Updated 18th May 2020
During these unprecedented times and looking to the future when Scotland does begin to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, Sports Councils and ClubSport networks have a hugely important and significant role to play at a local level. We are working hard to support our members, providing advice and guidance where we can. Below is a summary of actions we have taken most recently:
- SAVE THE DATE - at this stage we are aiming to go ahead with this years Conference on Saturday 12th September. However, this will be subject to Government guidance but we will keep members up to date. Councillor Euan Jardine from the Scottish Borders is the Executive Member for Culture and Sport and is our first confirmed speaker for this year. We will post updates on the programme as they develop and will circulate the Booking Form shortly.
- We attended an information session on Magic Little Grants last week, you can download an information sheet about this fund here.
- We have been invited to participate in the Observatory for Sport in Scotland's Webinar on 10th June discussing volunteering and community sport. Our Vice-Chair Rick Kenney will be on the panel. We will share further information on the Webinar when it is made available.
- We continue to receive annual Affilation returns from our members, we understand it may be difficult to complete this at this time and thank those who have been in touch regarding this. If you are a Sports Council or ClubSport network in Scotland and are not a current member but are interested in becoming one please see our Benefits Leafet which can be downloaded here or e-mail email@example.com.
- Our first Financial Support Workshop took place on Monday 11th May with clubs from East Ayrshire and Lewis & Harris Sports Councils attending. If you would like to organise one of these workshops please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. They are free for our members and clubs to attend. Feedback has been extremely positive - "The workshop was excellent", "Found out more information about funding opportunities for local clubs", "Excellent workshop, keep this great service going", "Simple and straight foward presentations. Adam was friendly and knowledgeable".
- We are offering Development Plan support to our members and have received notes of interest from members who are interested in beginning the process, if you are interested in receiving this support please e-mail email@example.com.
- Our decision to cancel the 2020 Bowls Tournaments was a difficult decision to make but in these uncertain times the right decision. We have informed the Bowls Clubs and Sports Councils who were due to host the Ladies, Gents and the new Mixed Tournaments and thank them for their undertstanding. We look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 Tournaments!
- We continue to share information on our Facebook page which can be found here.
We appreciate that our members will have concerns about the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For the latest Scottish Government information, including today's update on symptoms, please use this link.
We wish our members well during this difficult time.
Welcome to Scottish ClubSport, the new identity for the Scottish Assocation of Local Sports Councils (SALSC).
Expanding on the nature and unique structure of sports councils Scottish ClubSport is committed to growing the foundations put in place over the last 40 years by SALSC. The evolution of a national and local structure relevant to the sporting landscape of today will see sports councils embrace new opportunities and a modernised clubsport framework, engage knowledge and empower sports networks to work together at a local level.
Scottish ClubSport has identified priority areas, they are:
- Membership Development
- Volunteer Support
- Advocacy Activity
- Strong Governance
The transformation to Scottish ClubSport will bring change within the membership also; a modernised identity and framework implemented by more sports councils will develop the clubsport model further and a new wave of members will be identified across Local Authority areas not currently included in the membership.
Historically sports councils were set up as geographically based local sports networks representing the interests of sports clubs within their respective areas, this core role will not change, the aim of Scottish ClubSport is to strengthen this role within the sporting landscape. Sports councils were established to create unique links between clubs, Local Authorities and locally elected members, a critical role which is maintained today.