovers is safe, well-managed and an exciting place to be.

Simon spent many hours putting the processes and information in place for the club to gain Clubmark accreditation. The youth section is already starting to see some of the benefits from work done by Simon which will include:

  • Ongoing support from BC regional development manager and Go-Ride coaches.
  • Help with the development of school links to encourage more youth and junior club members.
  • Access to priority booking slots, discounts at some facilities and a greater chance of successful funding applications.

All that remains, is to say thank you Simon, for volunteering your time and skills to the Rovers.

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