WHAT IS A COMMUNITY SPORTS HUB?
SportScotland provide the following answer to this question:
Community sport hubs provide a home for sport.
They focus on the clubs and other local organisations that want to work together to improve the sport offered in their local community.
A community sport hub is focused on the clubs around a sport centre, community centre, school, park or a playing field pavilion. In some cases a community sport hub combines a number of these places, or it may simple centre on a single-venue hosting many clubs. The ‘hub’ is essentially a collective of progressive sport clubs working together in a local community.
HOW DOES GARIOCH COMMUNITY SPORTS HUB RELATE TO THIS DEFINITION?
Garioch CSH operates out of the Garioch Sports Centre, one of our partners. We comprise of 27 member clubs, some of whom are represented on the committee.
Together the committee aims to provide and meet the needs of these clubs based on first hand research collected from the clubs by providing subsidised training courses and sharing best practice between clubs. Whilst many of our clubs are based from the Garioch Sports Centre, not all of them are and in that respect we are a very flexible and open hub that welcomes all members from within a six mile radius of Inverurie.
WHAT ARE THE KEY OBJECTIVES OF A COMMUNITY SPORTS HUB?
Every Sports Hub in Scotland has the following five objectives to meet. The way each Hub decides to approach each one is a matter of discretion for each Hub Committee, considering the needs of the local area. The five objectives are:
• Growth in participation
• Engage the local community
• Promote community leadership
• Offer a range of sporting opportunities
• Bring all appropriate (key) partners/ groups/people together
These are reflected in our Action Plan Link Action Plan to the Action Plan page of website
HOW DO WE DO IT?
The Garioch CSH Committee is comprised of representatives from Member clubs that work together in identifying the best, realistic opportunities arising for member clubs (this may include a new training course or information on funding) and looking into providing courses at a subsidised rate or passing on the information to our member clubs.
We meet once a month to discuss how we are progressing with various matters, including our Action Plan and the respective outcomes contained within.
We are all voluntary, whilst being supported by Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Sports Hub Officer Andrew Watson.
We receive annual funding from SportScotland as well as applying for grants from various bodies. We are presently looking for commercial partners to advertise on our website. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Check out the Volunteering page to find out more information on specific posts that we have available. In addition, please feel free to drop us an email if you would like to help us out in any way! We appreciate any support from the community. Please contact email@example.com