Sport in Moray Newsletter March 2017
School Sport Competition (SSC)
‘School Sport Competition offers secondary aged school pupils the opportunity to hone their skills and talents and compete against others at their level locally…’
Introduced in 2015/16 the new SSC programme run by Active Schools is now in its second year. Building on the successes of the initial year the programme now includes coverage of over 15 sports in partnership with schools, clubs and national governing bodies for sport. This year’s calendar of events is well underway with many Championship and League finales fast approaching in March.
Highlights to date have included great sportsmanship, competition and rivalry in the Central Venue Leagues, teams going head to head in basketball, netball and girls football with numerous top spots decided on score diff alone.
For more info including contacts, events calendar and curent results and league standings please visit SSC online.
Moray Community Sports Hubs
There are 5 Community Sport Hubs operating in Moray, Elgin Cooper Park CSH, Buckie CSH, Forres CSH, Lossiemouth CSH and Hopeman CSH. All Hubs consist of local sport clubs, businesses, community groups and individuals keen on community development through sport. The Community Sport Hubs have supported the work of numerous volunteer coaches around Moray, and they have undertaken many successful projects like the Elgin parkrun. Please visit the Moray Community Sport Hubs webpage for more information.
Macmillan Move More Moray
Move More Moray is a new Macmillan Cancer Support initiative in partnership with the Moray Council to help people affected by cancer ‘Move More’ and feel good. The Move More initiative in Moray aims to provide physical activity programmes to become part of the normal treatment pathway for patients, who are affected by cancer in Moray, as there is a growing evidence base to suggest better outcomes if people with cancer are physically active [Read More]. For more information please visit Move More Moray online or like our Facebook page.
Some key developments with Sports Development at present include the implementation of the new Physical Activity, Sport and Health strategy for Moray which is a collaborative strategy from a range of private, public and third sector partners. Key priorities connected with this strategy at present include supporting empowering and enabling communities, getting the inactive active and active travel. Click here to download the PASH strategy.
The Walking Football sessions have been going extremely well with sessions now operating for the over 50’s in Elgin, Buckie, Keith and Forres.
Gymnastics has been a sport with limited provision over the years in Moray due to lack of qualified coaches but it is great to see a new club being established in Rothes, Speyside Gymnastics Club, and sessions being delivered in Keith as part of the Moray Council Sports Coaching Programme. Both of these new groups are full to capacity with waiting lists in abundance!