Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs.It stands for:

  • Higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports Clubs
  • Making sure the nation’s sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful

It shows that a Club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

A 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.

Cubmark Update - August 2019

Following a review of the Clubmark accreditation scheme, Sport England have decided to cease Clubmark accreditations from 30th November 2019.

Any club already in the process of accreditation (or reaccreditation) must now achieve accreditation before 30th November 2019. Any club that achieves accreditation before this date then their accreditation will remain until it expires.

As a result of the above no further registrations for Clubmark applications will be taken.

NGB accreditation

National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) will be continuing their own sport specific accreditation schemes.


Clubs will still be able to access the valuable resources available on the Club Matters website to assist in their development, such as toolkits, templates and online learning modules.