American Football Club makes Sussex history
Established in 2016, the now thriving club, was recognised by County Sports Partnership - Active Sussex, as continuously providing high quality opportunities to new and potential participants.
Based at Horsebridge Recreational Ground near Hailsham, Hellingly Hound Dogs currently boasts three teams at under-11, under-14 (Flag Football - non-contact) and under-17 (Contact Football) level.
Luke Boorer, Hellingly Hound Dogs Chairman, expressed his delight at being awarded Clubmark accreditation status.
"We are delighted... This achievement recognises the fantastic work by our coaches and volunteers who make this a club to be proud of."
Clubmark is the universally acknowledged accreditation scheme for community sports clubs and Active Sussex is licensed by Sport England to award this status to sports clubs.
The accreditation shows that a club provides the right environment to ensure the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
Anthony Statham, Active Sussex's Strategic Relationship Manager, said he was impressed with the commitment and development of the local American Football outfit.
"Active Sussex was delighted to support Hellingly Hound Dogs through the Clubmark process. They have demonstrated a real commitment to developing their club and delivering high quality opportunities for people in their community."
Hellingly Hound Dogs compete in the SEYAF [South East Youth American Football] tournaments, based in the South East region.
The club, who play by the motto of offering a sporting chance for everyone, are always looking for new members and offer a warm welcome and the chance to take part in coached sessions.