Why connect?

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.


Date published: 11 October 2016
Date updated: 11 January 2017


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