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Great Britain Outrigger insurance zone


Marsh Sport are the appointed insurance broker to Great Britain Outrigger. This web page sets out details of the insurance provided as part of your membership, how to report an incident and some frequently asked questions.

Who is covered by this insurance scheme?

This cover applies only to activities authorised or recognised by the Great Britain Outrigger. The policy covers:

  • Clubs, their officers and committee members
  • Employees
  • Instructors and Coaches
  • Members
  • Guest members
  • Volunteers

Insurance applies to recognised and approved activities of GB Outrigger.

What do you get with your membership?

As part of your membership with GB Outrigger you automatically receive the benefit of the Combined Liability insurance. To understand what these covers are and to see the main terms and conditions that apply please make sure you refer to the policy summary and policy wording which can be found in the downloads section below

The annual policies run from 4th March 2022 – 3rd March 2023

Policy limits are as follows:

  1. Public Liability - cover for your legal liability of up to £10,000,000 (£250 Excess)
  2. Professional Indemnity - cover for the club's or instructors legal liability of up to £1,000,000
  3. Directors and Officers – cover for club committee members of up to £250,000 (£250 Excess)
  4. Employers Liability – cover for clubs in respect of claims for injuries made by employees or volunteers, up to £10,000,000

Reporting an incident

Please follow these simple steps to making a claim:

  1. All incidents that could give rise to a claim must be reported at your earliest opportunity to Marsh Sport on 0345 872 5060 or email
  2. Any writ or summons must be forwarded on immediately following receipt.
  3. You should not admit liability under any circumstances as the insurers will respond to all allegations on your behalf.

Get in touch

Please do not hesitate to contact our specialist sports insurance team and we will be happy to help. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (we are closed on bank holidays). 

Insurance covers included

slected option

£10,000,000 limit of indemnity

Public liability insurance provides protection against legal liability for bodily injury to third parties and damage to third party property.

Products liability insurance provides protection against legal liability to pay compensation including legal costs for death or bodily injury, or damage to third party property arising from products supplied.

£1,000,000 limit of indemnity

Cover to protect a GB Outrigger coaches for claims made against them which allege that a third party has suffered an injury or financial loss caused by negligent acts, errors or omissions during coaching activities.

£250,000 limit of indemnity

Protection for committee members and club officers against claims arising from their decision or actions whilst managing the club.

£10,000,000 limit of indemnity

Protection against legal liability in respect of claims made for injuries to any volunteer or employee of the member club.

Frequently asked questions

It is essential that you undertake risk assessments for the activities of your club to support you in your risk management. You and your club owe a duty of care to those around you. If an allegation for negligence is made against you or your club the risk assessments will be needed to evidence what you have reasonably been able to do to prevent an incident occurring.

If the club is unincorporated, the officer (and its members) could be liable for any and all financial losses incurred by the club. The Directors and Officers insurance provided by the GB Outrigger is in place to support you and your club for claims in respect of allegations which may come against the officer whilst undertaking their role. If the club is incorporated the directors may still find themselves personally liable and therefore Directors & Officers Insurance is essential. Please note this is a different type of cover to Professional Liability, which is a form of liability insurance which helps protect professional advice given by your club this is also known as errors and omissions cover.

You receive Public Liability up to £10,000,000 and Professional Indemnity (coaching and tuition cover) up to £1,000,000.

Yes, Clubs are provided with Employers Liability insurance, with a Limit of Indemnity of £10,000,000.

Yes, the public liability insurance provided will defend your position, should you be sued for injury to a third party or damage to a third parties property. Subject to a £250 Excess. Please note any claims relating to deliberate or criminal acts are excluded.

Employers Liability protects the employer in the event of an injury to an employee, for which the employer is liable. Employers Liability could apply to clubs who employ coaches or volunteers to work on their behalf. Public Liability protects a club/member/volunteer if another member, or a member of the public, sues them for injury or damage caused.

If there are verbal or written allegations made against your club, you should record the information and notify Marsh Sport of the incident at your earliest opportunity. Please contact 0345 872 5060 or email In NO circumstances should you admit liability or agree to pay for any damage caused as this may prejudice the position of Insurers and COULD result in the withdrawal of any indemnity. Please note this is a Liability policy where Insurers decide if negligence attaches to you, meaning any payment you make to any third parties will not necessarily be reimbursed.

Liability cover is provided for trips abroad that are recognised by GB Outrigger The membership insurance does not include Travel Insurance, which can be obtained from Marsh Sport separately.

If your query relates to the insurance policy please contact our insurance broker, Marsh Sport on either 0345 872 5060, or by email