This is awarded to well organised and run clubs in the Essex County District. To achieve this award we had to put together many documents to show how we run the club regarding safety, club policies, child protection plans and procedures, and what we do for the community etc. These were then submitted to, and vetted by a panel of sports development officers. It was noted and communicated back that it was ‘the best submission they had ever seen’. The Gold Accreditation is valid until April 2008, during this time the club may be spot checked to see if we are doing what we say we are.