Sections

The accreditation is based on five key areas each of which must be supported by specific evidence collected by the club. The five key areas are:

Section A

SECTION A: GOVERNANCE

Clubs that are managed effectively are more likely to be successful, characterised by openness and good communication, and compliant with effective and efficient policies and procedures. Well managed clubs will be committed to ongoing development, and will implement measures to ensure that the club will continue to progress and to retain quality standards.


Section D

SECTION B: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

It is important to promote the right culture in your club so that its policies, practices and values encourage all members to adopt an inclusive, friendly approach to sport. Engaging with your local community and forming links is key to growing and sustaining your club. Engaged clubs will also effectively manage their volunteers in a manner worthy of the commitment they give to the club.


Section C

SECTION C: COACHING & GAMES

Coaches play a key role in the creation of a suitable environment for coaching and games, and in the design and delivery of an appropriate coaching programme.


Section D

SECTION D: CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

GAA clubs should have a commitment to provide appropriate and enjoyable activities in a safe environment. To ensure that this is the case, considerations and actions to promote safety must be fundamental to all of the activities undertaken by your club.


Section E

SECTION E: SAFEGUARDING MEMBERS

It is the duty of every GAA club to take steps to ensure that members, volunteers, and visitors can enjoy the activities offered in a safe environment. All organisations that work or come into contact with children or vulnerable adults need to have safeguarding policies and procedures in place. Safeguarding members protects not only participants in club activities but also the club and its members and volunteers.