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.

Get started

To find out more about Club Matters and to get started, click here.


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 Club Mark, 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.