Community Sports Hub
What is a Community Sports Hub?
Community Sports Hubs are one of sportscotland’s key programmes. They are designed to increase the number of people participating in sport within local communities by improving access to sport and supporting local sports clubs to work together as part of a Hub.
They bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community. They focus on sustainable, community-led approaches that get clubs working together to develop welcoming, safe and fun environments for sport. A Hub can be based around local facilities (e.g. sports centres, community centres, the natural environment and/or schools) or can be a network of sports clubs sharing best practice and CPD.
Each Hub will be unique but the common thread is that each hub works to the following five principles:
- Growth in participation
- Understanding community needs
- Supporting community leadership
- Offering a range of sports
- Ensuring all the appropriate groups are working together
- Increase in club membership (some hub clubs have seen membership increase by 30-40%!)
- General better access to local sports facilities
- Developing links with schools to improve participation pathways
- Additional access to training opportunities for coaches & volunteers
- Share ideas and network with other sports clubs within the local community
- Increasing the profile of the club and attract new coaches & volunteers
- Dyce Community Sports Hub
- Garthdee Community Sports Hub
- Lochside Community Sports Hub
- Mid-Deeside Community Sports Hub
- Northfield Community Sports Hub
Interested in being part of a hub?
If your club would be interested in becoming part of a Community Sports Hub, please visit our website or contact us.
T: 01224 507691