Support for Surrey sports clubs

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List your session in the Surrey activity finder

If you are hosting a 'new members' event at your club, run a fitness class that's always open to all-comers, or offer any session that the public are able to try without being a member, we can help you publicise it.

With opportunities to publish across a host of websites and platforms, find out more about making your date 'open' and list it on our activity finder.

Club Matters

Club Matters  – the essential one-stop-shop for sports clubs, provides free bitesize support and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether large or small, formal or informal.

Club Matters can help you to improve your club with:

  • Online Support – Including online toolkits, quick reference guides and e-learning modules.
  • Workshops – Club Matters workshops are short training sessions delivered for free across the country by experts in a range of specific areas.
  • Mentoring – Whether you need long term support, or just want to sound out your ideas, our Club Matters mentors can help. Our flexible mentoring scheme will offer more personal support to you and your club.
  • Club Improvement Plan – An online health check for clubs of all sizes and at all stages of their development, to establish whether they are performing well and where they can develop. This will provide your club with a tailored development plan.
  • Club Views  – A club review tool allowing you to ask your members and volunteers what they think about your club.

Club Matters

Find all the resources you need to help you improve how your club is run

News for coaches & community partners

Sign up for our free monthly 'Activating Your Community' e-newsletter to support you in your work

Coaches and volunteers

More info for coaches (including a discount on UK Coaching membership) and the benefits of volunteering

Active Surrey funding support

Our advice is open to sports clubs, individual athletes, local authorities and many others. You can read more about the support available including our partner-run network of advisers for each borough and district on our funding page.


Attracting new members

Successful clubs know how to attract and look after prospective members; your first few contacts with someone dictate how they will view your club. 

Every potential newcomer needs to know they'll be valued and welcomed from the first moment they deal with you. This is especially true of those who may need specific information, such as people with health conditions or disabilities (learn more about the wishes of young disabled people in Surrey in our 'Inclusive Activities' research from Feb 2022)

Check out Know Your Audience by Sport England, which shows how different people take part for different reasons.  


Training: Surrey sports workshops

A programme of workshops specifically chosen to encourage best practice and development for clubs and their coaches, some with discounts for Surrey residents

Safeguarding – protecting your participants and you

Further information and resources to encourage a safe and fun environment for everyone


If you coach or help run a club in Surrey and have a question which you think we may be able to help with, email us at