Sports clubs

Here you can find information about Clubmark accreditation and links to training for sports club coaches.

Sports club development

Clubmark accreditation

To provide the best sporting opportunities for its members, a club should be constantly seeking to improve, whether this be through facility development, coaching development, increasing volunteers or attracting new members into the club.

Clubmark is a nationally recognised club development scheme that has been developed and is being actively promoted by Sport England and each sport's National Governing Body.

Clubmark recognises clubs with junior sections that meet high quality standards and have succeeded in meeting a number of criteria that are identified as being essential for a high quality club. A safeguarding and child protection leaflet is available for clubs, upon request.

If you do not have a Clubmark licence, contact and we will be able to guide you through Clubmark Accreditation via Active Surrey.

County and national participants can also benefit from FACS or FANS scheme. For more information on FACS, please see the sports funding page.


It is important for any club aspiring to become a professional and safe environment for adults, young people, males and females to have suitably qualified coaches who can get the best from the participants. In partnership with Active Surrey, the Sports Development Team runs local Continual Professional Development Courses (CPD). For the latest brochure and to book onto a local course, visit the Active Surrey CPD website.

If you are a trained professional coach and you wish to keep up to date with employment opportunities and information, visit the Active Surrey website where you can enter your details and find work!

Inclusive sports clubs in Surrey

Download the inclusive sports clubs map to find the location of inclusive sports clubs in Surrey.


To become a volunteer for a local sports club, please see the volunteering page.

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