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Cranbrook AC lands Kent's first Clubmark club award

Cranbrook and District Angling Club has become the first angling club in Kent to attain the prestigious Angling Trust Clubmark Accreditation in recognition of those clubs that provide a quality and safe environment to its youth members.

Tim Wood, CADAC Secretary said: "Over the years we have seen a steady decrease in our junior membership and I am certain our Clubmark accreditation will encourage more people to take part in our wonderful sport and be reassured that the club they are joining is well managed, safe and has a structured plan to develop angling at all levels."

The accreditation highlights the club's efforts in prioritising angling and places it as a benchmark Club in terms of promoting high quality community angling.

The award has been the culmination of work to record and document the plans, processes and procedures it has in place to demonstrate that it runs its Club in a professional, progressive and sustainable manner with specific focus in four key areas:
Activity/coaching programmes
Duty of care and child welfare
Knowing its club and its community
Club management

There are currently 98 accredited angling clubs in the UK and Cranbrook and District Angling Club is the only officially recognised coarse fishing Clubmark accredited club in Kent.

Tim Wood added: "By achieving Clubmark status, Cranbrook and District Angling Club will be able to benefit from financial grants, local council support and further assistance in developing angling in Kent, continuing to make it accessible to all, and helping the club to move forward. We are looking forward to our new season which starts on 1st April as it will be packed with various junior coaching sessions and special events which are all detailed on our dedicated juniors page of our website."

The website can be visited at www.cranbrookanglingclub.co.uk.


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