Club Support

Clubs play a vital role in sport across Greater Manchester and our club support section will help you through the demands of operating your club and managing your club effectively. 

Club Matters Workshop:
Club Structure

Wednesday 14th June 2017
7.00pm - 9.00pm
The National Squash Centre & Regional Arena
Gate 13 Rowsley Street
M11 3FF

It is important that sports clubs take the time to explore different club structures. By attending this workshop you will gain an understanding of what structure is right for your club to enable success and stability.

To register your place sign up for Club Matters and book online



Club Matters Workshop:
Club Finances

Wednesday 12th July 2017
7.00pm - 9.00pm
The National Squash Centre & Regional Arena
Gate 13 Rowsley Street 
M11 3FF

Are you baffled by balance sheets or afraid of your accounts? This workshop will give you the tools to tackle your clubs finances and help you make better decisions. Get your finances fit for the future.

To register your place sign up for Club Matters and book online

Funding for Clubs 

GreaterSport offer a grant search facility that will help you and your club keep up to date with the latest funding streams.

Register your club by visiting the Grant Search page on our website. 

GreaterSport Grant Search   

Club Finder 

GreaterSport want to help clubs grow and attract new members. Club Finder gives your club the opportunity to advertise your sessions to the whole of Greater Manchester.

You can register your club by visiting the Club Finder page.

GreaterSport Club Finder

Recruit Volunteers 

Is your club hosting an event, tournament or competition and looking for volunteers? Advertising your opportunities on our Volunteer Inspire Programme could be the best way to find new help.

You can register your opportunities on the VIP page on our website. 

Volunteer Inspire Programme Page

Coach Development

GreaterSport offers support for all levels of coaching from coach development courses and programmes to bursaries.

Find out more by visiting our coaching pages.

GreaterSport Coaching Page

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:

■ Create an account with Club Matters

■ Check to make sure your Club is eligible

■ Start your online application form

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



For further details contact:

John Brady

Development Officer (Sport)


M: 07841 776470