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Wolverhampton recognised clubs list

A list of accredited sports clubs in Wolverhampton.

The following clubs have either achieved Clubmark, their National Governing Body accreditation equivalent or Wolverhampton Sports Club Registration.

If your club that operates in Wolverhampton is already Clubmark accredited and doesn't appear below, contact Sport Development on:

We also support member clubs of our sport development groups.

Accredited clubs

**Clubs that have achieved Wolverhampton Sports Club Registration only

We would recommend sending children, or other participants, to accredited sports clubs.

Wolverhampton Club Registration Scheme

This scheme is aimed at clubs who want to be accredited but may not have the resources to go through Clubmark or a National Governing Body.

What is the Wolverhampton Club Registration Scheme?

It is a process that a club or group with junior sections offering sport or physical activity sessions can go through in order to prove to facilities and members of their clubs that they provide the minimum standards of operation required.

Club Registration is not an alternative to the Clubmark process (provided by Sport England), but a stepping stone for smaller clubs or clubs that haven't, or can't at all, begin the Clubmark process.

What will the process entail?

Clubs will be asked to provide evidence that they have certain standards in place and once they can provide all of the required criteria the club will be registered.

  1. after an initial meeting, an action plan will be devised by the Sport Development Team and this will be forwarded to you to guide you through the process
  2. a member of the team will then follow up with you after a certain number of weeks to check progress and offer assistance with any difficulties

Templates are provided to make a lot of the criteria easy to achieve.

Is there a cost?

No, the service is completely free.

So what is in it for us?

Your club, group or organisation will be registered with the scheme and will be promoted through the recognised clubs list and through any Sport Development networks. Your contact details will also be supplied to schools in order to promote you to students.

For groups that go on to achieve Clubmark, they will have the opportunity to apply for £100 reward from the Black Country Be Active Partnership.

Register your interest or find out more

Contact us to arrange a meeting about the scheme. We will give you an information pack and go through the criteria.

Become a coach

Courses within Wolverhampton and across the region for anyone who is interested in becoming a qualified coach or expanding their existing coaching skills.

Coaching qualifications, alongside supporting qualifications can lead to paid employment and volunteering opportunities within sports clubs and organisations.

What you need

In order to become a fully qualified sports coach you would need to undertake:

  • the relevant governing body qualification at Level 1 and Level 2
  • a Child Protection course (Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop)
  • an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously CRB) check
  • a first aid certificate (if a first aider will not be present)
  • in the instance of Swimming and Tennis, you will be required to gain a license.

Other SCUK and Running Sport workshops you may want/need to undertake include:

  • Equity in Your Coaching (Sports Coach UK)
  • Coaching Disabled Performers (Sports Coach UK)
  • Club for All (Running Sports)

Training courses 

To find out details of specific coaching courses in the region, you can visit the Active Black Country website, search the Sports Coach UK Workshop finder.

Contact us

For further advice about becoming a coach or funding for becoming a coach, please contact us on:

Sports grants and funding

Get support and advice for your sports club or organisation about getting grants and funding for sports and activity projects.

The Sport Development team can guide you on projects and how to make your application.

You should also search the Sport England website for funding advice and available grants. Sport England also have a dedicated FAQ section specifically for funding.

There are a number of funding sources open to applications that we are currently aware that are listed in the funding guide on Active Black Country Club Development. This includes small, medium and large grants for revenue and capital projects.

Parents looking for funding to support their child's training

Athlete Support Pass

Free training passes are available for young sports people based in Wolverhampton who are competing at county level and above. The Athlete's support pass will give you free access to all Wolverhampton lesiure centres.

Apply

  • athletes must be competing at junior level or above as defined by their Governing Body. Consideration may be given to those competing at senior level
  • pass holders must be accompanied by a coaching representative each time they use facilities
  • athletes may be required to undertake an induction at the facility they decide to train at

Those young people eligible can apply for a training pass by downloading the forms below and returning to us at the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Contact 

E-mail: sport.development@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Telephone: 01902 556220

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