Community Sports Hub/Young People as Leaders in Sport

What is a community sports hub?

As part of the Scottish Government’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy for local communities a new initiative to introduce Community Sport Hubs are being ‘run out’ across the country.

The aim of Community Sports Hubs (CSH) is to provide local communities with a more dynamic approach to developing sports on a local basis. They will be the focal point for local clubs and sport organisations and be crucial in the development of a sporting infrastructure within Scotland.

In conjunction with local clubs and providers of physical activity, the CSH will work to develop participation and ensure East Dunbartonshire has a better provision across a wide range of sports and physical activities. An integral element of this project is to offer support and development of a team of local participants to implement the activities in the region.

Each community sport hub within East Dunbartonshire is unique, and develops a simple plan. Graphic of bullet points

Each hub will aim to these five principles:
•    Growth in participation
•    Understanding community need
•    Supporting community leadership
•    Offering a range of sports
•    Ensuring all the right people are working together

 

Can a Community Sports Hub or Young people as leaders in sport support your club?

  • Growth in participation
  • Funding
  • Business support
  • Coach and volunteer development
  • Share best practice with other clubs
  • Engage the local community
  • Facility development

The aim of Community Sports Hubs is to provide local communities with a more dynamic approach to developing sports on a local basis. They will be the focal point for local clubs and sport organisations and be crucial in the development of a sporting infrastructure within Scotland.

Within East Dunbartonshire we now have 4 Hubs identified and operational:

  • Milngavie & Bearsden Sports Club
  • CSH - Kirkintilloch
  • Huntershill Community Sports Hub
  • Lenzie Community Sports Hub

For more information regarding these hubs or if your club wishes to join one of them, please contact the Club & Volunteer Development Officer.

Young people as leaders in sport

What are a Young people as leaders in sport? 

Young people as leaders in sport is a fresh approach to ensuring that every community sport hub has the views and opinions of young people at the heart of the decision-making process.

By consulting with other young people at the hub, by joining the committee and by leading on specific roles within the hub, Young people as leaders in sport can help shape the future of hubs and of sport in our local communities.

The Young people as leaders in sport programme has been developed for sportscotland by the Young people's sport panel.  

Could you be a Young people as leaders in sport?

Are you aged between 14 and 25 and can commit some of your time to working in partnership with the local community? Help to develop pathways and increase the number of people, from primary school pupils through to older adults, participating in sport and physical activity, encouraging them to adopt more active and healthier lifestyles.

What will I get out of it?

  • Gain new qualifications
  • Employability skills
  • Enhance CV
  • Gain experience
  • Enjoy new environments
  • Volunteer opportunity
  • Enhance further education

If you are interested in becoming a Young people as leaders in sport or would like further information please complete the form  in the Young Hub Leader leaflet or contact Stuart Alexander by email: stuart.alexander@eastdunbarton.gov.uk