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A 2020 Vision for Your Club

“A 2020 Vision for Your Club” is a workshop seminar focussing on the resources and support services available to local clubs, both locally and nationally.

The seminar will take place at The Axis Centre in Newmachar on Saturday, March 28 from 10am-3pm.

Organised by Live Life Aberdeenshire (LLA) alongside Aberdeenshire Sports Council, the conference will include skills and learning workshops on mental health, funding, inclusion and social media.

One of the event’s key themes is mental health and the part clubs can and do play in supporting and strengthening their communities.

The headline speaker is a former Marine, left with life-changing injuries when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan. 

Paul Barret nearly died, lost one leg completely, as well as badly damaging the other, part of both hands, the sight in one eye and hearing in one ear.

Yet he continues to achieve his goals and strives to make a success out of his life. He recently climbed Ben Nevis, completed a triathlon and a tandem parachute jump.

He will share his story at the event in Newmachar in the hope of inspiring others and raising awareness of the importance of physical activity to mental health.

A series of workshops will help develop skills, provide up-to-date information and conversation on:

  • Funding: sportscotland and The Federation of Rural Partnerships will offer information, advice and support about funding opportunities.
  • Effective use of Social Media: Raising profile, telling your stories - writing, planning, marketing and PR.
  • SAMH’s Mental Health Charter: an interactive workshop to look at the part clubs play in Scotland’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Disability Inclusion within clubs: from the national perspective to local implementation; how clubs can work towards greater inclusion.

Attendees can participate in two of these workshops over the course of the day.

A ‘marketplace’ will be set up where organisations such as governing bodies can set out a stall, with the opportunity to provide information on how they can support clubs.

Tickets cost £10 and lunch will be provided, with refreshments throughout the day.

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ClubCAP accreditation scheme

We deliver clubCAP, a quality assurance scheme. This provides a development tool for sports clubs which enables them to demonstrate good practice in how they operate.

The scheme has two accreditation levels; standard and enhanced.

To achieve clubCAP status, clubs need to evidence in four areas: 

  • club management
  • equity and ethics
  • your coaching programme
  • duty of care and child protection

The benefits of your club going through this scheme include:

  • improvements to your club as a result of the scheme
  • access to enhanced funding 
  • a number of free places on generic coach and club development workshops
    • use of the approved clubCAP logo
    • promotion and recognition by your local authority and sports council 

    ClubCap contact

    For more information, get in touch with our Active Communities Officer and Programme Manager by telephone on 01467 537889 or by email.

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