Club and group support

Belper Hockey Club

Whatever stage your club is at, however big or small, there are many resources that can help you. Whether you are delivering traditional sport or informal physical activity, there is help on hand.

Club Matters

Club Matters is a one-stop-shop for sports clubs and groups. It provides support and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is large, small, formal or informal. It offers free, simple support including several interactive tools to help you understand where your club or group could improve.

Everything can be accessed for free with some elements such as the workshops requiring you to register on the site, to do so click here.

Support for all clubs.

The different sections of the Club Matters website include:

  • Club Finances - budgeting, generating income and managing costs
  • Club Management - club structures, governance and planning
  • Club Marketing - planning your marketing and different options available
  • Club People - managing volunteers, coaches and members
  • Club Workshops - 2 hour workshops on topics from marketing to club structures
  • E-Learning - 14 different topics from budgeting to Twitter guidance

Hear how Club Matters has helped Marlow Hockey Club.


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.

For more information on Clubmark and details of how you can register, click here.

Inclusion hub club & resources

Activity Alliance's Inclusion Club Hub tool helps clubs include more disabled people in their activities and shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to complete.

STEP 1: Assess how inclusive your club is by answering simple questions

STEP 2: View your club's personalised toolkit that has been created through the results you provided. The toolkit will give you ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience.

STEP 3: Download the action plan template provided to plan for how your club can become more inclusive.

Activity Alliance also have lots of resources to help you work with disabled people, to visit their resources page, click here.

Find out who can help your club or group.

Club support in your local area

There is support on offer across Derbyshire, whether it is from a local Voluntary Services or your Local Authority. Find out what support there is on offer in your district or borough by clicking here.

If you are not sure who to get in touch with, start by contacting Active Derbyshire and we will point you in the right direction.


Club resources

We have a number of resources available to help manage volunteers effectively: