"The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are their worst."
The Board of Directors makes the fundamental policy decisions that underpin SALSC’s operations. The Board provides strategic leadership for the Association and sets the work plan for National Development Officer and working groups to ensures that SALSC is not only delivering a quality service to its members but is working with the right partners, securing appropriate funding and heading in the right direction for the years to come.
The Board meets quarterly and consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and five directors responsible for finance, events, international, youth and marketing – all of whom are volunteers elected from within the membership (the descriptions for each of these positions can be viewed by clicking on the relevant position). The Board has the option to appoint a further two directors out with the membership to provide specialist support.
The Board is also serviced by SALSC’s National Development Officer and supported by a partnership manager from sportscotland, the national agency for sport in Scotland.
The key strategic objectives of the Board, outlined by SALSC’s Articles of Association are:
Perth & Kinross Sports Council
Elected Director (2013-15)
For a number of years Bob was heavily involved with SALSC both as a member and Vice Chairman and through SALSC went on to be a Director and Vice Chairman within Volunteer Development Scotland. It's good to have Bob back in the fold through the Audit Group. Bob is also the Chairman of Sport & Active Recreation within Perth & Kinross Council and sits on the Sports Development Conference Organising Committee.
Although Bob has always been quite a keen sportsperson (hill running and marathons in particular) he didn’t get involved with his Sports Council in Perth & Kinross until becoming a Councillor 17 years ago. For the last 15 years Bob has sat on Perth & Kinross Sports Council in his own right, taking on the role of Chairman for the last 6 years and getting heavily involved in numerous projects. A strong supporter of their work, Bob feels that local sports council are crucial to grassroots sport and volunteers and will use his position to speak up for them at every opportunity.
Club Sport Berwickshire
Elected Director (2012-14)
Finance Director Role Description
Kenneth worked in Local Government for over 30 years spending his time in Internal Audit and Project Management.
Since retiring Kenneth has taken on a number of voluntary roles, many of which in a financial capacity, including the positions of Treasurer with Melrose Rugby Footbal Club; Director/Trustee of the Border Sport and Leisure (Finance Convenor since 2009) responsible for administering all sporting activities with the Borders Region; Treasurer of Berwickshire Sports Council for 10 years and Treasurer for SportsBorders for 6 years.
When not involved in the administration of sport, Kenneth likes to play golf, watch rugby, take part in quizzes and act as an Independent Auditor for a number of non-profit making organisations.
Dilawer Singh MBE
Sports Council for Glasgow
Elected Director (2013-15)
Dilawer was the first Asian and Sikh police officer in Scotland and spent over 30 years with Strathclyde Police and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate. Dilawer is pictured on the left in the picture above.
A former wrestler Dilawer, keen kabbadi player, referee and coach, badminton player and coach and marathon runner, Dilawer has raised thousands of pounds for different international charities through his sporting exploits. Dilawer was also part of the 2014 Bid Team and now sits on sub committees for recruiting volunteers and planning the legacy of the games.
Amongst a list of prestigious awards and titles, particular highlights include Dilawer receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lord Provost of Glasgow for his contribution and service to Sport; Past President of the Vaisakhi da Mela Committee and Govan Rotary Club, Founding Member and Chair of SEMPSER Scotland,; Honorary President of the Association of Indian Organisations (AIO); Chair of Scottish Ethnic Minority Sports Association (SEMSA Scotland) since 1989 and Vice Chair of the Sports Council for Glasgow. Dilawer is also a member on the sportscotland Trust Company Board.
Nairn Area Sports Council
Elected Director (2015 -17)
Doug worked in the Civil Service for 27 years before joining Scottish Enterprise for the last ten years of his working life. Throughout these periods he fulfilled a number of different roles in a middle management capacity and in his leisure time played and coached tennis at his local club in Edinburgh.
Following his retirement Doug and his wife moved home from Edinburgh up to Nairn and on learning that there was a shortage of tennis coaches in the area, he updated his coaching skills, also qualifying as a Tennis referee since when he has organised and run the North of Scotland tennis tournament for the last seven years.
For the last three years Doug has been involved in a voluntary capacity with the Nairn Area Sports Council in which he serves as both Secretary and Treasurer.
Elaine first got involved with Perth and Kinross Sports Council over 10 years ago as part of her remit at work, as the Sports Council's administrator. In 2007 she changed jobs and became a member of the Executive Committee. Elaine then became Vice Chair, a post she only recently resigned from. Although she does not have any particuar sport she has excelled in and has enjoyed being an actve spectator and participant in all the events the Sports Council have been involved with. Elaine is looking forward to the the challenge of being an actve SALSC Board member.
ClubSport Edinburgh / YouthSport Edinburgh
Catriona has been involved in sport development since her time at school. Now studying Sport and Exercise Science at Edinburgh Napier University, she is spending her spare time volunteering with a variety of organisations with an interest in developing sport within Scotland. Through her time as a gymnast, and now coach, Catriona has seen first-hand the difference that involvement in sport and activity can have and this has been her driving force behind her continued involvement in youth sport particularly.
Catriona joined SALSC after being involved in YouthSport Edinburgh, the first panel for young people set up by the local sports council, ClubSport Edinburgh. Now as one of the Youth Directors for SALSC, Catriona is now looking to involve more young people in the development of sport across Scotland.