I am pleased to provide you with a variety of opportunities/updates that I think may be relevant to you and your clubs:
1. Club Workshops – free to ClubSportEdinburgh members.
2. Coaching Workshops – Coaching Edinburgh programme for 2012
3. Festival of Sport, Inspire Mark 2012 & Olympic Games BBC Live Site
4. PMR Leisure event – 26th March – Sports Consultancy.
Please find below a list of forthcoming club workshops which we are providing free for ClubSportEdinburgh affiliated members:
Valuing Your Volunteers
Wednesday 14th March, 6-9pm, Forrester’s High School Campus, 212 Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9AE
The newly updated 'Valuing Your Sports Volunteers' workshop will help your club make the most of your key asset – your people. It still helps you to recruit more volunteers, motivate, retain, reward and manage them even more effectively. But now the workshop includes more detail and guidance on volunteer planning and management.
Child Protection: supporting clubs keep children safe
Tuesday 24th April, 6 - 9pm, Meggetland Sports Centre, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DD
How to support your own club, affiliated clubs or organisations you work with to understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding children. This is most appropriate for board members, child protection officers, local authority/leisure trust staff or anyone providing support to sports clubs.
There are a variety of coaching workshops taking place across Edinburgh in the coming months to compliment the free opportunities available through ClubSportEdinburgh. These courses are coordinated by Coaching Edinburgh who provide subsidised rates for coaches registered with Coaching Edinburgh. Registration for coaches is free with no catches!! You can find out more by clicking on the relevant hyperlinks:
Guide to Mentoring Sports Coaches
Tuesday 6th March, 6.30-9.30pm, Meggetland Sports Complex, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DD
(please go here for application form and course details
Practice Based Sports Psychology Course
Wednesday 28th March 2012 (running every Wednesday evening for 12 weeks – End Date is Wednesday 13th June 2011),
6.45pm – 9pm, sportscotland HQ, Doges, Templeton on the Green, Glasgow, G40 1DA,
(please e-mail me
if you are interested and I will provide you with an application form)
Coaching Edinburgh courses
Various dates and times. For more information click here
Festival of Sport (1st – 14th September) – receives Inspire Mark 2012
• Increase club membership
• Promote activities of Edinburgh’s sporting clubs
• Highlight range of sport activities on offer
• Raise profile of sport in Edinburgh
This years ‘Festival of Sport’ which will take place between 1st – 14th September has been recognised by the London 2012 Inspire programme which promotes innovative and exceptional projects directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The award of the Inspire Mark was made earlier in February by former Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World champion triple jumper Jonathan Edwards in Edinburgh (article here
). In 2012 we are looking to make things bigger and better than ever. A new marketing focus for clubs will see a more localised support to engage people with programme and event advertising.
We want your club!! Join in by hosting an event or simply opening your doors. We’ll be able to raise the profile of the Festival of Sport across Edinburgh and the East of Scotland!! More information to follow!!
Edinburgh Olympic Live Site - Activation
The London 2012 Olympic Games are coming to Edinburgh! Through partnership with the BBC, Edinburgh’s Festival Square on Lothian Road will play host to the Edinburgh Olympic Live Site as of Tuesday 1st May. The Big Screen which resides at Festival Square will be used to show various sporting events throughout May – September including Wimbledon, The Open Championship Golf, London 2012 Olympic Games among others. With this as the backdrop, we are laying an astro-turf carpet which we seek to ‘Activate’ with as many activities as possible to raise the profile of sport in Edinburgh! This activation will extend until the end of the Festival of Sport (14th September).
We will be engaging with the National Governing Bodies of Sport to coordinate some activities over this ‘activation period’, but we are keen to hear which clubs across the city are interested in getting involved. Whether it is putting on activities to promote the club or simply interest in attending, please let me know by return and I will keep you informed of progressions!!
More details will follow!!
PMR Leisure – sport consultancy event
Stronger Clubs: Sustainable Future
Inch Park Community Sports Club, Edinburgh - Saturday 24 March 2012
This exciting Seminar for clubs is staged on a Saturday to give all club volunteers an opportunity to attend. PMR Leisure has developed a fascinating programme including speakers from 3 of Scotland’s top community sports clubs who have come together for the first time to share their journeys from ”dream to reality”, along with an exceptional line-up of expert advisers and specialist suppliers. For more information and an application form click here