Are you looking to set up a new sports club, apply for funding or take part in organised leagues or fixtures? All of these areas may require you to become a formally constituted Community Sports Club.

It is important from a legal perspective, that all clubs are structured in a way that best suits their needs now and in the future. Further information about which structure is best suited to your club can be found by clicking here.

Although on initial inspection this may appear a sizeable task, it does not need to be too daunting.

There are a number of organisations who are available to support and guide you through the process including; Tyne and Wear Sport (County Sports Partnership), national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) and local authorities.

Contact details for all NGBs and Local Authorities can be found on our website: NGBs here and local authorities here

In addition Sport England have an extremely thorough website which provides guidance on starting up a new club; further information and advice can be found on their website here