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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. 

CMAE News Highlights

  • Major discounts for CMAE Members at BMI International 2014

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  • Successful First Event for the Midlands & North Region

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Management Development Programme

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This is a series of courses and learning opportunities designed not only for those working as club managers, club secretaries and in other senior positions at sports, city and business clubs today, but also for those who aspire to these roles in the future. 

Whether you are a student leaving university seeking a career in club management, an established business manager seeking a new challenge in the club industry, OR an existing club manager looking to broaden your knowledge and improve your reputation in the industry, the CMAE Management Development Programme is for you. 

The programme is being staged in Scotland, Spain, France, England and Sweden in the coming months, and the CMAE are currently in discussion with venues elsewhere in Europe for future years.

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New: Clubhouse Europe

New for 2013 is the CMAE's official publication, Clubhouse Europe.

This magazine features quality best practices and industry news, with top club managers from across the world contributing to the content: Includes Gregg Patterson, Club Manager of the Beach Club; and Julian Small, CEO of the Wentworth Club.

Members of the association will receive this publication for free as part of a membership benefit. Non-members can subscribe to receive either a hard copy or digital copy. For more information, including advertising space, please click on the link below.

> Clubhouse 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.

Careers Service

The CMAE would like to introduce CMM Express, a new and innovative recruitment solution from our official supplier, Colt Mackenzie McNair. Designed to work alongside existing recruitment methods, with no upfront fees, CMM will deliver a targeted search in 10 working days. This service has been specifically designed for junior through to department roles.

To find out more about this service, please contact Ryan McKinnia on +44 (0) 1344 292299, or email

Online Networking

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


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Corporate Partners


Circle Insurance Services Plc

Official Suppliers


Kerry London

Oliva Nova - Beach & Golf Resort


Thomson Perrett and Lobb

Thomas & Thomas

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