Find a facility

If you'd like to get involved in sport, there are lots of ways of finding out where you can play in your local area.  Below are some good places to start;

Your local authority

Local authorities provide a wide range of sports facilities, from your local community football pitch to national and regional multi-sport training centres. 

The governing body of the sport

If you know what sport you'd like to play, the governing body is a great place to start.  Governing bodies are responsible for managing and developing their sports and they can provide information on where and how to get involved.

Community sport hubs

Community sport hubs are a relatively new concept, designed to bring local people together and provide a home for local clubs and sports organisations.  

sportscotland National Centres

sportscotland operates 2 national centres: 

National Sports Training Inverclyde is a residential training centre situated in Largs.  It has numerous sports facilities and 60 twin bedrooms, all of which are accessible with the ability to cater for 120 wheelchair users at any one time.  The centre has a fitness suite with performance area, 2 studios, a multi-sports hall, performance gymnastics facility and outdoor pitches and courts.  

National Centre Cumbrae delivers a vast range of watersports including sailing, paddlesports, windsurfing and powerboating along with shorebased courses to both beginners, and experts in the field.  We also provide RYA and British Canoeing training for instructors and are accredited by both organisations. 

National Outdoor Training Centre Glenmore Lodge delivers in outdoor sports including ski-ing, mountaineering, paddlesports and trail running amongst others.  They offer personal skills courses and experience based days along with professional instructor training. 

Date published: 29 March 2023
Date updated: 17 August 2023


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