Starting a new club

What you need to consider

Club Durham supports the development of new sports clubs. When starting a new club there are some key things that you need to consider:

  • Is there local interest in your proposed new club?
  • Are there volunteers to support your club?
  • Do similar clubs already exist in your area?
  • How far away is the nearest club that would be similar to yours?

If you feel there is demand, and you want support developing your new club then please Contact us. For sport specific support contact the National Governing Body for your sport.

Where will the club be based?

For information on how to find and manage your club facilities see Help finding a facility in Club facilities.

How will the club be managed?

A committee is the easiest way for a club to be managed. As a minimum a committee will have a chairperson, treasurer and a secretary. Having a committee will spread the workload as well as bringing different ideas and skills into the club.

For more guidance on the how to set up a committee, roles and expectations of members, and the benefits of different club structures see Club management

Where to find support for starting a new club?

  • Contact us for one to one support on starting a new club.