Strong partnerships can help clubs to better deliver sporting opportunities for members. This may be through providing support and advice, providing additional resources and facilities, or helping to promote a club.
Ways to connect
sportscotland has a variety of networks available to help clubs develop.
- Sport Development & Local Authorities - Local sport development teams can provide support and guidance to connect a club with local support. the local authority, Leisure Trust and Sports council can also provide support.
- Connecting with schools - Active Schools Managers and Coordinators develop pathways between schools and clubs, supporting the transition from school to community sport. Linking a club to a school offers a new potential membership base, and provides further sporting opportunities for children and young people.
- Connecting with Governing Bodies - Scottish Governing Bodies can provide information regarding courses and other opportunities, as well as further supporting and promoting clubs.
- Connecting with young people - Involving young people in a club’s decision-making is an important part of connecting with the community. sportscotland's Young decision maker's programme is an example of this.