Clubs are great for people wanting to learn or develop in a sport by providing tuition and coaching in a safe and supportive environment, which is particularly important for young people. An indicator that a club has correct policies and procedure in place meets minimum standards and follows best practice is Clubmark accreditation. 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.
Why join a club?
Did you know that at least one in five people take part in sport through a club? Playing sport as part of a club has many benefits:
- Take part in sport with likeminded people
- Get coaching and advice
- Meet new people and create friends for life
- Opportunities for competitive and social sport
- Stay involved in sport through volunteering, coaching or officiating.
Find a club
Want to join a club but unsure whats available in your local area? Use our club search powered by Be Inspired.
Support for clubs
The Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity works with National Governing Bodies of Sport, local authorities and other organisations to support clubs.