Club Mark Rankings
- American Football
- Cheerleading (Competition)
- Cheerleading (Match)
- Men’s Football
- Women’s Football
- Women’s Lacrosse
- Women’s Basketball
- Men’s Rugby Union
- Women’s Rugby Union
- Men’s Lacrosse
Record number of clubs achieve Club Mark status
A record total of 27 Athletic Union clubs have been granted a special Club Mark award for their growth and development on and off the field.
The Club Mark was introduced to recognise Athletic Union clubs who are operating to a high level, both for their performance on the pitch as well as their overall management, whilst encouraging other clubs to achieve high operational standards.
This year’s round of applications has awarded 27 clubs with a Club Mark ranking, the highest ever at Leeds Beckett University, with 15 achieving a gold standard mark.
The Club Mark, which was introduced in 2018, recognises clubs’ achievements in seven key areas: Activity; Coaching; Committee & Organisation; Community; Competition; Finance and Social & Welfare.
One club who has achieved gold status is American Football, with club captain Ben Booth expressing his delight the club had finally achieved the award after two years of hard work.
Ben said: “When I found out that we had achieved gold status it had made my week!
“It is a great feeling to be awarded a gold club mark as it has been a long process for the club in fulfilling all seven categories and achieving this high level.”
Another club that had achieved gold standard was the Gymnastics club, who have impressed this year with their efforts in fundraising and competitions.
Gymnastics club captain Andy Cunningham said: “Leeds Beckett Gymnastics is very proud to have achieved the Gold Club mark award.
“As a team we are committed to providing an excellent experience, whether it be at training, competitions or socials and it has certainly been rewarded.
“We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us and has allowed us to continue doing what we do best.”
Leeds Beckett Athletic Union Manager Jo Mannion said: “The Club Mark recognises the amazing achievements of our Clubs over the past year,
“These achievements including raising significant money and awareness for charity, working with the community and providing a caring and welcoming environment for their members.
“It’s great to see so many clubs aspiring to achieve the Club Mark now and benefitting from the rewards that brings.”
Athletic Union clubs that have a recognised club mark are offered additional benefits from their Athletic Union including free Varsity t-shirts, additional facility bookings and for the gold mark clubs, extra funding.
Funding from the Club Mark has so far helped clubs purchase important items including: additional coaching services for korfball and women’s football; transport and accommodation subsidies for athletics; as well as new match balls for American Football.