Tikipunga FC Achieve Quality Club Mark

22/12/2014 08:16


Tikipunga Football Club are the fifth Northern Football club to be awarded NZ Football’s Quality Club Mark, the first in Whangarei, joining East Coast Bays, Oratia United, Kerikeri Football Club and Ranui Swanson, who have achieved this status.

The Quality Club Mark aims to promote continual improvement in the way football is delivered and to support clubs as they adopt standards of best practice. It assesses a number of factors on and off the field ensuring that the football community can identify those clubs that are well run and promote a positive environment, where someone can safely enjoy the activities and facilities offered.

Northern Football’s Game Development Manager Chris Smith said through the Club’s work with Sport Northland in recent years, and in particular Community Sport Advisor Jason Hannah, the Club was in strong position both in terms of their governance and leadership and their on the field delivery .

“Achieving Quality Club Mark 1-Star reinforces the Club’s position as one of the strongest and well run football clubs in Northland.  This is a springboard for the club as they continue to grow, and the committee is already looking to the future and working towards 2-Star.”

NZ Football’s Community Development Manager Jamie Milne said this is a memorable achievement by the club and it's hard working volunteers.

“I am pleased to see the positive working relationship between Northern Football and the Regional Sport Trust, Sport Northland.

“Everyone at TIkipunga Football Club can feel very proud at achieving Quality Club Mark 1-Star status, a great way to end 2014 and usher in 2015.”

The Tikipunga Club received the official plaque recently at the Club’s Annual General Meeting. President Mark Lett and Vice President Andrew Carvell of Tikipunga Football Club were presented the plaque by Northern Football Chief Executive John Limna, Game Development Manager Chris Smith and Football Development Officer Dave Alabaster