Community Sport Hubs, sportscotland’s contribution to the Scottish Governments’ 2014 legacy plan, are a way of supporting clubs and organisations to work together to achieve more. A ‘hub’ is essentially a group of progressive sport clubs working together in a local community. A community sport hub is focused on the clubs. A community sports hub could be located in a number of places, or it may simply centre on a single-venue hosting many clubs.
An effective hub model has tangible benefits opportunities for clubs to save money by sharing resources.
The specifics of each hub and what it offers will vary according to local need and local resource. However all hubs will work to the following five principles:
– growth in participation
– engage the local community
– promote community leadership
– offer a range of sporting opportunities
– bring all appropriate (key) partners/groups/people together.