Like sports? Live in or near Clapham? Then you really have no excuse not to get off your backside and get involved in some Clapham sports. It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that Clapham has a huge common and guess what, local residents definitely make the most of it. You can walk, run, cycle and skate around it and the many local parks for free, but if you fancy a bit of group or one-on-one action, this page lists some of Clapham’s sport clubs. Clubs and teams range from football, frisbee and lacrosse all the way to canoeing. Yeah, canoeing. Believe it!
If you run a Clapham sport club that isn’t listed here, please send us an email and we will add it.
Clapham area football clubs
Balham Blazers: a youth football club based in South London with age group teams who play in the Tandridge League and the London
Clapham Rovers: local football team that is part of the Senior Sunday Sportsman League.
Wandsworth Borough Football Club: a friendly club run on traditional values of sportsmanship and good discipline now celebrating their 75th anniversary. They currently run three senior sides and a vets side.
Clapham area rugby clubs
Battersea Ironsides: a small, friendly social rugby club, renowned for its hard rugby. Located in Earlsfield, just 7 miles from the centre of London.
Clapham area running clubs
Clapham Chasers: based at Cannons Gym (Battersea) this is a very social and friendly running club that welcomes everyone of all abilities.
Other Clapham sports clubs
Clapham Canoe Club: established in 1990, this club has been running for a long time with some hardcore members but it is also very welcome to newcomers.
Clapham Ladies Lacrosse Club: meets Tuesday nights in the summer and the winter with matches usually held on Sundays during the summer.
Clapham Ultimate: the local frisbee team. With matches played, this is far more serious than throwing a frisbee around your back garden!
Softball Sundays: held on Clapham Common, this is softball for people new to the sport and people who have played before.
Supernova Korfball Club: formed on the Common eleven summers ago, Supernova play indoors and do still play outdoor games by the Windmill. Indoors games take place at the Latchmere Leisure Centre down the road.
The Wandsworth Demons: Australian Rules Football Club, established in 1990 and based on Clapham Common. Played in the Summer and actively recruiting all year (but obviously the lead-up to the season is the most important time). Anyone is welcome to come down, from the seasoned veteran, to the Aussie guys who love the game but never really played, to the English/Irish/European etc who are keen to be taught the game.