Cheadle Golf Club is proud to announce that it has just received the SafeGolf accreditation, demonstrating the clubs commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults in risk in the sport of golf. We are equally delighted to announce that our PGA Professional, Tom Clancy, has also been added to the Register of Safe Coaches.
The SafeGolf award was presented to Cheadle Golf Club by Ben Johnson, England Golf’s Club Support Officer (North). “I’m delighted that Cheadle Golf Club has achieved SafeGolf and that its efforts to grow the game can be nationally recognised”.
Rob Jackson, the Club’s Welfare Officer said “I have been a member of the club for 4 years now, and I am excited to take on this voluntary role ensuring the club is focused on providing a safe and welcoming environment for children and young people. In particular, we want everyone to feel welcome and safe at the club”.
Cliff Dews, the club secretary, said “Its fantastic news and a great effort from Rob, which the club really appreciates”. Club Chairman Nigel Day echoed these sentiments, thanking Rob for getting the club to this point.
The SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf. It consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs to ensure all clubs provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.