community sports hubs (CSH)
Hubs bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community.
They focus on sustainable, community-led approaches that get clubs working together to develop welcoming, safe and fun environments for sport.
Hubs are Lottery-funded and are one of sportscotland's key programmes which contributes to legacy and aims to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in local communities across Scotland.
The common thread that binds all hubs together is that they work to be sustainable, and they follow these five principles:
Hubs involve everyone in the community – players, coaches, volunteers, schools, community councils, facilities and active school coordinators to work together to achieve goals of that community. sportscotland says the ethos behind the CSH programme is that "when sport clubs and local organisations work in partnership, share information, resources and expertise, they become stronger".
There are many benefits in joining a Hub. Some of the ways we can help are:
Attendance to meetings is essential to ensure the priorities for the hub are shared. This also gives the clubs a chance to share knowledge, expertise and support.
The Hub officer in Shetland is Louise Malcolmson. Louise has a dual role of Hub officer and Active Schools Coordinator which will allow her to develop strong links between schools and communities which will also help develop progression and sporting pathways.
You can contact Louise directly at Hayfield House, Lerwick, ZE1 0QD on 01595 744011 or at firstname.lastname@example.org