c) Benefits of Club Membership

Clubs offer significant positive benefits for individuals and their communities including:

  • Practical benefits such as:
    • Facilities,
    • Equipment,
    • Structure and
    • Routine which facilitates regular exercise
    • Clubs make it easier to get involved in sports
    • Facilitating competition with “like minded people who share a common purpose”


Emotional benefits

        • Strong sense of personal pride, inclusion and belonging
    • The opportunity to social and make friends
    • General enjoyment and fun
    • A real sense of achievement (be it competition and winning, or personal improvement over time)
    • Can create a sense of Barriers to club membership and participation

More Club Participation Information

a) Club Participation
b) Membership
c) Benefits of Club Membership
d) Barriers to Joining Sports Clubs
e) Understanding the ‘funneling’ effect of Sports Participation
f) Re-engaging past Club members
g) Strategies Clubs can use to Attract and Retain Members
h) Disability Inclusion