Ten Alberta ringette associations on path to Club Excellence Certification

Ringette Alberta - Edmonton, AB – January 22, 2015 - Ten ringette associations from across Alberta have been named as affiliates of Club Excellence, a national association set up to create healthy, sustainable and well managed sports clubs across Canada.

“It’s very exciting because it shows that these clubs are striving for the top and being recognized for their efforts,” said Lauren Kosten, officials development co-ordinator with Ringette Alberta.

To become affiliated, the clubs were required to complete a self-evaluation on their practices. Now that they have completed that step and become official affiliates, they will aim to become nationally certified.

“Organizations that are fully certified are recognized for promoting safe and welcoming environments, promoting long-term athlete development and having sound policies and practices,” said Koster. “Those are all ideas that Ringette Alberta believes in very highly.”

The 10 clubs are: Beaumont Ringette Association, St. Albert Ringette Association, Northern Alberta Womens Ringette Association, South Calgary Ringette, Northwest Ringette, Strathmore Ringette, Cochrane Ringette Association, Central Alberta Sting, Edmonton Ringette Club, Edmonton Federation Ringette.

These clubs represent more than a quarter of all of Ringette Alberta’s membership. These are also the first ringette clubs from anywhere in Canada to become affiliates with Club Excellence.

More information on the Club Excellence program can be found at www.clubexcellence.com.

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For more information or to set up an interview with a local association, please contact:

Lauren Koster

Officials Development Co-ordinator

Ringette Alberta

780-415-1750

lauren@ringettealberta.com

 

For more information on the Club Excellence program, please visit www.clubexcellence.com 

Media Contact : Amanda Burford

Program Coordinator,
Club Excellence (613) 521-3340 x3205