"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head."
With the introduction of the Association’s new Business Plan for 2011-15 and the approaching Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 there is a much greater emphasis on services for SALSC members to put the support available for volunteers in grassroots sport at the forefront. The Member Services Working Group is tasked with developing sustainable services that will benefit all SALSC members. These services can take varying forms depending on the purpose, ranging from web services to hard copy publications, international projects to localised workshops on specific topics – not to mention our annual national seminar tackling local sports council and volunteer development. This means there is something there for people with varying interests from writing support documents to event management, web design to journalism.
The Member Services Working Group meets quarterly and consists of three members from the Board of Directors in addition to a maximum of three volunteers to provide balance to the Group. The Group is supported by the services of the SALSC Chief Operating Officer.
A full remit for the Member Services Working Group can be viewed below. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer on one of SALSC’s working groups, please contact the Chief Operating Officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
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.
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.
Clydesdale Sports Council & SALSC Life Member
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East Kilbride Sports Council & SALSC Life Member
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East Kilbride Sports Council
Jim was Civil Servant and then Primary school teacher for 30 years until he retired in 2004. A member of Eask Kilbride Sports Council for 20 years Jim served as secretary from 1995 through to 2007 and as chairman from 2008 to the current day.
For as long as he can remember, Jim has been involved in football coaching children since the age of 16 first getting involved through Boys' Brigade and then his work in schools. Jim's other work in football has seen him serve as secretary and organiser of Primary School football in Eask Kilbride for 25 years. In addition to football, Jim also has done some coaching work in the sports of athletics and badminton.
Jim's other interests include East Kilbride Twinning Association (Ballerup in Denmark) and East Kilbride Old Parish Church. He also enjoys reading, watching sport and going to the theatre.
Nairn Area Sports Council