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Sport in St Albans awarded an ‘Excellent’ by national quality scheme
The St Albans Sport & Health Development Team has been awarded the highest category – Excellent in its annual Quest quality assessment, which involved a two-day audit in all areas of the teams’ activity.
- Quest is a tool for continuous improvement, designed primarily for the management of leisure facilities and leisure development
- It defines industry standards and good practice and encourages ongoing development and delivery within a customer focused management framework
- The team delivers projects, programmes and initiatives to help provide opportunities for people to take part in sport, health and leisure activities
- The team was established in 1991 and now delivers over 30 projects throughout the District each year, including programmes such as Active St Albans, Special Olympics St Albans and the St Albans Exercise Referral Scheme, as well as events such as the St Albans Half Marathon, Giant Monopoly and District Sports Awards
Matt Charles, Sport & Health Development Manager, said
This is a fantastic achievement for the team and really shows how dedicated we are to the wide variety of projects and work we delivers. Our programmes aim to increase activity levels amongst the local community and we are so proud to have achieved an ‘Excellent’ in our audit and will strive to continue to provide the best service to St Albans.
Alex Bedford, Contract Manager for Leisure Connection in St Albans, added:
The Sport & Health Development team do a tremendous job getting people active and taking part in sports, and to achieve this level of Quest Assessment is a great achievement for the team.