Apply for accreditation to show your club is a safer, stronger and more successful sports club.

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

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 aims to ensure that the UK’s sports club infrastructure is safe, strong and successful – and that our community sports clubs offer consistently high standards of welfare, equality, coaching and management.

With Clubmark accreditation, you’ll send an important message about your club to the local community, parents and carers and your members. Clubmark accreditation shows that you care about building a safe and welcoming environment where sport can be enjoyed by everyone. It also shows that you value the welfare of your members, and that you appreciate the importance of sporting participation to community cohesion and individual wellbeing.

How Can Clubmark Help My Club?

Clubmark can help you to:

  • set clear goals and objectives;
  • ensure your club is running as efficiently as possible;
  • stay up-to-date with policies, processes and training.

Accredited clubs are also able to benefit from Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme.

How Does a Club Get Accredited?

Clubmark accreditation is an online process. Visit Sport England’s Club Matters website to check if your club is eligible. If so, you can create a Club Matters account and apply for accreditation using the online form.