Support for clubs

Support for clubs

Clubs play a vital role in increasing participation and improving the quality and range of opportunities available to our local communities


PACES (Perth and Kinross Accredited Club Excellence Scheme) is a straightforward quality assurance system that has been designed to help voluntary sports clubs operate efficiently and effectively. It will help your club to take a systematic look at what it does, and decide exactly where improvements are needed. It is also a means of identifying and rewarding clubs that operate in a structured way.

PACES is currently undergoing a review and will relaunch later in 2016. The review will look at the levels, the criteria and the benefits and once complete we will ask invite all existing PACES clubs to re accredit to the new scheme. We will provide support to such clubs as well as encouraging those who were not signed up before to think about becoming a PACES club.

Watch this space….

Clubs who have successfully completed PACES:


Community Development
Methven Tennis Club Darnhall Tennis Club Dunning Golf Club
Saints Table Tennis Club Crieff Juniors FC Perth City Swim Club
Breadalbane Canoe Club JKS Perth Breadalbane Community Football Club
Blairgowrie Rams Kinross Otters ASC Blairgowrie Tennis Club
Kinross Cricket Club   Pitfour Football Club
Kinross Badminton Club   Perth Strathtay Harriers
Kinross Ladies Hockey Club   Perth Tennis Club
Kinross Tennis Club   Perthshire Rugby Club
Kinross United AFC   Scone Tennis Club
Loch Leven Diamonds   Scone Community Sports Club
Orwell Bowling Club   Perthshire Hockey Club
Crieff Badminton Club   Letham Football Club
Kinross Volleyball Club   Jeanfield Community Sports Club
Perth Railway Amateur Boxing Club   Perth Gymnastics Club
Perth Ladies Netball League   Luncarty Football Club
Salle Ossian   Auchterarder Gymnastics Club
Lisa Jackson School of Dance   Kinross Equestrian Vaulting
Perth Archery Club    
Bridge of Earn Tennis Club    
Perth Dolphins Swimming Club    
Bridge of Earn Netball Club    
Perth Tora Kai Karate    
Sakura Judo Club    
Muthill Bowling Club    
Crieff & Strathearn RFC    
Stingrays Swimming Club    
Turleum Twirlstars    
Strathearn Harriers    
Perth Doo'cot Cricket Club    
Perth Phoneix Basketball Club    
Bankfoot Athletic Junior FC    
Fair City Baton Twirlers    
Aberfeldy Bowling Club    
Aberfeldy Golf Club    
Pitlochry Golf Club    
Pitlochry Weightlifting Club    
Abernethy Tennis Club    
Carse Canoe Club    
Faircity Amateur Boxing Club    
Luncarty Tennis Club    
Perth Junior Badminton Club    
Perth Junior Netball Development Club    
Perth Pumas Netball Club    
Perth Sailing Club    
Perth Shotokan Karate Club    
Perth Sub Aqua Club    
Perth Tay Titans    
Perth Triathlon Club    
Perth Volleyball Club    


Child Protection

The majority of children who take part in sport do so in a safe and helpful atmosphere, with genuine support from the adults involved. But for the small minority of children who are abused during sporting activities, the picture is very different.

The sporting community, like other areas of our society, recognises the need to protect children from individuals who may abuse position of trust.

There are a number of steps that a sporting or leisure organisation can take to safeguard children and young people these are outlined in the Accord 2006 minimum operating requirements as:

  • Child protection policy
  • A designated Child Protection Officer
  • Safe recruitment procedures
  • Codes of conduct for those within the club (parents, players, club officials, coach)
  • A discipline procedure

Documents can be downloaded from this page as template policies.

Club Child Protection Officers should have attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop and an In Safe Hands workshop.

The National Governing Body of your sport will also have a child protection policy and will be able to give detailed guidance about how to respond to reports of suspected abuse.

There are several good web sites dedicated to child protection in sport - you can browse these by clicking on the external links

If you need further help or advice about child protection in sport please contact the sports development team.


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