Club Matters – supporting your sports club

Last updated: 08 Feb 2016 Topics: Safeguarding children Working with our partners Type: News article

Club Matters is Sport England's one-stop shop for sports clubs. It provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable sports club.

Club Matters offers a wide variety of resources. Highlights include the following.

Online Support

There's a range of support and resources available, including online toolkits, quick reference guides and e-learning modules.


Club Matters workshops are free, short training sessions delivered across the country by Club Matters facilitators on a range of specific topics. These include:

  • club finances
  • club structures
  • marketing strategy
  • business planning
  • tax requirements for your club


Whether you want to speak to someone to sound out your ideas or to find out how others would approach an issue, Club Matters mentors can help. Their flexible mentoring scheme offers personal support to you and your club. The application period is open 3 times each year, with the next period opening in May 2016.

Club Improvement Tool 

An online health check for clubs of all sizes, at all stages of their development, to establish where they are performing well and where they can develop. This will provide your club with a tailored development plan.


The universally acknowledged cross-sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It shows that a club provides the right environment, which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and participate throughout their lives.

An accredited club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as helping parents and carers know they're choosing the right club for their children.

Clubmark is currently moving to an online assessment tool on the Club Matters website; it's due to launch in May 2016.

Further information

To access these resources, visit the Club Matters website. For information and updates, you can also follow Club Matters on social media: