Fiona Boath

What was your experience in sport growing up?

My Experience of sport growing up like many of my generation is a bit on & off. I played badminton and enjoyed cycling & walking. The now Sports & Recreation Hub was a real hub, the heart of the community. Bowls, Tennis, football - just a few of the things happening. 

What is your volunteering experience to date?

I have a long history of volunteering which started in the early 1990’s, as a Brownie Guider. The Sport pavilion building and all weather tennis court was quite new then, the Brownies enjoyed using the area for sporting & athletic activity. More recently being involved with a preschool group, local Scout group and I am a walk leader for Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park local health walks.

What/who inspired you to get into volunteering?

Living and having grown up in the village, I soon learnt that to make groups (things) happen in the village, people had to step up and volunteer. Without volunteers people then have to travel out with the village to take part in activities.

Why did you want to support the Community Sport Hub?

Supporting the Community Sports Hub is important to me, I have supported the Hub for almost 25years. Supporting the Hub has become more of a priority, having two children, and in the current economic climate, it’s important to have activities in the local area, rather than having to travel and to help relieve rural deprivation, especially within provision of sporting activity and facilities.

What role do you do?

At present I’m Vice Chair for Killin Sports & Recreation.

What is involved in your role? 

My role is wide & varied. I recently engaged with the local community to Fundraise for a new basket swing for Breadalbane Play Park. I liaise with other groups and organisations to promote the Sports Hubs' facilities, maintain the booking system for the community room and admin for social media, promoting the Sports & Recreation Hubs activities but also helping to promote the sports activities and opportunities within the village on the Hubs' Facebook page.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering?

The things I enjoy about volunteering include being part of a group of like minded people, providing opportunities for people in the village, especially getting the youth to participate in sports & recreational activities and to help bring the Sports Pavilion back to the heart of the community, as I remember it growing up in the village.

What advice would you give to others looking to get involved in volunteering at a community sport hub or club?

The advice I would give to anyone thinking about volunteering at a Local Sports Hub, go along to meetings. Offer you skills, not everything involved in the running of Sports Hub is sports based.


Date published: 14 July 2023
Date updated: 14 July 2023


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