A Solihull netball club has struck silver by becoming one the first clubs in the Midlands to progress to Level 2 in a national accreditation scheme.
Elmdon Netball Club has moved from bronze level to silver in England Netball’s Club Action Planning Scheme (CAPS) Award, which is linked to Sport England’s Clubmark standard.
The CAPS scheme provides a national standard for good practice in the development of players, coaches and umpires at all levels.
Club coach Barry Knee said: “We are thrilled and delighted with this achievement. CAPS helps netball clubs function in the most efficient way and once completed, provides proof that the club offers a high quality environment for all members.”
Formed in 1972, Elmdon was one of the first clubs in the West Midlands to achieve CAPS bronze. The club runs teams from under-11s to adults with the top side now playing in the national premier league Division 2.
Training takes place for juniors and seniors on Monday evenings at Alderbrook School. Members of the 100-strong youth section also train at Lode Heath School & Sports College on Tuesdays, and Solihull College on Wednesdays.