We recognise the importance of sport and physical activity in improving the health of people in Medway and we aim to help people get active on a more regular basis.

This is made possible through the support and diversity of Medway sports clubs. Medway Sport provides support and advice to all Medway based clubs, helping sports clubs to re-engage the community of Medway during a global pandemic.

Medway Council and partner agencies are working together to become a child friendly city, where all children and young people have a say in the local decisions that shape their lives.

We want to help sports clubs to develop into places where young people's voices are recognised, and where they feel safe, protected, valued, and included.


Active Kent & Medway run workshops to help sports clubs to become more welcoming, friendly, accessible and inclusive.

They engage with members of the local community to maximise the benefits for both the club and the community, as well as focus on helping sports clubs with finances, management and marketing.

Book a workshop.

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross-sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It represents higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management. Since it ceased in 2019, some national governing bodies (NGB) of sport, have continued their own accreditation schemes.

Sport England has a 3 tier Health Check Tool on its Club Matters platform. It supports Medway Sports Clubs that are working towards offering a high quality, welcoming environment for its members.

Club Matters is Sport England’s one stop shop for sports clubs. It provides free, convenient and practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club. It also offers free guidance, support and learning on all aspects of running a club.

The Club Matters website brings together all the previous support for clubs which included:

  • Club Leaders
  • Help for Clubs
  • the Clubmark website.

Find out more on the Sport England Club Matters website.

Active Kent & Medway provide a range of courses which are open to everyone interested in improving their knowledge and skills in areas of:

  • coaching
  • safeguarding
  • disability sport
  • equality
  • effective communication.

Book a workshop.


Our network of sports clubs aims to promote and develop a voice for sport in Medway.

Any sports club in Medway can register for free and gain access to the network. It offers club-to-club support in areas including:

  • funding
  • facility development
  • coach education
  • developing links to schools and the community
  • general club development issues.

You will also receive regular e-newsletters offering the latest news and updates from sports development across Kent and Medway, as well as up-to-date information from those within the sporting community.

Please contact medwaysport@medway.gov.uk.

You can start raising funds for your sports club with Medway Lottery.

It is free to set up and could provide helpful, additional financial support for developing your sports club.

With 50 tickets a week you can raise £1,300 every year. Tickets are £1 a week with a top prize of £25,000. Medway Council takes a small percentage from every ticket sold to cover the costs of running the lottery.

After the Christmas and New Year celebrations, many people will want to get fit and try out a new sport.

Medway sports clubs are encouraged to be part of our New Sport, New You social media campaign and taster sessions to showcase their sport and recruit new members.

There are currently over 160 sports clubs in Medway that are open to the local community, many of which have achieved minimum operating standards for their sport.

If you need information on a sport not mentioned please contact us and we will help you find a suitable club. If your sports club is not listed, please get in touch.

View the sports club directory.


Medway Sport and local sports clubs offer weekly sessions offering free informal pop-up sport and activities for all abilities and ages.

Medway Sport will work with sports clubs that meet the minimum operating standards, to offer and promote these sessions for free to the local community.

Children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for free school meals will be able to access free activities during the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays with their families.

Medway Sport works with a number of local partners and sports clubs that meet the minimum operating standards, to deliver the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) across Medway.

The Mini Youth Games is our flagship school games series where primary school children compete in a wide range of sporting competitions.

The games have been running for more than 20 years, with around 4,000 primary school children now taking part in the series every year.

Sports clubs can get involved in the series as partner clubs of specific sporting competitions. They can offer taster sessions in their own sport or provide volunteer support to the Medway Sport Team.

Working with local schools, we offer links between schools and clubs to strengthen the pathway for children and young people to enjoy sport and physical activity throughout their lives.

Strong school-2-club links allow young people to try new sports and feel comfortable in a club environment.


The Medway Sports Awards shines a light on the achievements of Medway's finest sportsmen and women from clubs, teams and individuals, as well as coaches, volunteers and teachers.

Olympic gold medal winners Max Whitlock, Greg Rutherford and Anthony Joshua have been among the guests of honour to have attended the awards in recent years.

The 2022 Awards nomination qualification period will incorporate achievements by individuals, clubs, teams and schools since the last awards in December 2018.

Medway is gearing up for a fabulous summer of sport with organisations to help residents keep fit, try something new and take advantage of the great facilities available in Medway.

We need local sports clubs to get involved and be a part of our active summer of sport.

Email medwaysport@medway.gov.uk to find out how to get involved.

View last year's summer of sport.

As we count down to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games during February and March 2022, Medway Sport celebrates our local winter sports clubs and the inspirational Olympians and Paralympians.

Over 5,000 athletes from 72 Commonwealth nations are expected to compete at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

From the 28 July to 8 August 2022, the community of Medway will have a chance to explore sports that will feature at Birmingham in 2022.