Rugby League

Volunteer Development

Useful resources and links for developing and managing your volunteer workforce.

​Club Matters

Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club. 

Club Matters support is split into the four topic areas below and it's recommended to click on each section to access content, interactive guidance, online modules, toolkits and templates, to start building a brighter future for your sports club. 


Start a Club

Are you looking to set up a new sports club or thinking of turning your current recreational club into something more formal?
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Club Finances

Areas covered: Managing Money, Budgeting, Tax and Sports Clubs, Generating Income, Funding Guidance
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Club Management

Areas covered: Club Development Planning, Club Structures, Partnerships, Governance, Facilities
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Club People

Areas covered: Members, Participants, Volunteers, Coaches
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Club Marketing

Areas covered: Marketing Strategy, Market Research, Marketing Options
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Further Support

Club Matters offers free, simple and bitesize support to all clubs and helps you improve your club with:

There is wide a range of support available including online toolkits, quick reference guides and e-learning modules.

Club Matters workshops are free, short training sessions delivered across the country by Club Matters facilitators on a range of specific topics.

An online health check for clubs of all sizes and at all stages of their development, to establish where they are performing well and whether they can develop. This will provide your club with a tailored development plan.

The universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs.

Club Matters aims to provide clubs with the resources you need to run a healthy, successful and vibrant sports club. Browse the resources A-Z to get the support you need.


If you are collecting and/ or keeping information about your volunteers for mailing lists or data collation you must ensure that you are GDPR compliant.

Information about GDPR and volunteers can be found on the NCVO website: