What is Clubmark?

Clubmark is Sport England’s national accreditation scheme for high quality community clubs.

A comprehensive Clubmark review has been completed to reflect the most recent legislative changes around safeguarding and welfare.  The new Clubmark criteria was introduced by Sport England:

  • To improve the standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports Clubs
  • To make sure the nation’s sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful
  • To show that Clubmark Accredited Clubs provide the right environment which ensures the welfare of members, and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
  • To show that Clubmark Accredited Clubs are 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.

Click here for further information including the benefits that Clubmark can bring to your club

Getting Started

To start the process, your club will need to register your details via the Club Matters website at

Once registered, your club will have access to the Clubmark online portal and supporting resources.  Furthermore, you will be assigned to your local Assessor who will support you through the process.

Once you have completed your online application your assessor will arrange a site visit to complete your application.