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Capital Clubs

Issue 14 January 2010

The Newsletter for Edinburgh’s Sports Clubs

Pitches and Pavilions Investment The City of Edinburgh Council is set to invest approximately £1.7M in pitches and pavilions across Edinburgh in 2010. The first project to get underway will be the new seven aside third generation (3G) synthetic pitch to be built at Lochend Park. This project was made possible through an arrangement with the Council’s Health & Social Care Department to build a care home on the former pitch used by Lochend Youth Football Club. LYFC and the Council have been working in partnership for a couple of years to develop the plans, which have now come to fruition and work is set to start on site early in the New Year. Planning is also underway for a new third generation pitch at Meggetland Sports Complex. The Council have appointed Sports Labs Ltd to develop the design of the new pitch and manage the project through to completion. The new pitch will be built on the current grass floodlit football pitch at Meggetland and will be designed to allow rugby training as well as football training and matches. Work is scheduled to start around July/August 2010. The final project planned for 2010 is a new six room changing pavilion at Colinton Mains Park. The new pavilion will compliment the three full-size and three seven aside pitches recently constructed and will result in the park being one of the best

Following the success of last year's inaugural Festival of Sport we would like to invite your club to become involved in the second Festival of Sport event which will run from 4th to 13th June 2010 Activcity, Edinburgh Leisure, City of Edinburgh Council and ClubSportEdinburgh are working in partnership to promote this event and we would like to offer Edinburgh clubs the opportunity to either promote their coaching programmes or run their own mini tournament/festival that could be included in the festival.

multi-pitch sites in Edinburgh. The Council’s Property Services have been developing the design of the new pavilion over the last few months and we have consulted the local football club and community council on the detail of the design. A Planning Application will be submitted in the New Year with a scheduled site start of August 2010.

Some ideas of how your club could get involved include: • Open up a normal coaching session to the public • Include an event or game you already have planned during this period • Organise your own mini festival/event and invite other clubs to participate • Have a club open day • We are hoping to greatly increase the public awareness of the event this year and some of the proposed media ideas include: • Programmes distributed to all Edinburgh school children, leisure centres, libraries, doctors surgeries etc • Production and distribution of A1 posters to key sites • Promotional DVD

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Involvement of Edinburgh's Sporting Champions and Young Sports Ambassadors Promoted through Edinburgh's major businesses, Universities, Shopping Centres etc Attempt to get local press and media on board Included on several council operated websites Involve all participating clubs in increasing public awareness

If your club want to be involved in this event please download the attached entry form available at For further details please contact either Colin Mackay on 0131 529 7860 or Donna Finnie 0131 529 7993

Coaches Corner Coach Development – Without ever leaving your desk!

Coaches give up hours of their free time to help at their club and attend coaching courses to help develop the skills of your club members. Coaching Edinburgh can now offer those busy coaches the opportunity to reflect on their own coaching performance and the performance of their athletes through a new online tool. This self analysis tool for sports coaches launches in February 2010 and can be used to plan for sessions and set goals for your coaching work, or in fact any aspect of your life. The Online Coach is subsidised through Coaching Edinburgh and costs just £6 per month per coach. If you are looking for a way to help encourage your coaches, to maintain their coaching skills at your club, this provides excellent value for money, with a six month purchase costing your club just £36. And best of all, they never need to leave their desk.

Coaching Survey Feedback Thank you to all those that completed the Coaching Edinburgh survey. The survey response rate was extremely positive and the information gathered has allowed Coaching Edinburgh to make informed decisions when planning coach development opportunities and looking into new services. Coaching Edinburgh will complete the following actions as a result of the survey: 1. CE will issue an annual coaches survey to establish demand for development opportunities. 2. There will be an East of Scotland Coaches Conferences this year – Sunday 21st March 2010 at Meadowbank Sports Centre. 3. The conference format will be high profile speakers in the morning with Sport specific workshops in the afternoon – Coaches will also get a resource pack. 4. Coaching Edinburgh will run the 7 workshops to meet the demand of local coaches and influence sportscotland decision making regarding tutor training. 5. Planned workshops for Jan to June 2010 as follows: • Safeguarding and Protecting Children x 6 • Analysing your Coaching x 3 • How to coach disabled People x 2 • A guide to mentoring sports coaches x 2

Coaching Children and Young people x2

Equity in your Coaching x 1

Coaching Disabled performers x 1


Coaching Edinburgh has purchased Video Analysis equipment and software and is currently piloting the hiring of equipment with coaches on the ‘Coach to Win’ and ‘Women into Coaching programme’.


Coaching Edinburgh is working in partnership with the ‘Online Coach’ to pilot an online self analysis tool from February 2010 with local coaches.


Coaching Edinburgh will investi gate opportunities to set up shadowing of performance coaches and a coach mentoring scheme in 2010.

9. Coaching Edinburgh will consider potential format and the best way to establish and use a coach’s forum. Thank you to all the coaches who took their time to complete the survey, the information you have provided has been invaluable. Coaching Edinburgh is a service run for all the coaches in Edinburgh and we will continue to look for direction from local coaches in order that we provide a quality service.

Forthcoming Coaching Workshops 21st Jan


Safeguarding and Protecting Children



23rd Jan 4th Feb 9th/16th Feb 10th Feb 24th Feb 1st March 16th March 25th March

Saturday Thurs Tues / Tues Wed Wed Mon Tues Thurs

First Aid in Sport Analysing your Coaching First Aid in Sport How to Coach Disabled People Safeguarding and Protecting Children In Safe Hands (Children 1st) Coaching Children and Young People Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Meadowbank Meggetland Meggetland Meadowbank Meadowbank Meadowbank Meggetland Meggetland

9am-4pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm

If you would like to learn more about any of the above coaching initiatives or would like to register, please get in touch with Graham Moodie at Coaching Edinburgh on 0131 458 2181 or email Capital Clubs – The Newsletter for Edinburgh’s Sports Clubs – Capital Clubs – The Newsletter for Edinburgh’s Sports Clubs

Active Schools Contacts In the past few editions of Capital Clubs we have highlighted many of the excellent links being created across the city between clubs and the Council’s Active Schools team. Listed below are the contact details of all Edinburgh’s active school coordinators, and the schools they represent. If your club is based in, or close to a school why not give them a call and enquire about the possibility of developing your youth programme within the local community.

