Supporting world class sport clubs in our local communities

This is the title of the presentation that James Steel, Lead Manager, sportscotland will be giving at Enterprise and Collaboration The way forward for community sport in Scotland conference which takes place at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh on 4th December 2014

This is a  one-day event focussing on how Scotland’s community sports providers can benefit themselves and their communities by developing and delivering innovative and enterprising programmes

This event focuses on how to deliver great, sustainable community sport without compromising your sporting and community objectives. It will highlight best practice and provide thoughts, tools and to-dos on how you too can become a sustainable community sports provider.

Delegates will come from community sports clubs, Community Sport Hubs, governing bodies of sport, local authorities, community sports trusts at our professional and semi-pro clubs, informal sports providers, community sports enterprises, sports governing bodies, community groups and other community sports providers.

The presentation from James Steel will cover how sportscotland, the national agency for sport, are focused on leading the development of a world class sporting system at all levels across Scotland. Clubs are one of the three central parts of this system linking with school and performance sport to provide a pathway,this pathway is supported by the people, places and partnerships that bring the system to life.

This session will emphasise the key role that sport clubs play in the system and paint a picture of the opportunities available to clubs to improve what they offer their local communities.

James Steel leads on a number of sportscotland’s club sport priorities including the club sport framework, community sport hubs and direct club investment. He has experience of working in an SGB and also in Regional Sporting Partnerships. In his spare time he runs his local basketball club in Dunfermline, Fife. He is a firm believer in the important role that sport clubs play in their local communities.

For further information about this event, contact svend@smnuk.com or call 01423 326 660

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