Club Matters

When it comes to sports club development, nobody does it better than Sport England Club Matters. Their road map tool includes information on good governance, business and financial planning, effective facilities management and marketing.

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.

Club Matters can help you to improve your club with…

Online Support – A range of support available including online toolkits, quick 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 .To find out more about Clubmark click here.


Our workshops are short training sessions, delivered by an expert tutor at a time and location convenient for your clubs. The sessions will develop clubs' skills, improve their knowledge and provide them with an opportunity to share experiences with other clubs. There is no cost to delivering a workshop, all we require from you is a minimum of 8 clubs to attend and a venue.

We currently offer 5 different workshops, covering the below topics;

  • Club Finances
  • Club Structures
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • PAYE and employment status

To find out more about the content of each workshop visit the Club Matters Workshops page.

To access the main Club Matters website, click here and find all the resources you need.

For information on safeguarding visit Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) or visit our safeguarding page.

Tom Harwood

Tom Harwood

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