TIBBERTON Netball Club members are celebrating after successfully renewing a nationally-recognised accreditation scheme award.
The club was presented with a gold Club Action Planning Scheme (CAPS) certificate at the West Midlands Netball presentation evening in Walsall.
Tibberton were first awarded a gold CAPS back in 2008 but the scheme requires that clubs be re-accredited every four years.
Stacey Mound, England Netball regional co-ordinator for the West Midlands said: “Clubs achieving England Netball’s CAPS accreditation are recognised nationally as having a well run club which is active and accessible.
“Gold is the highest level of accreditation that clubs can achieve.
“It demonstrates that the club is operating to an excellent standard and is committed to providing a club environment which is safe.
“It provides a higher quality of coaching, officiating, leadership and volunteering opportunities for juniors and adults.”
Rachel Taylor, Tibberton’s CAPS co-ordinator told of how the accreditation process had been hard work requiring the time and input of club volunteers.
June Byrne, Tibberton’s club manager added: “A big thank you goes to Rachel for her commitment and dedication on achieving a gold CAPS award for our club.
“Nicolette and Siobhan Byrne must also be recognised for their input in supplying Rachel with the updated documentation required for the submission. I would also like to acknowledge our coaches and club officials that did not hesitate in attending courses to re-accredit their qualifications to make our CAPS folder of gold standard.
“Well done to everyone. What a lot of hard work it was but what a wonderful achievement it has been.”
The club, which was first established in 1989 as an offshoot of Tibberton Youth Club, is now based in Newport and Wellington.
It has 250 members and 16 teams competing in summer leagues this year from under-11s through to senior level.
The club will celebrate its latest achievement at its annual presentation evening on July 7 at Harper Adams University College.