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Scottish Club Sport Virtual Conference and Annual General Meeting - Saturday, 7 November 


We are delighted to confirm that our virtual Conference and AGM will take place on Saturday, 7 November 2020.   Members can sign up for the conference using Eventbrite HERE

The Agenda for the Conference can be found HERE.

Members can vote for the 2020 Sports Council of the Year and the form is available HERE

Our Charity for the event is Support in Mind and information about the excellent work they do can be found HERE.


Rick Kenney Awarded OBE in 2020 Queen's Birthday Honour List

Rick Kenney, Vice Chair of Scottish ClubSport has been awarded with an OBE in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced on Saturday 10th October. Rick’s own sport is judo and he has been a Scottish and GB team member in the past, a Team Manager at World and European Championships and holds the high grade of 7th Dan. Rick has been a previous Chair of JudoScotland, Vice Chair of British Judo and is the current President of the Commonwealth Judo Association, having been elected in 2013.

Rick, who has been involved in the sport for 57 years, has been honoured in his position as President of Commonwealth Judo ‘For Services to Judo’.

Scottish ClubSport Appoints National Development Manager

We are pleased to welcome Gary Grieve to Scottish ClubSport. Gary has been successfully appointed as National Development Manager, where he will lead the implementation of the 2020 – 2024 strategic plan, whilst shaping the future direction of the organisation, with direct support from our Board. 

Gary joins us with a background in Sports Development, most recently as a Programme Officer for Inclusion at a national children`s charity where he lead a network of schools from across England that were established to engage young people with Special Educational Needs/Disability (SEND) to participate, compete and lead through PE and School Sport. 


Gary also worked as Youth Officer for an international sport development organisation as Youth Officer where he engaged young leaders and coaches in European training programmes and exchanges, funded by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

Gary will be joining us on Monday 26th October and invites members to get in touch for an introduction and share what support you may need from Scottish ClubSport over the next 12 months



Updated 29th July 2020

During these unprecedented times and looking to the future when Scotland does begin to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, Sports Councils and ClubSport networks have a hugely important and significant role to play at a local level.  We are working hard to support our members, providing advice and guidance where we can.  

Scottish ClubSport updates:

  • Today, Wednesday 29th July, we launched our new Volunteer Strategy.  A copy is available to download here.  As sport continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be an increasing demand for volunteers within sports councils, club sport networks, clubs, committees and events.  This Volunteer Strategy outlines Scottish ClubSport’s vision and commitment to supporting our members with volunteering across the sports council and club sport network.
  • The 2020 Conference Booking Form has now been circulated to members.  Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone this important annual members event, it will now take place Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November in the Stirling Court Hotel.  We are offering an Early Bird Dicount for bookings made before the end of August and should the Conference be cancelled, by us or the venue, due to Covid-19 we are offering 100% refunds. 
  • Recruitment for the new National Development Manager is live, see the Vacancies page of our website for further information.  Applications close Friday 7th August.
  • We have circulated and uploaded to our social media a Fantastic Fanatics video personalised to our members and your clubs.  To view the video click here.  The video follows on from the information session we ran earlier this month.
  • Thank you to those who made an application to the Small Grants Fund, the closing date has now passed.  We will circulate the Application Form and Guidelines to our members directly if and when the Fund re-opens.
  • We are offering Development Plan support to our members and have received notes of interest from members who are interested in beginning the process, if you are interested in receiving this support please e-mail info@scottishclubsport.co.uk.
  • We continue to share information on our Facebook page which can be found here and on our Twitter which can be found here.  


sportscotland Updates:

  • The next #SportHour take places this Monday (1st August) at 9pm, use and search the hashtag #SportHour to follow discussions.
  • sportscotland have organised two sessions for those involved in clubs in the communities to bring to life their recently published documents Getting your facilities fit for sport and Getting coaches ready for sport.  These are sportscotland organised sessions, to book a place use the Eventbrite links below.  The sessions are taking place on 29th and 30th July.  To find out more about the published documents please see the sportscotland Covid-19 section of their website, which can be found here



  • New tools and resources have been uploaded to the sportscotland website, click this link to find out more: sportscotland.  The new page contains tools and resources to help local sports clubs and community organisations to create a safe space, connect people and communities and be inclusive.  You may find the following resources particularly useful:  Return to sport coordinator: This is a description for an advisor role to help clubs return safely to activity.  Taking a person-centred approach: This is guidance on how a community sports hub or club can take a more person-centred approach when returning to activity.   
  • 'Playing our part' is the recently launched communications theme to highlight the shared and collective responsibility involved in returning to sport in a safe way and in line with government guidelines.  We hope that you will be able to incorporate #PlayingOurPart into your own communications to help share this message. 


Community Lesiure UK update:

  • Community Leisure UK launched their #saveleisure campaign.  #saveleisure is a digital campaign urging the UK Government to commit circa £800m relief funding to enable the full reopening and recovery of the public leisure sector accounting for the catastrophic impact of Covid-19.  For Scotland, they are urging the Scottish Government to commit to financially support sector, with a specific ask around the identified deficit of £120m.  We would encourage our members to support this campaign and raise awareness of the impact Covid-19 has had on the industry.  Getting involved is simple:
  • Tweet about the value of leisure and/or the threats faced by the sector. When tweeting, ALWAYS use the #saveleisure hashtag. Where possible, tag @KateForbesMSP and @JoeFitzSNP.  Share the following page with stakeholders/email list/contacts https://communityleisureuk.org/work/saveleisure-campaign/


2020 National Lottery Awards:

Nominations for the 2020 National Lottery Awards are now open.  The National Lottery Awards celebrate the ordinary people who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.

This year, for the first time, the Awards will, honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community especially those who have adapted during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

There will be no public vote, but your nominations will be put before a judging panel made up of members of The National Lottery family and partners who will crown which of our hometown heroes or lockdown legends will pick up a coveted National Lottery Awards trophy and a £3,000 cash prize for their project.

We are looking for individuals or small groups of people who have made an outstanding contribution in any of the categories below. Young Hero nominees should be under 18 years of age and all suggestions must have been either funded by the National Lottery or be associated with a project which has received National Lottery funding. If you are not sure, don’t worry, nominate them anyway, and our team will check it out.

Arts; Charity/Voluntary; Education; Environment; Health; Heritage; Sport; Young Hero (under 18s)


We appreciate that our members will have concerns about the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  For the latest Scottish Government information please use this link.  

We wish our members well during this difficult time.


Welcome to Scottish ClubSport, the new identity for the Scottish Assocation of Local Sports Councils (SALSC).  

Expanding on the nature and unique structure of sports councils Scottish ClubSport is committed to growing the foundations put in place over the last 40 years by SALSC.  The evolution of a national and local structure relevant to the sporting landscape of today will see sports councils embrace new opportunities and a modernised clubsport framework, engage knowledge and empower sports networks to work together at a local level.

Scottish ClubSport has identified priority areas, they are:

  • Membership Development
  • Volunteer Support
  • Advocacy Activity
  • Strong Governance

The transformation Scottish ClubSport will bring change within the membership; a modernised identity and framework implemented by more sports councils will develop the clubsport model further and a new wave of members will be identified across Local Authority areas not currently included in the membership. 

Historically sports councils were set up as geographically based local sports networks representing the interests of sports clubs within their respective areas, this core role will not change, the aim of Scottish ClubSport is to strengthen this role within the sporting landscape.  Sports councils were established to create unique links between clubs, Local Authorities and locally elected members, a critical role which is maintained today.

Download a copy of our current Strategy here.

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Scottish ClubSport Conference

Sat 07 Nov 2020
10:00 - 15:00