Southampton Orienteering Club has attained Clubmark status. In its simplest form, Clubmark status means that SOC meets all the criteria defined by Sport England to show that it is child-friendly. It means that we make it as easy, safe and welcoming as possible for young people to join in our sport.
- We have junior membership
- We care about their views – in future, juniors will be invited to meet a committee member at our District events and BBQ to share opinions and ideas. You may have also noticed the junior section of the club newsletter, edited by a junior for juniors.
- We provide coaching and local event opportunities, using the colour coded progression of skills
- We encourage juniors to get involved in all aspects of the club – mapping, helping at events, planning, etc.
- We have a child protection policy, qualified club coaches and first aiders.
For further information, see the Clubmark website.