"It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice."
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Coming to the end of a busy year was an ideal time for SALSC to circulate an Update on activities.
DeCember 2016 update
At the end of a busy sporting year the SALSC Board and Staff would like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2016 has seen several highlights, including:
Launching the National Guide to Local Sports Councils
Running workshops for Sports Councils, including Social Media
2016 Annual Seminar in Glenmore Lodge
Launching the SALSC Development Fund
Direct work with Scottish Governing Bodies, Sported, sportscotland and Scottish Student Sport.
With a membership of 38 Sports Councils covering 2,850 Clubs, SALSC aims to develop this membership by promoting Sports Councils and their benefits to increase membership and the number of young people involved in Sports Councils, through partnership working and development opportunities.
SALSC are delighted to continue our partnership into 2017 with East Kilbride based Glencairn Crystal, who have supplied the Service to Sport Awards for the last two years. Previous winners have noted their delight at receiving such a quality award in recognition of their service and SALSC aims to continue providing this service to all our members into the future. Recognising the role and importance of volunteers in sports clubs around the country is important, these awards are SALSC’s way of supporting Sports Councils value achievements at a local level.
This year saw the second Annual Seminar held in Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore. With the theme Connecting Local Sport speakers included:
James Steel, Lead Manager for Community Sports Hubs, sportscotland
Andy Kelly, Project Manager – Funding, sportscotland
Panel session with Ian Murray, Chief Executive of High Life Highland, Donald Hall, Community Sports Hub Manager and Calum Maclennan, Youth Convenor, Highland Council
A highly interactive day with positive feedback; delegates noted the relevance of the speakers, the opportunity to ask questions throughout the day and to hear from James, Andy and Patrick about how working together is the key to the future of sport at a local and national level. Connecting Local Sport for Clubs is essential, giving them the best support and resources we can.
Congratulations to the Bowls Clubs representing Clackmannanshire Sports Council and Inverness Sports Council on winning the 2016 Ladies and Gents Bowls Competitions respectively.
SALSC will be sending out invitations to host the Gents Competition early in the New Year. Strathaven Bowling Club in East Kilbride will be hosting the Ladies Competition in August 2017.
SALSC are also looking to include Curling in the 2017 Events Calendar following the recent SALSC Events Survey results.
Launched in May 2016 SALSC has set up the Development Fund to build on relationships with members by offering them financial help to support the service Sports Councils deliver. This is the first time SALSC has offered this opportunity, in 2016; four awards of £300 have been made to East Kilbride Sports Council, SportMoray, Wigtownshire Sports Council and the Sports Council for Glasgow.
All full members are entitiled to apply for up to £300, full details are in Application Form which can be downloaded from the SALSC website.