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Welcome to the Club Managers Association of Europe

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) is a non-profit making professional association with members involved in the management of sports clubs (golf, tennis, sailing and other sports), health & fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining clubs located throughout Europe. 

The CMAE is also a pan-European ‘unifying’ organisation for a variety of national professional associations for club managers and secretaries. National associations can affiliate with the CMAE, thereby giving their membership access to CMAE education programmes, international activities and events. 

News Highlights

Critical Management Training available nearer to you!

Thanks to a new partnership initiative between London and Home Counties and Midland and North Regions of CMAE, our Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for club industry professionals will be available at the central location of Warwick University in England, in 2016. Read More

1st Joe Perdue Bursary Winner Announced!

The European Club Education Foundation (ECEF) would like to thank all those who submitted nominations for the 1st Joe Perdue Bursary. Read More

1st Diploma for Portuguese Managers

Miguel Lourenco has become the first Portuguese Club Manager to obtain CMAE’s Club Management Diploma. Read More



Management Development Programme
A series of courses designed not only for experienced club managers to further their career, but also aspiring club managers.


Certified Club Manager
The CMAE offers club managers two levels of certification - the Club Management Diploma (CMDip) and the globally-recognised Certified Club Manager (CCM).


European Club Education Foundation
The ECEF is a fund set up to invest a considerable sum of money into the development of Club Management Education Programmes in Europe.

Club Industry News

The association produces a monthly e-newsletter - ClubNetworker, which is filled with the latest news in the club industry, plus updates about the CMAE and partners. To subscribe, please Click Here.

Online Networking

If you wish to network with club managers and the association, please Click Here.


Premier Corporate


Circle Golf Insurance

Corporate Partners




Official Suppliers


Oliva Nova - Beach & Golf Resort





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