Club Matters

Club Matters is a portal, toolkit and programme, run by Sport England, which provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run as sustainable club.

Whether you are a club chair writing a plan to attract new members, a treasurer managing budgets or a club captain asking existing members what they want, Club Matters can help your club to thrive.

Club Matters offers a wide range of tools, top tips and quick and easy guides to help with the day-to-day running of clubs including:

  • Workshops – Free, short training sessions delivered across the country by experts on a range of specific areas.
  • Mentoring – Either for long-term support, or just a short call to sound out ideas, Club Matters’ flexible mentoring scheme offers personal support at a time and place to suit.
  • Club Improvement Plans – Online resource for clubs of all sizes and at all stages of their development, to establish where they are performing well and where they can develop.
  • Club Views – A club survey tool helping users to ask members and volunteers what they think about their club, and make suggestions.
  • Clubmark – The nationally-acknowledged accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. As part of Clubmark accreditation, clubs will have the opportunity to request a Club Matters mentor to help them through the accreditation process.
  • Online Support – Help and guidance in all areas of running a sports club. This includes online toolkits, quick reference guides and e-learning modules.


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Obtain Clubmark

Obtaining Clubmark accreditation is a significant achievement for any sports club and can open doors to various funding opportunities. To apply for Clubmark, clubs will need to hold a valid PremierClub membership.

To register your interest in obtaining Clubmark, head to the Sport England Club Matters website. Clubs will need to register to use the site, but this is a quick and simple process that will also enable access to a variety of tools and resources.