Clubs and deliverers of sport

Helping clubs thrive so they can spend more time doing what they do best

Whether it’s directly or indirectly, we are here to help grassroots physical activity and sport clubs to thrive and spend more time doing what they do best – delivering great activity to Londoners.

We provide support via our Relationship Management team’s shared expertise in a range of areas covering sport, health, education, coaching, volunteering and consumer behaviours in London. As well as this, we offer a range of free to access resources to make it easier for clubs and deliverers to operate, alongside knowledge on great resources from our partners, all of which can be found below. Click here find out who is the Relationship Manager in the London Borough you operate. 

Post your activity sessions for FREE

We know it can be really hard to promote your physical activity and sports sessions to Londoners. Perhaps your club is managed by volunteers who simply don’t have time to also market sessions. Or maybe you’re struggling to find a way to stop taking cash from your participants as paid for online tools are too costly.

Open Sessions is a free online tool that we have created specifically to help grassroots clubs work better. It is completely free to use Open Sessions, all you need to do is register and you will then have access to free marketing and be able to process session payments through our secure online payment system. In return, your sessions will be available online to thousands of people via a range of activity finders, like Get Active London.

Start using Open Sessions for free now and add your activities

Physical activity profiles for each London Borough

Using Sport England’s Active Lives November 2016 to 2017 release, we have created a physical activity profile for each borough in London, broken down by gender, age, disability and socio-economic status. Access the physical activity profiles of each London borough here.

Resources to help you manage your sports club better

Club MattersSport England‘s Club Matters tool enables you to access practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club, split into four topic areas of club finances, management, people and marketing.

London Youth – as a sports club or organisation, you can become a member of London Youth and join a network of over 400 community youth organisations supporting young people in the capital. London Youth help organisations to grow and develop through their Quality Mark and via an evolving range of training and networks. Members also benefit from access to a wide range of programmes including sports development, youth social action, employability, arts and culture and outdoor education. Click here to find out more about London Youth membership.

Street Games Training Academy – based on its own insight into what young people want from sports activities, StreetGames developed their Training Academy; offering affordable training to help deliverers of sport to become part coach, part mentor, part youth worker and part problem solve within their local communities. As well as coaching courses, it also offers workshops and resources helping you to provide high-quality sporting opportunities.

Sport and Recreation Alliance – ensure your club is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 compliant by using templates designed specifically for organisations across the sport and recreation sector. Access Sport and Recreation Alliance’s GDPR templates here.

Sported – are you using sport to transform the lives of young people aged 11 to 25 in London facing marginalisation? Sported can help with their free membership package including; short or long term capacity building support from a team of professional volunteers, workshops and webinars in a range of topics, monthly newsletters and funding bulletins and a range of other services, benefits and opportunities. Apply to become a member here.

Success of the ClubWorks programme

During 2015-17, the Greater London Authority-funded ClubWorks programme managed by London Sport, supported hundreds of grassroots clubs across the capital through a targeted package of consultancy support.

Watch our short film below about how this programme helped Wendy to use physical activity and sport for her mental wellbeing.

Safeguarding children and adults

Effective safeguarding measures are vital in ensuring that sport organisations at every level are leading the way in keeping children and vulnerable adults safe from harm.

We work with the Child Protection in Sport Unit, Sport England and other bodies in London and nationally to ensure safeguarding policies are in place for London Sport, and available to anybody connected to community sport in the capital.

Information on safeguarding in grassroots sport is available here.

Get in touch

For more information on our work supporting clubs and delivery organisations, contact Lorna Leach, Strategic Relationship Manager –