Sport unites millions of people around the world. A website is an essential destination to bring your players ad fans together. Discover our pick of the best website templates for sporting clubs.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.