Community sport hubs provide a home for sport

They bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community.

They focus on sustainable, community-led approaches that get clubs working together to develop welcoming, safe and fun environments for sport.

Community sport hubs are Lottery-funded and are one of sportscotland's key programmes which contributes to Legacy and supports local sport clubs to play their part in a world class sporting system.

A community sport hub is focused on the clubs around an a area, sport centre, community centre, school, park or a playing field pavilion.  In some cases a community sport hub combines a number of these places, or it may simple centre on a single-venue hosting many clubs. The 'hub' is essentially a collective of progressive sport clubs working together in a local community.

Each community sport hub is unique, and develops its own vision and values in a clear and simple plan. The common thread that binds all hubs together is that they work to be sustainable, and they follow these five principles:

  • Growth in participation
  • Understanding community need
  • Supporting community leadership
  • Offering a range of sports
  • Ensuring all the right people are working together

Each hub will vary in its model and structure but all should involve local groups and organisations. The community sport hub responsible officer plays a fundamental role in bringing key people together. Working in partnership helps to develop community sport hubs and clubs in a sustainable way.

Community Sport Hubs in West Lothian

West Lothian Community Sport Hubs will be facilitated through the work of the four Community Sport Coordinators. If your club or organisation would like to be involved please complete the survey and the relevant Community Sport Coordinator will contact you.

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