In this guide, aptly titled ‘A-Z List of UK Sports Clubs for Better Mental Health’, we signpost you to UK-based clubs for a bunch of different sporting activities.
We have attempted to construct a comprehensive list as much as possible. If you feel we have made any omissions, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll kindly make an update.
By joining a sporting club, you truly give your mental health a positive boost. You will get fit and healthy. You will meet new friends and form new, positive memories that will last a lifetime.
No matter how young or old you may be, we believe this list offers value to everybody.
Get started by inspecting the list below. Don’t rule any sport out before you have learnt more about it.
No matter what your current fitness level may be, we truly believe you will find multiple new sporting interests by carefully inspecting this list below.
Without further ado, you can now read and benefit from this A-Z guide to UK sporting clubs and associations:
Check out The British Aikido Board which lists clubs Aikido in the UK.
To locate an American football club in your local area, visit this interactive map. This features each BAFA-affiliated clubs around the UK.
The most effective means of getting into archery is to locate an archery club in your local area by making use of the information located on Archery GB’s club finder.
Check out these club locators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Alternatively, you may contact your nearest leisure centre if you wish to test out this fantastic sport. If you wish to progress, joining a club is a must!
Baseball & softball
Locate your local club by using the Baseball Softball UK club finder. Hit the Pitch is a programme aimed at beginners and an excellent way to become acquainted with a sport that’s considered the ‘past-time of American’.
Why not check out Scottish Bowls or Bowls Scotland, Welsh Bowling Association , Irish Bowling Association and Bowls England? This will allow you to locale clubs in your area. Contrary to popular belief, bowls is a sport all-ages may enjoy.
British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is a fantastic resource if you wish to locate a club in England and Wales. If you happen to live in Scotland, contact the Mountaineering Scotland. If you live in Northern Ireland, contact Mountaineering Ireland.
Yes, dodgeball is not just a film title. You can enter your postcode into the British Dodgeball Association’s website to locate a club that’s nearby.
Locate a football club in England, Wales,Scotland or Northern Ireland to get started. If you played many years ago, know it’s not too late to get involved. If you are a woman, don’t assume football is a man’s sport. It isn’t.
Scottish Golf offers a club finder on its website to assist you in finding your nearest course. You can find an equivalent service on England Golf’s website. The Golf Union of Ireland opeates a fantastic golf academy. The Golf Development Wales allows you to locate your nearest club in Wales.
Play Hockey is an excellent first port of call if you are new to the game or wanting in return to it after a break. Enter your postcode to find your local clubs.
If you are new to ice skating, visit Skate UK, – this organisation offers a 10-stage programme to beginners.
You may locate your local Ju-jitsu club by checking out the British Ju-Jitsu Association website.
Check out the British Kite Sports Association for in-depth information and guidance and to locate a local club.
The best way to get into modern pentathlon is to get to know each individual sport first. Then locate your nearest club.
British Orienteering is able to assist you in locating a local club. You may also discover learn more from Scottish Orienteering, the Welsh Orienteering Association, or the NI Orienteering Association.
Check out the British Stand Up Paddle Association for guidance on getting started.
To learn more about running, including advice, training, races, and the whereabouts of local clubs, an excellent place to begin is by browsing the following websites: Run Together, Jog Scotland, Run Wales and Northern Ireland Running.
Check out the club finder to lcoate a local club.
Discover where your nearest centre is in England,Wales or Scotland. The Ski Club of Northern Ireland has a Facebook page too. There’s much information to digest over at Disability Snowsport if you wish to get involved with inclusive skiing.
Surfing England can help locate a local surf school or club. This the ideal place to get started for both beginners or those with some experience but want to compete.
Discover how you may take your swimming to that next level in England, Wales,Scotland and Northern Ireland. Another good resource is Swim England’s pool finder. This will help you locate a local swimming bath.
Advice and guidance regarding where you can find your nearest club can be accessed via British Taekwondo, British Taekwondo Council, Taekwondo Association of Northern Ireland, Taekwondo Scotland and Taekwondo Cymru websites.
The Lawn Tennis Association has various schemes including Go Hit It, Tennis Tuesdays and Advantage tennis training, to help you improve your game. The Tennis Foundation has inclusive ways to get involved and there is LTA Minis Tennis which is suitable for children aged between 3-10 years old.
British Octopush Association has a useful club finder signposting over 100 clubs in the UK.
If you wish to take up walking in some fantastic locations in your area, Walk4Life is the best place to get ideas. This website lists over 80,000 routes.
Believe it or not, there are more than 300 UK-based water polo clubs. For more information regarding where you may play water polo, check out Swim Ulster in Northern Ireland, Scottish Swimming,Swim Wales and British Swimming.
British Weightlifting’s club finder is by far the best place to get started in this fascinating sport.
Make use of the British Wrestling club finder to locate a club locally.