Club Charter


Squash Wales clubs that hold a Club Charter will have the following:

  • An infrastructure that is child friendly/accessible and welcoming with excellent facilities plus qualified, registered and fully insured coaches.
  • Coaches and officials who have adopted the Squash Wales Safeguarding & Protecting Children Policy and Procedures.
  • Approved to deliver the Squash Wales Mini Squash and Player Development Awards.
  • Experience in forging links with local schools.
  • Excellent coaching and competitive programmes catering for all levels of ability.

The Club Charter is a progressive club development programme which will:


  • Increase the number of adults and juniors playing squash through structured playing and competitive club programmes.
  • Increase the recruitment, education and development of coaches and volunteers.
  • Improve the infrastructure of Squash Wales club network.

The Club Charter will be awarded by the following method.

  • Clubs must apply to Squash Wales by completing a Club Health Check identifying strengths and weaknesses where Regional Development Officers (RDO's) can offer support.


Clubs can apply for one of the following levels:


  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

Each level of the Club Charter will be split into the following assessment package:


  1. Coach requirement
  2. Club management & communication
  3. Duty of care
  4. Coaching Programme
  5. Competition Programme
  • Clubs must satisfy the criteria statements applicable to the level they are working towards by either providing the required evidence or signing to conform with requirements 
  • Meet their Regional Development Officer (RDO) West/North/South who will be required to sign to confirm that some of the criteria have been met and provide appropriate advice
  • The completed assessment package will then be sent to the Squash Wales Club Charter Assessor who will check the criteria have been satisfied
  • Successful applications will be returned with a certificate and plaque
  • Clubs can improve their accreditation level at any time by applying for an upgrade
  • The Club Charter Award is valid for three years



The following are in addition to the benefits offered to affiliated clubs and are exclusive to clubs who have achieved a Charter award:


  • Squash Wales Certificate of Achievement and monetary reward
  • Club Charter plaque
  • Use the Squash Wales Club Charter logo on club promotional material e.g. websites, newsletters, letterheads
  • Support from a Regional Development Officer
  • Opportunities to host:

Coach Education Courses

Sanctioned Events

Junior Development Events


  • Clubs will be listed on the Squash Wales website with a link to their website.

Please e-mail Squash Wales at for a copy of the club charter or click here to download a copy


All the templates mentioned in Section 6 are available as above or click on the template you would like below to download a copy:


Template 1 - Constitution


Template 2 - Risk Assessment Form


Template 3 - Equity Policy Statement


Template 4 - Safeguarding Children Policy Statement


Template 5 - Personal Disclosure Form


Template 6 - Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct for Officials


Template 7 - Accident & Injury Report Form


Template 8 - Incident Report Form


Template 9 - Attendance Register


Template 10 - Development Plan





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