First FAI Club Mark in Kerry awarded to Killarney Celtic
The FAI has introduced the Club Mark which is being awarded to clubs who can prove they comply with best practice in Governance, Management and Administration.
The work done by the club’s to achieve the Entry Level Award helps them achieve their full potential as their policies and procedures are benchmarked against the highest standards.
While the concentration was on improving standards on the pitch the Club Mark deals with the off field activities of the club and also demonstrates to the wider community that their club has achieved the best standards in governance and administration. Stronger Clubs make for a Stronger Game.
Killarney Celtic’s Management Committee has been working very hard over the last number of months to satisfy the exacting criteria put in place for clubs to achieve the Club Mark.
Chairman Paul Sherry said that it is very satisfying for Celtic to become the first club in Kerry to be awarded the Club Mark.
“Killarney Celtic always strives to implement the highest standards on and off the field. While there were a lot of items to sign off on we had a number of these in place already. Many members of the MC and the wider club were involved in working with the FAI and that work has now being recognised.
“We will now starting working towards the next award – the FAI One Star Award – which will be available in the third quarter of this year. We will continue to complete health checks within the clubs administrative structure. The Club Mark demonstrates to all whose children play with Killarney Celtic that our governance is at the highest level”.
A special unveiling ceremony for the Club Mark at Celtic Park will be arranged in the coming weeks.