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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:

Aikido

Check out The British Aikido Board which lists clubs Aikido in the UK.

American football

To locate an American football club in your local area, visit this interactive map.  This features each BAFA-affiliated clubs around the UK.

Archery

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.

Athletics

Use these resources to locate your nearest athletics opportunities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Badminton

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’.

Basketball

Locate your local basketball club by visiting England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland Basketball Association websites.

Boccia

Locate your local club in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Bowls

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.

Boxing

You can locate a local boxing club in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  Boxing is good for the mind and body, and there is no obligation to get in the ring!

Climbing

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.

Cricket

The ECB Cricket Network – Play Cricket – contains a lot of information to assist you with joining a local club in the UK. You may also learn about getting involved in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Cycling

British Cycling, Scottish Cycling, Welsh Cycling and Cycle NI offer a lot of guidance about racing tracks and clubs located throughout the UK.

Dodgeball

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.

Fencing

These resources will allow you to locate a club in either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Football

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.

Goalball

Check out this website  run by Goalball UK to locate a local club or for guidance on ways you can get involved. This may include taster sessions, officiating and volunteering.

Golf

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.

Gymnastics

British,Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Gymnastics offer free online tools to assist you in locating the gymnastic activity that’s nearby and right for you.

Handball

England, Scotland and Ireland’s governing bodies all offer free online tools to assist you in locating a club to get things going.

Hockey

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.

Ice hockey

Locate an Ice Hockey club and rink close to you by checking out the English and Welsh, Scottish, or Irish Ice Hockey Associations’ websites.

Ice skating

If you are new to ice skating, visit Skate UK, – this organisation offers a 10-stage programme to beginners.

Judo

To get started in your Judo career, check out the British Judo club finder. Alternatively, check out the NI Judo, Judo Scotland and Welsh Judo websites.

Ju-jitsu

You may locate your local Ju-jitsu club by checking out the British Ju-Jitsu Association website.

Karate

Check out either the English Karate Federation, Scottish Karate Governing Body, Wales Karate Governing Body or the Northern Ireland Karate Board websites to locate your nearest Karate club.

Kite surfing

Check out the British Kite Sports Association for in-depth information and guidance and to locate a local club.

Korfball

To locate a local Korfball club, check out the official website for England, Scotland or Wales near you.

Lacrosse

Locate your closest lacrosse club in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Modern pentathlon

The best way to get into modern pentathlon is to get to know each individual sport first.  Then locate your nearest club.

Netball

Locate a netball club in England,Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland to get involved.

Orienteering

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.

Paddleboarding

Check out the British Stand Up Paddle Association for guidance on getting started.

Roller sports

To locate a league or club locally, check out The Federation of Artistic Roller Skating, The Federation of Inline Speed Skating and UK Roller Derby Association.

Rowing

Locate your local rowing club in England,Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Rugby union

Check out a club in your area by checking out England Rugby,Irish Rugby,Scottish Rugby, or Welsh Rugby.

Running

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.

Sailing

Clubs are an affordable and practical way to get started in sailing. A great beginner’s resource is the RYA’s Get Afloat page. Here you will find how you can get yourself started.

Scuba diving

Check out the club finder to lcoate a local club.

Skiing

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.

Snowboarding

Located your nearest club in England,Scotland,Wales or Northern Ireland.

Squash

To learn more about squash in England, check out The England Squash website. You may also locate local clubs in Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland.

Surfing

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.

Swimming

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.

Table tennis

Locate your nearby club by checking out Table Tennis England , Table Tennis Wales , Table Tennis Scotland and Table Tennis Northern Ireland .

Taekwondo

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.

Tennis

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.

Underwater Hockey

British Octopush Association has a useful club finder signposting over 100 clubs in the UK.

Volleyball

You can locate a venue offering vollyball in England, Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland.

Walking

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.

Water polo

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.

Weightlifting

British Weightlifting’s club finder is by far the best place to get started in this fascinating sport.

Wrestling

Make use of the British Wrestling club finder to locate a club locally.

Yoga

Discover the whereabouts for your closest yoga class by checking out The British Wheel of Yoga, the Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland, Yoga Scotland, or the British Wheel of Yoga, Wales Region.

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