Following a recent review, Sport England have announced that Clubmark will cease on the 30th November 2019. Any club already in the process of accreditation (or re-accreditation) must achieve the accreditation before 12pm on 30th November 2019. From September 2019 a Clubmark best practice toolkit will be developed to house all of the guidance that is currently available via the Clubmark website. This will aim to support clubs that are already accredited or those whom accreditation is coming to an end. From December 2019 there will be a 3-tier 'Health Check' tool, launched via the Club Matters online platform.

Clubmatters will continue and has a huge range of resources available to support club development such as: Club Improvement toolOnline Learning ModulesToolkits and TemplatesClubmatters Workshops available for booking

If you have an queries please contact the Clubmark Team –


What is Clubmark

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs.

Clubmark aims to make sure the nation's sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful and stands for higher standards of welfare, equality, coaching and management in community sports Clubs.

It will show that your Club provides the right environment ensuring the welfare of members and encouraging everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved 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 that they're choosing the right Club for their young people.

Clubmark can help you to improve your Club by....

  • Setting clear goals and objectives
  • Ensuring your Club is running effectively and efficiently
  • Updating policies, training and systems
  • Accredited Clubs are able to use Sainsbury's Active Kids scheme

How can your Club achieve Clubmark?

The Clubmark accreditation process is now online and can be found on the Club Matters website.

To start your Clubmark accreditation, follow these simple steps:

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