Club Development

Sports Clubs are at the heart of Community Sport

This section of the website provides a range of information to support the running of your club.


Club Matters

Club Matters, the essential one-stop-shop for sports clubs, provides support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is large, small, formal or informal.  Club Matters offers free, simple and bitesize support to all clubs.

Visit the Club Matters website for more information, resources and support

Club Matters can help you to improve your club with…

  Online Support – A range of support available including online toolkits, reference guides and e-learning modules. 
  Workshops – Club Matters workshops are free, short training sessions delivered across the country by experts in a range of specific areas.
  Mentoring – Whether you want long term support, or just a short call to sound out your ideas, our Club Matters mentors can help. Our flexible mentoring scheme will offer more personal support to you and your club.
  Club Improvement Plan – An online health check for clubs of all sizes and at all stages of their development, to establish where they are performing well and whether they can develop. This will provide your club with a tailored development plan.
  Club Views - A club review tool allowing you to ask your members and volunteers what they think about your club.
  Clubmark – The universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. 


Clubmark - Accreditation for quality clubs 

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of club development it centres around:

Activity/playing programmes - this includes, for example, coaching qualifications required, insurance and coach to participant ratios

Duty of care and welfare - appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies

Knowing your club and its community - this ensures that your club is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain members from your local community

Club management - which covers issues to do with club and committee structures and the general running of the organisation.

For more information visit the Clubmark website or contact Emma O'Dowd (contact details at the end of the page)



CSW Sport organise workshops for coaches and volunteers in a variety of fields, created and delivered by sports coach UK and other recognised agencies.  A number of workshops are now available to book online, with more to follow.

View, book and pay for our subsidised coach education and club development workshops.

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