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Eligibility for a SportsPass

The scheme is open to sports persons and coaches who fulfil the criteria below:

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Aberdeenshire

  2. The card will be valid for a period of one year from the date of issue

  3. For half price access you need to be a member of the Scottish training squad at full or age group level. For a Free Pass you must be selected regularly from the Scottish squad to take part in International competition. Proof of squad selection or international call up must be provided by your National Governing Body. For some sports we recognise the set up can be different and will look at each case. SportsPass Free - Internationals and 50% discount for National Squad Selection.

  4. If you move outside Aberdeenshire the card will no longer be valid and must be returned. If your new address is still within Aberdeenshire you should send your card to the SportsPass office where a new card will be issued.

  5. Should your squad status change then you must inform the SportsPass office. If your squad status changes because of short term injury for example then continued use of your SportsPass will be at Aberdeenshire Council's discretion in consultation with your National Governing Body.

  6. Applicants must agree to take part wherever possible in appropriate publicity and promotional events on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council or Aberdeenshire Sports Council.

Conditions of Use

  1. The coaches' SportsPass is only for use by the coach when accompanying an athlete SportsPass holder for the purposes of supervising their training

  2. The athletes' SportsPass is only for training; either sports specific or fitness related

  3. The SportsPass is valid at any Aberdeenshire Council facility where special arrangements have been made. A list of centres is available. If the facility in which you wish to train is not on this list please contact the SportsPass office and arrangements may be made.

  4. Your SportsPass must be presented every time you use a facility. At some facilities, you may be asked to sign in. This is to help us monitor the scheme

  5. All applicants are bound to abide by the rules and regulations in force at the facility.

  6. The officer in charge of the facility reserves the right to refuse admission for any reason

  7. Advance booking of facilities is at the discretion of the officer in charge.

  8. Please note: No children under 16 are allowed to use fitness suites/weights rooms in Aberdeenshire Council facilities unless as a SportsPass holder under the supervision of their coach.

  9. Your photo must always be clearly displayed on the SportsPass card.

SportsPass Facilities

pdf iconFacilites Currently Accepting SportsPass

SportsPass Application

pdf iconSportsPass Application Form

SportsPass Office Contact

Christine Edward: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday(am) Tel: 01261 813383

Aberdeenshire Sports Council,
1 Church Street, Macduff, AB44 1UR

Email: sports.council@aberdeenshire.gov.uk