The Community Sport Hub project is an exciting and innovative approach to the development of sport in local communities. Community Sports Hubs are a key part of sportscotland’s contribution to legacy 2014. The project is delivered locally by High Life Highland. It aims to bring together all the key partners involved in sport to create a joint approach to its development which will lead to an increase in participation levels locally. The project has a particular focus on supporting Community Sport Clubs to deliver quality sports and physical activity opportunities to the whole community.
The development of Community Sport Hubs got underway in 2012 with hubs now established in Tain, Aviemore, Thurso and Dingwall. Are newest hubs are based around Ullapool and at Inverness Royal Academy and there are plans to develop more hubs across the Highlands between 2016 – 2019.
Aviemore | Dingwall | Tain | Thurso | Inverness Royal Academy | Ullapool | Nairn | Strathspey | Skye & Lochalsh
The aims of the Community Sport Hubs
in the Highlands are to:
- Encourage a more coordinated approach to the development of sport and physical activity within Highland Communities.
- Investigate if the sport and physical activity opportunities are meeting the local need.
- Provide a forum for all local sports clubs and partners to meet, share good practice, information and exchange ideas.
- Support our local Community Clubs to deliver quality sports provision.
- Collectively increase the quality and amount of sporting and physical activity opportunities within our local communities and increase participation levels.
- Create a package of quality sport and physical activity opportunities that is well promoted, easily accessible and caters for all within the community.
This is an exciting time for the development of local sport in the region; if you would like any further information please contact:
Katherine (Katie) Matthews, Community Sport Hubs Officer (North), High Life Highland
T: 01349 860841 or 07747842713
Donald Hall, Community Sport Hubs Officer (South), High Life Highland
T: 01349 860843 or 07795825626