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10 Best WordPress Themes for Sporting Clubs and Organizations

There’s nothing like the adrenaline of kicking a goal or scoring a touchdown. Sports is something that touches millions of people around the world. Which is why in every city, there are organizations built around encouraging people to take part. And a good website is key to that.

Playing team sports isn’t just about having fun with your friends, it’s also great exercise. Plus, there’s nothing like the rush of adrenalin when you score a touchdown, kick a goal, or hit a home run.

But team sport isn’t just about winning. It’s about bringing people together. It’s about teamwork and camaraderie. And for teams and leagues that have websites, celebrating coming together as a team is just as much off the field as much as it is on.

With a great website, sports teams and leagues are able display team and player profiles, publish upcoming game details, and leaderboards. Most sophisticated sports websites often sell merchandise via WooCommerce.

For players, being able to access all this information online, especially game day highlights and photo galleries, allows them to share links with friends and family and encourage others to join in their sport.

Here are 10 of the best WordPress themes designed especially for sports clubs and leagues. Each theme offers a modern design and many include features like fixtures lists and scoreboards, team and player profiles, and WooCommerce integration.

Splash is one of the most fully-featured sports themes available. Designed with basketball, football, soccer and baseball clubs in mind, it comes with four well-designed and fully customizable templates.

With Splash you can:

  • Create team and player profiles with photos, detailed descriptions and stats.
  • Manage team fixtures, display upcoming games, and show past game results.
  • Manage and display statistics for your teams, and where they sit on your league’s ladder.
  • Display game day highlights, team victories and players interviews in high quality video.
  • Embed audio commentary or your league’s podcast.
  • Get your fans excited with a countdown clock that ticks down the minutes until your next game.
  • WooCommerce integrates with Splash out-of-the-box so setting up your online store for team merchandise is easy.
  • Raise much-needed funds for your community sports club, accept donations via PayPal and display a fundraising progress bar as you work toward your goal.
  • Choose from the included presets or build custom equations using player metrics, events results, custom scoring, player performance and more.

This theme is also fully compatible with SportsPress, the most popular sports data plugin for WordPress.

This responsive sports theme has been designed specifically for football, aka soccer, clubs and leagues. It comes with some solid features, including player profiles, player lists, league tables, fixtures and results, and match reports.

It’s fully customizable via the WordPress Customizer, so you can update colors and fonts, and even use Google Fonts. There’s also full compatibility with WooCommerce if you want to sell team merchandise online.

Real Soccer is compatible with JoomSport, a plugin for managing sports leagues and tournaments.

Sport is a flexible WordPress theme designed for sporting clubs and grassroots community groups. With its modern design and modular layout, this theme is easy to customize and comes with lots of great features, including two pre-designed demos, an intuitive admin panel, gallery options for display game day highlights, header builder, support for touch devices and a great built-in page builder.

Other features include advanced blog option, custom widgets, shortcodes, video embeds and WooCommerce compatibility.

Gameday is a responsive sports media theme, so it’s not just for teams but for displaying news too. It features WooCommerce integration so you can quickly set up a store and start selling sports gear and team merchandise. There’s also a custom-built scoreboard for league leaderboards, a drag-and-drop homepage, and a slider on each category page so you easily display game day highlights.

For sites that advertise, this themes includes four different ad units (including a wallpaper ad).

Champion is a football/soccer theme designed with lots of fantastic sports-specific features including five header types, fixtures management, a points table manager, WooCommerce integration, a custom blog, video and parallax backgrounds, social network integration, team and player management, club trophies, and partner logos.

This theme includes other great features like WPBakery Page Builder for easy drag and drop customization, different gallery options so you can display game day photos, a responsive design, wide and boxed options, and one-click demo import.

Sporty is an all-rounder sports theme that can be customized for a range of sports, including football/soccer, American football, basketball, baseball, rugby, volleyball, ice hockey, handball and cricket. It’s compatible with the SiteOrigin drag and drop page builder, so customizing this theme is easy. There are also five custom widgets in addition to the 20+ that some with SiteOrigin.

Better connect with your fans with Oxigeno, a theme designed to help you display team information, publish details of upcoming games, and sell team merchandise. With its comprehensive options panel, unique page transitions and distinctive typography, this theme offers plenty of customizations so you can personalize it to suit your team. It also comes with a cost calculator, page builder, and shortcodes.

This soccer/football-centric theme has a stack of features that make it easy to set up and run a sports website, including:

  • Match fixtures and details
  • Points tables
  • Recent results
  • Upcoming matches
  • Club rankings and listings
  • Club profiles
  • Player listings and profiles

This theme also comes with advertising blocks so you can promote club sponsors and partners. Other features include WooCommerce, WPBakery Page Builder, and Themeum Soccer integration.

Sports Club is a great option, whether you’re setting up a club website, sports event site, sports news website or children’s sports club page. It comes with a stack of shortcodes to help you display game shorts, videos, showcase your players, publish sports stats, and sell equipment and gear.

This theme is ideal for:

  • Local sports club that wants to display news and upcoming match details
  • Sports news sites that wants to publish articles
  • Sports equipment and merchandise stores that wants to sell gear online
  • Sports events that need advertising for upcoming dates

Xtreme Sports club is a creative, modern and responsive design that is ideal for any kind of sports website, extreme sports, sports club or online sports shop. It features a stunning fullwidth header slider. But mostly isn’t best suited to sports groups that want to sell merchandise and gear online thanks to its compatibility with WooCommerce.

There are three different homepage layouts so you can choose which one best suits you. It also comes with WPBakery Page Builder and Slider Revolution.

Conclusion

Whether you want to set up a simple website for your football team or a comprehensive online home for your league and all its teams, you’re bound to find the right theme in this list. And if not, check out our theme marketplace for more.

When choosing a theme, keep in mind what features you need. While all of the themes above offer different combinations of features such as scoreboards, team and player management, and even scoring calculations, each theme does it differently.

And don’t forget you can customize the look and feel of these themes with plugins like WPBakery Page Builder, which is often bundled with themes.

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About the Author Raelene Morey

Raelene Morey is the Chief Bird at Words By Birds, a digital writing agency that helps busy WordPress businesses create better content. Formerly managing editor at WPMU DEV. Computer science grad turned newspaper journalist turned web writer. When she’s not taming browser tabs she likes brunching and bushwalking.