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Inverness Royal Academy Community Sport Hub

The Model (School Based)

This community sport hub is based around Inverness Royal Academy and sports centre.


Inverness Royal Academy Community Sport Hub has been developed in partnership with the school, High Life Highland, community clubs and national governing body staff.  The group will work together to provide:

  • A vibrant facility that meets the needs of its users and promotes local sporting opportunities.
  • Effective pathways between schools and clubs, allowing young people to reach their potential.
  • A home for sport in the local area where clubs can meet to share ideas, resources and promote their sport to the local community.

Who is Involved:

The Inverness Royal Academy Community Sport Hub is the first hub within the town of Inverness.  It was decided to create this project alongside the development of a new school and community sports facility which is operated by High Life Highland.   A community engagement meeting was held in early 2016 and there was clear buy in to the project from a range of clubs & stakeholders.

School: Inverness Royal Academy has a school roll of approximately 950 and 9 feeder schools that have a combined school roll of 1400.  The school management and PE department support the project.

Key Aspirations For 2019/20:

  • Build strong foundations towards a sustainable community sport hub.
  • Set up a working group with the right balance of people to help develop & deliver the CSH project.
  • Strengthen the link between sports clubs, the school and facility.

Meetings are held quarterly in the school PE classroom, please get in touch if you wish to find out more about the project or attend a meeting, all welcome.


Clachnacuddin Football Club 

Highland Bears Basketball Club 

Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club

Inverness Gymnastics Club

Inverness Tennis Academy

Inverness Tennis & Squash Club 

Inverness City Junior Badminton Club

Inverness Netball Club 

Inverness City Lions Basketball Club 

IRA disability football 

Inverness & District Indoor Bowling Club 



Key Contacts:

Community Sport Hub Officer: Donald Hall

T: 01349 781691 / 07795 825626

E: [email protected]


Active Schools Coordinator: Sarah Liebnitz

T: 01463 712359

E: [email protected]


Facility Manager: Catriona Fraser

T: 01463 712844

E: [email protected]