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CHILD PROTECTION AND FIRST AID COURSES FOR SPORTS COACHES Child protection courses - 3hrs - 28th Feb - 6pm – 9pm - PE Classroom, Newbattle Community Campus First Aid for Sports Coaches - 6 hrs - 7th & 14th March - 6pm – 9pm (both nights) - PE Classroom, Newbattle Community Campus (5 places only) Please contact Ben Glencross ASAP, with Club, Attendee's Name, Course and Email address of coaches you would like to attend. NOVEMBER COMMUNITY SPORT HUB UPDATE CLICK HERE to view the latest Community Sport Hub Update from Ben Glencross. LATEST MIDLOTHIAN SPORT HUB NEWS MIDLOTHIAN COUNCIL GRANTS FUNDING Community groups, charities and social enterprises are invited to apply to the Midlothian Council Grants Programme for projects starting from 1 April 2019 that will improve the lives of people in Midlothian. There are: large grants of up to £33,500 small grants of up to £2,000 micro grants of up to £500 a year. You can apply for up to three years funding. The deadline for applications is Sunday 14 October 2018. CLUBS OPEN DOORS WEEK 2018 - 23-30 SEPTEMBER What is it? To mark UK Active's European Week of Sport and to celebrate Year of Young People, we will be promoting ‘Clubs Open Doors Week’, taking place between 23 – 30 September. READ MORE COACHING, OFFICIATING & VOLUNTEERING AWARDS Sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards 2018  - open for nominations - We are now inviting nominations for the sportscotland COV Awards 2018. READ MORE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HERO Are you wowed by the World Cup or excited by the upcoming European Championships in Glasgow? Remember we’ve also got our own, homegrown sporting superstars and they need your vote. READ MORE SCOTTISH SPORTS FUND - ALDI   ·         Aldi are providing grants to sports clubs across Scotland in a phased approach. ·         Applications for The Lothians and the Borders are open between 27th August and 1st October. ·         If you are looking for funding, download the details here and don’t leave it to the last minute. ·   GO LIVE, GET ACTIVE   Between 2nd – 12th August 2018 Europe’s top athletes will compete in the inaugural European Championships. The Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council are investing £1m to use the impact of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships to activate local and national legacy objectives under the newly-created GO LIVE! banner. Midlothian have applied for and been granted funding for two projects.   Newbattle ·         The first is to support the Newbattle Learning Community and provide activity during summer for people experiencing multiple deprivations. Sport and Physical activity for the children will be linked to healthy meals and opportunities for the family to participate in activities. ·         The Sports Hubs will be looking to provide a range of sports coaching for the children.   Sports Shed ·         The Midlothian Sports Shed aims to engage Men over approximately 40 years old in sport, physical activity and peer support. It aims to develop a peer led organisation, which provides support to help men develop their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. The participants will be recruited to become volunteers for the sports clubs in the future. ·         The Sports Hubs will be looking to provide the coaches for this programme   Both these programmes will be discussed at the next Hub meetings. MIDLOTHIAN’S YOUNG PEOPLE AWARDS 2018 To mark the Year of Young People 2018, Midlothian Council and the Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian are working together on a new Awards Scheme to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people aged from 8 to 26 within the community. READ MORE......   PENICUIK ATHLETIC FC UPDATE CLICK HERE to read the Penicuik Athletc’s latest update in the Penicuik Athletic quarterly Newsletter NEW SPORTS COURTS AT THE PENICUIK YMCA - YWCA CLICK HERE for details of the new Sport courts at the Penicuik YMCA - YWCA. PENICUIK YMCA-YWCA SPORTS COURT OPENING SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2015 at 11am On August 2nd at 11am, Penicuik YMCA-YWCA  proudly opened the redeveloped sports courts in Queensway, Penicuik. Among those attending were  renowned former international tennis umpire, John Frame; the Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian Sir Robert Clerk and Lady Clerk; Scotland women’s rugby international Sarah Law and her sister Rachel who is a sportscotland Sports Panel Ambassador; Keith Wright, Football Development Officer with Midlothian Council and former Hibernian and Scotland footballer; and John McCrossan, Youth Development Convener, Midlothian Hockey Development Group. The opening of the Sports Courts to which all were welcome has been much anticipated by Penicuik Y, having invested lots of time and energy since 2009 securing funding and organising the renovation. Following years of decay, the newly refurbished sports courts are a valuable new asset for the community and will be available for hire by individuals and groups, principally for football, hockey and tennis. CLICK HERE to view all the photographs taken on the day. PENICUIK TENNIS CLUB We are a friendly thriving club open to anyone wanting to play and learn tennis. As the only dedicated tennis club in west Midlothian and the only tennis club in Midlothian open all year we run lessons, tournaments and social events for juniors and seniors. This year we have an 8 and under mixed team and an under 14 boys team in the East of Scotland Team Tennis Tournament. We hold regular junior and adult tournaments and league matches including the Hunter and Lass Tournament and the Murray Mania Tournament. To join this excellent value club (individual membership - only £20) and find out about lessons and events please contact Once you are a member you receive the padlock code for the courts enabling you to play tennis at any time. BEESLACK COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL Beeslack Community High School opens approx 50 weeks of the year. We offer a range of opportunities for the wider community.  Working hand in hand with Schools, Local clubs, Groups, Sports organisations, Active schools and Penicuik Community Sports Hub. Some of the activities on offer are:  Football, Basketball, Disability Sports, Archery, Tennis, Table Tennis, Dance, Break Dance, Swimming Club and Swimming Lessons, Fun Athletics, Fitness Suite, Harriers, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Lifesaving, Rookie Lifesaving, Boxing, Country Dancing, Harriers, Roller Skating, Strictly Fitness, Cricket. We also offer a number of non sporting activities such as Italian Lessons, Furniture Restoration, Cooking classes, Yoga, Photography, Dressmaking, Higher Human Biology, National 5 Maths, Computing, Cake Decorating, Weightwatchers, IPad, Craft Theatre and Music Group, Workshops, First Responders, Heartstart courses, Family Disabled Club, Clubs for the over 60’s and much more. Many of the clubs and groups are run by Volunteers. Volunteering plays a major part in any organisation.  If you are interested in a volunteering opportunity please get in touch. We are constantly looking to develop new opportunities.  If anyone is looking for access to sporting facilities, meetings rooms etc give us a call on 01968 67389 or email PENICUIK YMCA/YWCA Our two brand new floodlit Astroturf courts at Queensway will be available for community use for football, tennis and hockey towards the end of June 2015. This much needed high quality addition to Penicuik’s sports facilities will further develop the school-to-community club links – a major aim of the Community Sports Hub. The Y also has excellent indoor facilities for Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Badminton, Table Tennis, and fitness training; as well as meetings, seminars, parties and a refurbished soft play room. Contact Penicuik Y at 51 Queensway  on 01968 674851, e-mail or visit