IN LINE with Angus Council sports development team’s commitment to promoting sport and physical activity throughout the county, they have adopted the sportscotland Community Sport Hubs initiative, created as part of the Scottish Government’s Glasgow 2014 Legacy Plan.
The initiative will support local sports clubs to increase the number of people participating in sport in local communities. Community Sport Hubs can be based in local places such as club pavilions, sport centres, community centres, the natural environment and schools and hope to bring local people together to provide a home for local clubs and sport organisations. They will also provide information, support and advice on a wide range of sports and physical activities to make it easier for local people to get involved and engaged in more active and healthier lifestyles.
Community Sport Hubs are in the early stages of development in Angus, with recently appointed development officer, Jordann Cunningham in place to support the establishment and progress of all hubs within Angus.
There will be consultations with the local communities across a number of Angus towns over the coming months. The first consultation will take place in Arbroath on Monday 11 February.
Recognising the diversity that exists within the county, it is proposed to develop a number of different sports hub projects. To find out more about Community Sport Hubs, or the meeting on February 11, contact Jordann Cunningham, development officer, Community Sport Hubs on 01307 474243 or email CunninghamJM@angus.gov.uk