Club Excellence is achievable through graduated levels of certification. 

Affiliation is the first step along the Club Excellence journey. It is a simple process of self-declaration that your club or association has met 10 key requirements. Once a club becomes an Affiliate, it will have the option to upgrade to Level 1 Certification at any time during the first 12 months as an Affiliate, but also has the option to remain at Affiliate status for years to come.

  • Club Excellence Affiliate LogoFirst step along the Club Excellence journey
  • A simple 20-minute process 
  • Self-declaration that a club meets 10 key requirements
  • Must be renewed annually or upgraded to Level 1 Certification


  • Club Excellence Certified LogoSound governance policies and practices
  • Provides a safe and welcoming environment for participants
  • Club promotes a long term approach to athlete development and informs members of long term athlete development principles
  • Employs NCCP trained coaches
  • Commitment to deliver programming consistent with True Sport Principles

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