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Enhancing sport and physical activity provision within South-West Edinburgh

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11/08/2017, 11:59
the-impact-of-the-south-west-edinburgh-cshThe South-West Edinburgh Community Sport Hub has been in operation since January 2014. The Hub currently has 12 affiliated clubs, based in the geographical areas of Balerno, Currie, Juniper Green, Ratho, Sighthill and Wester Hailes. The following infographic highlights some of the key impacts that the Hub has had on the South-West Edinburgh area… For more information on the Hub, follow us on Twitter (@swesporthub) or like us on Facebook.   
11/08/2017, 11:52
sports-facilities-in-south-west-edinburghThere are a whole host fantastic sports facilities within the South-West Edinburgh area. These range from Scotland's Sports Performance Centre, to [EN]GAGE's newly refurbished gym, to the Bridge 8 Hub on the banks of the canal. To find out more information on all of the fantastic facilities within the area, then do not hesitate to visit the 'Our Facilities' section of the website.
11/08/2017, 11:47
the-13-affiliated-csh-clubsThe initial reason for the introduction of Community Sport Hubs across Scotland was to improve community sport. CSHs were tasked with creating relationships and starting to develop clubs within their respective 'catchment' areas. Currently, the South-West Edinburgh CSH has 12 affiliated clubs, as follows: Balerno Bowling ClubCurrie ChieftainsCurrie Football ClubCurrie Star Football ClubDunedin Netball ClubEdinburgh Spirals Trampoline ClubEdinburgh Wrestling ClubHarmeny Athletic ClubJidel Judo...
11/08/2017, 11:43
a-brief-history-of-the-south-west-edinburgh-cshEstablished in April 2013 (launched in January 2014), the South-West Edinburgh Community Sport Hub is part of a national project to raise the capacity of sport in Scotland. Community Sport Hubs, sportscotland's contribution to the Scottish Government's 2014 legacy plan, aim to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in local communities across Scotland. The geographical areas included in the Hub's remit includes areas such as Balerno, Currie, Juniper...
14/06/2017, 15:28
kingsknowe-golf-club-summer-membership-offer  Kingsknowe Golf Club is offering an exclusive membership deal this summer for school teachers and other school staff, University and College staff, students, and their friends and family.  For the school summer holiday period, anyone from any of these groups can have 8 weeks of golf at Kingsknowe Golf Club for only £99.  This special membership offer is valid for unlimited golf, subject to availability, between Friday 30 June and Friday 28th August. During this period you will...
14/06/2017, 14:19
2g-pitchfever-at-balerno The new 2G pitch in Balerno is now up and running with pitch bookings available via the 2G pitch website. Following a mass fundraising campaign £150k tas raised to transform the sports facilities at Balerno High School turning an old blaze pitch into a modern 2G enclosure under floodlights. This will benefit kids from across Balerno and Currie as well as the school’s catchment villages of Ratho and Kirknewton. Crucially the pitch will allow a whole host of sports to be played and...
12/06/2017, 12:30
heriot-watt-sports-union-hosts-annual-awards-at-oriam Heriot-Watt Sports Union’s annual Blues and Volunteers Awards Ceremony took place in Oriam during May, celebrating the transitional year into the world class new facilities on campus. The event recognised and celebrated the success, commitment and hard work of student athletes, coaches, and volunteers over the last 12 months. The event also hosted the 4th annual Community Sport Hub Awards, recognising the local club and volunteer who have excelled over the past year. The Community Sport Hub...
12/06/2017, 11:03
oriam-host-give-gain-day-games On 10 May Oriam hosted the Give & Gain Day Games, in aid of SportInspired, with Lloyds Banking Group. 200 staff members from Lloyds Banking Group descended on Oriam, Scotland's Sports Performance Centre, to volunteer at the largest of seven Active Learning programmes being held across the UK in partnership with national charity SportInspired. The festival saw around 450 children, aged 7-9 from local primary schools take part in sports like rugby, basketball and ultimate frisbee. The...
21/04/2017, 15:02
currie-rfc-launch-tartan-touch-initiativeCurrie RFC will be a Tartan Touch Hub for the coming Summer! Tartan Touch is Scottish Rugby's NEW Fun, Simple and Social version of non-contact rugby! Tartan Touch Sessions will run at Currie RFC over 10 consecutive weeks from Friday 5 May - Friday 7 July (7.00pm start time). Each session costs £3 and the club is keen to have everyone and anyone along to sample the new initiative. If you would like more information on Tartan Touch in general, then visit the Tartan Touch...
31/03/2017, 11:24
swe-community-sport-hub-awards-2017 The Hub is delighted to announce that nominations for the 2017 South-West Edinburgh Community Sport Hub Awards are now open. The following award categories are open for nomination, in the fourth instalment of the Hub’s annual awards. Community Coach of the Year: Will be awarded to a coach who has supported the development of athletes or teams and has significantly increased the sporting opportunities available and participation levels within their community. Volunteer of the Year: Open...
30/03/2017, 10:16
oriam-launches-block-2-of-sports-classes-for-kids Oriam's Sports Programme includes a range of sport and physical activity classes for children aged between 3-11 years of age, and following the success of Block 1, Oriam are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for Block 2.  The classes run in blocks, in line with school term times. The second instalment of classes will run for 9 weeks from Monday 17th April. To download the full class brochure please click here. There are three ways to book onto the sports classes at...
28/03/2017, 10:49
hub-clubs-running-easter-campsTwo Hub clubs have announced their Easter camp details for the upcoming Easter holidays. Currie RFC are hosting an Easter from 3rd - 5th April, which is open to all school ages. For more information, e-mail: michael.plumb@hotmail.co.uk. If basketball is more your thing, Edinburgh Sharks Basketball Club are running a camp from 3rd - 7th April at Wester Hailes Education Centre. The camp is suitable for children born between 2001 - 2008. For more information, get in touch with the...
28/03/2017, 09:48
hub-funding-confirmed-for-2017-18We are delighted to announce that sportscotland have committed to invest up to £20,000 per annum over the next twelve months (2017-18) to support the continued development of South West Edinburgh Community Sport Hub. Oriam will continue to fund the Hub to at least £10,000 per annum for 2017-18 with the aim of ensuring the Hub's key work is sustainable beyond 31st March 2018. City of Edinburgh Council will continue to provide strategic support to the Hub over the next year. The Hub will continue to...
14/03/2017, 11:18
25th-26th-march-syfa-sports-first-aid-courseIt's not too late to sign up for the SYFA Sports First Aid Course, being held by Currie Star FC at Kingsknow Golf Club. The details for this are as follows: Course: SYFA Approved Sports First Aid & Injury Management Date: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March 2017 Time: 0900 – 1500 (approximately) Host: Currie Star FC Venue: Kingsknowe Golf Club, 326 Lanark Road. Edinburgh, EH14 2JD Cost: £55 / person  For more information on how to book the course, please contact Ronnie...

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