Registration of Sports Clubs

A Sports Club is a recognised organisation formed to promote health, physical well-being and the acquisition and refinement of physical skills.  Sports Clubs can have different goals depending on the interests of their members: they can be competitive, recreational or instructional in nature.  Clubs may be represented in competition or may conduct intra-club activities such as practice, instruction, social and tournament play.  Registering a Sports Club allows the club to apply for financial and other forms of support from the government.

How do I register?

To be eligible for registration the following criteria must be met:

  • The group's purpose and activity must be consistent with the objectives of the National Sports Policy.
  • The group must engage in one or more sporting activities.
  • The group must be financially self-reliant.


Each new sport club is required to submit a Constitution and complete a Sport Club Application Form giving the following details:


  • The name of the Club.
  • Its aims and purposes.
  • Its address or usual meeting place.
  • The names of the Club's officers (e.g. president, secretary, treasurer).
  • The names of those who have agreed to take financial responsibility for the Club's activities.
  • A note of the anticipated number of Club members.


A decision on the application for registration will normally be available within two weeks, and the Sport Club will be notified in writing to the Club's secretary.  Certificates will be provided once a club is registered.


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Where can I find more information?

For more information about registration of sporting clubs, please contact the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.


Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs 

12 Abercromby Street

Port of Spain

Trinidad, West Indies

Tel. (868) 625-5622/4

Fax. (868) 624-5505

Opening hours:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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