Sports Pass - Talented Athlete Support

Talented athlete – SportsPass

We offer the SportsPass scheme to support national sport squad athletes representing their country at national and international levels. It provides athletes with free or reduced rate (50%) entry to our sport centres to help with their training requirements:

Who can apply

The scheme is open to sports persons who are resident in Aberdeenshire and are either: 

  • a member of the Scottish training squad at full or age group level (get half price access)
  • selected regularly from the Scottish squad to take part in international competitions (get free entry)

Your National Governing Body must provide proof of squad selection or international call up.

We consider each case individually as we appreciate that every sport is different and will base decisions on information received from each governing body after application. 

Conditions of use

The SportsPass card is valid for a period of 1 year from the date of issue.  Athletes that hold the SportsPass can use it for training only (either sports specific or fitness related). 

Please present your pass each time you use a facility and make sure that your photo is clearly displayed on your card. We may also ask you to sign in to help us monitor the scheme.  It is valid at any council facility that accepts SportsPass (pdf 49KB). If you wish to train in a sport centre that isn't on the list, please contact our SportsPass office for arrangements to be made. 

Advance booking of facilities is at the discretion of the officer in charge. In exchange for this pass, we ask that you agree to take part in appropriate publicity and promotional events on behalf of the council whenever possible. When using our sport centres you must comply with our rules and admissions policy. Additionally, children under 16 can't use our fitness suites or weights rooms unless they are a pass holder and supervised by their coach.

Change in circumstances

If your squad status changes, please contact us to let us know. If this is due to a short term injury, we will consult your National Governing Body and may allow you to continue to use your SportsPass.

If you change address within Aberdeenshire, send your card to our SportsPass office and we will issue a new one to you. If you move outside of Aberdeenshire, please return your pass as it will no longer be valid.

How to apply

To apply please complete either the SportsPass online form or fill out the SportsPass application form (pdf 123KB) and send it to our SportsPass office.

Apply for a SportsPass online


Our SportsPass office is open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning: 

Deveron Community and Sports Centre
Bellevue Road
Banff, AB45 1BY
Telephone: 01467 535948
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