We developed the England Korfball Inspired (EKI) accreditation scheme which launched successfully in September 2015.
5 club types were created in order to provide support for a range of club needs Each type went through a process of design and consultation with a working group who became the panel that governed the programme. The project was maintained day-to-day by a Project Lead within Sport Structures, Jessica Skinner, who was responsible for promotion, monitoring, and management of the programme and its workforce
We created over 45 resources and guidance documents for Korfball clubs to use and adapt in order to make the process of club management easier.
The programme has been well received by a wide range of clubs. Feedback includes:
Alison Billington, Horfield Korfball Club’s Development Officer- "The benefits of the EKI process goes much further than just what happens to and in individual clubs. The process will inevitably help the sport of korfball in local areas as the very nature of looking at a club’s development will increase the involvement and participation of it’s members in it through coaching and refereeing. Thus having the result of helping grow the sport locally and nationwide".
Ellen Pearce, Chair of Cambridge Phoenix Korfball Club- "The EKI process acted as a great impetus to review and update the policies attached to our constitution, check that people were aware of them and make sure they were being put into practice. Where there were criteria that we didn’t meet, we came up with some nice innovations, such as issuing club membership cards so that members can record their ‘in case of emergency’ contact details. As a club with an active membership in terms of korfball and social activities, it was also great to have the things that we do well validated and acknowledged by the National Panel".