Start A Club

If you want to start up a Sport Club that is not currently offered by the Students' Union, you have come to the right place. The chances are that if you have an interest in a sport, there are others out there with the same interest! The Students' Union is here to help you get started, it is a very simple process and there is help every step of the way.

For a club to be accepted, the sport it represents must be recognised by Sport England or BUCS as a sport. If your sport is not recognised, you may be able to setup your club as an activity group instead.

Submit your sport

Use the form on the right to to begin the process by submitting your sport with some information about the club you would like to set up.

Meet with the Club Sport Coordinator

Once the form has been submitted it will be sent to our Club Sport Coordinator. The coordinator will be in contact to arrange a meeting to discuss the club further and talk you through the start up forms.

Complete the start up forms (they are very short and we're here to help!)

Complete our online form which should take no longer than 5 minutes. Our Club Sport Coordinator will start working on your membership and website page within 48 hours of the form being received. You will be sent a detailed email outlining what you need to do next as well as information on completing a Constitution, Development Plan, New Group Funding Application and a Risk Assessment. We have templates for all these so the hard work is complete. We just need you to complete the fun parts!

Did you know that your Union will help financially support your new club? Up to £500 for Sport Clubs!!

Recruit your members

Once the club is appoved you will be given a new club email address and a page on our website where members will be able to sign up - you will become an admin of this page so you can keep it up to date. You need a minimum of 5 paid members in your first 3 months, and then after this you must constantly maintain 10 paid members to keep your club running. Don't forget that all committee members must sign up and pay a membership too.

Most importantly enjoy your success!

You’ve done it! You have now created a new Sport Club from scratch – celebrate this at your first training session and enjoy the rest of the year – it’s going to be great! Don’t forget we will be here for support whenever you need it - even if everything is going well we still want to hear from you so we can help promote your club and any events you're planning!