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SALSC Local Sports Council of the Year 2018

published: 24 September, 2018

The nomination process required us to compile a 500 word submission based on the criteria below. Sports Council of the Year This is a new, reviewed category; combining previous categories of social media/online, youth initiative and project/event of the year – all nominations must highlight the impact the Sports Council has had within their local community; whether it be with a specific event, project or initiative, significant progress a Sports Council has made with their online activity, how a Sports Council has developed through the recruitment of staff or new volunteers for example.
Local Sports Council of the Year 2018

published: 24 September, 2018

Aberdeenshire Sports Council are delighted to announce that at the SALSC National conference at the weekend in Stirling we won the Local Sports Council of the Year for a second consecutive year. Our Chair Jackie Smith and President Alan Still collected the award and paid tribute to the hard work of the volunteers on the executive committee and our 300+ member clubs.
*Garioch Sports Centre Tennis Facility Development*

published: 23 August, 2018

The Garioch Sports Centre development project has a hugely exciting ambition to build a 3 court indoor tennis facility alongside its existing extensive facilities. This indoor tennis provision will cost in the region of £1.2 million - £1.6 million and will be the first of its type in rural Aberdeenshire. A public consultation meeting evening is being held on Monday 27th August 19.00 at the Garioch Sports Centre. You are invited with any other club representatives to come along to hear about the exciting development plans and to ask any questions you may have about the proposed facilities. If you can please confirm if you wish to attend by emailing kevin.bonarius@gariochsports.co.uk before Monday 27th August, Thank you.
Sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards 2018 - open for nominations

published: 22 August, 2018

We are now inviting nominations for the sportscotland COV Awards 2018. The sportscotland COV Awards provide an opportunity to recognise the fantastic people who work day-in and day-out to deliver a world class sporting system for everyone in Scotland. The awards are a chance to publicly celebrate coaches, officials and volunteers involved in sport in Scotland. There are 13 categories in this year’s awards: Coaching • Young coach (25 years or under) • Young person’s coach • Community coach • Performance development coach • High performance coach • Disability coach • Coach developer • Coaching chain • Lifetime achievement in coaching Officiating • Technical official Volunteering • Volunteer of the year • Young volunteer of the year • Lifetime achievement in volunteering You can find out more about last year’s winners here. Click here to find out more about the criteria for each category and to submit a nomination. The closing date for nominations is 11am on Friday 7 September 2018. Please share this with your network, and help us to recognise some of the amazing coaches, officials and volunteers contributing to a world class sporting system for everyone. Share on Twitter _______________________________________________________________ sportscotland – the national agency for sport spòrsalba - am buidheann nàiseanta airson spòrs Follow us on twitter and facebook Awarding funds from The National Lottery
Clubs Open Doors Week 23rd – 30th September 2018

published: 09 August, 2018

AIM: To engage with all clubs across Scotland as part of Year of Young People (YoYP) and UK Active European Week of Sport. To give local communities an opportunity to be part of the year and open their doors to local young people and their families during European Week of Sport. For further info on YoYP and European week of sport please click on the links. NATIONAL CONTEXT: sportscotland are supporting the Active strand of the YoYP 2018. This would allow all our partners to engage in an activity locally and for the local clubs and communities to feel both part of the year and a connection to the European week of sport. sportscotland made a commitment to engage with local and national partners throughout the year. It would also provide an opportunity to offer a meaningful legacy to the European Games in Glasgow where during the Games we will signpost visitors to this week to find out what is available to them and their families locally. LOCAL FIT: An opportunity for local partners to promote their clubs to their local communities through whatever model they choose at whatever point suits them and their communities during the week. This can be in the form of having a free taster option during their normal training slots or run a ‘bring a friend session’ so their current members can bring someone with them; they can put on a whole weekend of activity or join up with other clubs or have a CSH come and try event at their hub site – it really is whatever is most suitable for them to do. RESOURCES: We will provide free online branded Clubs Open Door Week resources that partners can download to help promote their activity. There will also be a sign-up function that we will use to nationally promote the activities available through an interactive map and on social media platforms. These can be found on our website: http://www.sportscotland.org.uk/clubsopendoors NEXT STEPS: - Communicate this opportunity to your local clubs / CSHs / community groups and relevant partners. - Join up with other teams across AS / SD / CSHO / SGBs / RDMs to work together and deliver events in a joined-up approach where suitable. - Encourage partners / clubs to use the sign-up function so we can help promote all activity that is being planned through our social media platforms and to promote their own clubs using the following hashtags; #ClubsOpenDoors2018 and #BeActive.

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