North Neighbourhood Broughton High School Craigroyston High School Leith Academy Trinity Academy Drummond High School

South Neighbourhood

Boroughmuir High School Gracemount High School James Gillespies High School Liberton High School St Thomas of Aquins

East Neighbourhood

Holyrood High School Castlebrae High School Portobello High School

Jude Salmon Ricky Karoyan Jessie Gebhard Nicky Wheatley Nicola Barclay

07884 235111 07825386846 07884 228020 07799 868054 07825 842971

Shirley Webb Phil Kidd Gael Logan Ellie Forgan Robert Henderson

07825386710 07824 622953 07799 861473 07884 210647 07824 622936

Lorraine Dickson 07825 387256 Alan Reid 0131 468 4504 Colin McMillan 07884 216213

West Neighbourhood

Craigmount High School Forrester High School St Augustines School Queensferry High School Tynecastle High School Royal High School

Lewis Patience Andrew Caldwell Peter Syme Barry Mcguigan Donna Mackey Neil Russell

South West Neighbourhood

Currie High School Jennifer Hansen Balerno High School Jill Chalmers Firrhill High School Lorna Norman Wester Hailes Education Centre Lesley-Ann Roy

07825 843159 07884 203270 07884 271028 07799 861494 07884 142774 07825 782585

07884 175080 07799 861460 07884 191761 07884 244362

If you are unsure what school to contact or require additional information on the role of Active Schools Coordinators please contact the Active School Manager, Mel Coutts on 0131 550 6825

Special Offer for Sports Clubs This winter we’re offering sports clubs throughout Edinburgh the chance to play any of our 18 hole golf courses for only £12 a round. Whether you want to arrange a golf outing, have a relaxed game with friends or just get some fresh air by yourself this offer will apply for you. With four 18 hole courses across the City we offer a range of challenges. From the open fairways of Craigentinny to the spectacular gorse covered Braid Hills we have something for everyone. This offer is valid for all your club members so please pass it on. To take up this fantastic offer just cut out this voucher, fill in your details, call your chosen course to book a tee off time and hand the voucher to the starter when you arrive to play. Braid Hills Golf Course: 0131 447 6666 Carrick Knowe Golf Course: 0131 337 1096 Craigentinny Golf Course: 0131 554 7501

The offer is valid all day Monday to Friday and after 12pm Saturday and Sunday. Offer ends 31st March 2010. Please fill in your name, email address & contact preferences when you print this off. If you’d like to be contacted by post please provide your postal address too.

First Name Last Name Address

Postcode Email

Silverknowes Golf Course: 0131 336 3843

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Capital Projects Workshop Following ClubSportEdinburgh’s successful Revenue Funding Workshop in February 2009 it was identified there was a demand for a workshop to share advice with clubs who where interested in upgrading sports facilities across Edinburgh. Three clubs who had embarked on Capital projects were invited to share their experiences and challenges with the delegates and there was also advice on funding applications, planning regulations etc from Council Officials, sportscotland and ClubSportEdinburgh. Forty-two delegates representing twenty seven clubs attended the workshop which was hosted by Spartans Community Football Academy on Wednesday 2nd December. Following the event, online surveys were sent to all delegates requesting their views on the content and quality of the workshop and a full report on the workshop is available at

There is also a wide range of advice to clubs that includes: •

Guide to Project Management

Preparing a business/club development plan

Guide to applying for Planning Permission

Community Sports Hubs

List of potential capital funders

Examples of recent projects

2010 looks like being another busy year for ClubSportEdinburgh with the following activities planned: •

Continue to deliver club development workshops

Encourage stronger links between the Active Schools programme and clubs

In partnership with Activcity, Edinburgh Leisure, Active Schools and Edinburgh sports clubs, develop and deliver the 2010 Festival of Sport

Nike Competition ClubSportEdinburgh and Activcity are delighted to announce a partnership with NikeFactory Store Livingston, beginning January 2010. As part of our partnership, NikeFactory Store Livingston are providing one lucky ClubSportEdinburgh newsletter reader this month, the opportunity to win a pair of Nike shoes of their choice from the store. To win this fantastic prize, answer the following question: Q: What date does the 2010 Festival of Sport begin? You should email your answer with your name and contact number to by 5pm Friday 29 January. The winner will be notified by phone and notification will appear in the next newsletter. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming NikeStore offers both here and in the Activcity newsletters and visit the Livingston store for fantastic sportswear bargains! Nike Factory Store Units 87-90 Livingston designer outlet Livingston West Lothian EH54 6QX 01506 466645

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In partnership with Edinburgh Leisure and City of Edinburgh Council, create and deliver a Club/Coach/ Volunteer Awards event Deliver Child Protection and First Aid Training Continue to develop website Continue attempting to source external funding to support the above activities In partnership with City of Edinburgh Council assist in the review of club use of council owned facilities as per the Council's Community Access to Schools report. Submit a full report to City of Edinburgh Council's Culture & Leisure committee to raise the profile of the excellent work carried out by the city's sports clubs

Contact For further advice on club development issues please contact: Colin Mackay City of Edinburgh Council Tel: 0131 529 7860 Kevin Fish Edinburgh Leisure Tel: 0131 652 4357

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