West Lothian Club Network Night

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Howden Park Centre played host to the annual Club Network Night on Thursday 4th May 2017. Around 57 club representatives attended the event from across 20 different sports that provide activities across the life stages as well as disability sport. 

The event was opened by Chair of West Lothian Sports Council Robert Ovens who took the opportunity to inform the representatives about the benefits of being an affiliated club and the work of the Sports Council.

West Lothian Sports Council Presentation 

The theme of the evening was 'Changes to the Sporting Landscape'. The first presentation of the night was by WLC Active School and Community Sport Manager Paul Stark and West Lothian Leisure Director of Operations Billy Key. For further information on Community Sport Hubs visit here and you can complete an online copy of the Club Survey here

A New Structure for Sport In West Lothian Presentation 

The second presentation was delivered by Fiona Campion from Children 1st and gave an update on the Safeguarding in Sport website and services that they offer to support clubs as well as providing an overview on recent changes that have been highlighted in the media. 

Children 1st Club Support

The final presentation was by Livingston Rugby Club's Leeanne Steel and Maria MacAulay on how the club have utilised and gained the benefits of social media

Livingston RFC Joining Social Media Together

 

Clubs were given lots of time to network and meet representatives from other clubs and sports as well as talk to the WLC Sports Development and Active Schools staff. With so many excellent questions the event could have easily gone on all night and if you do have follow up questions or want any further feedback on the topics discussed on the night please contact us by emailing kathryngraham.dalgliesh@westlothian.gov.uk or tweeting us at @ActiveWL