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CHILD PROTECTION AND FIRST AID COURSES FOR SPORTS COACHES
Child protection courses - 3hrs - 28th Feb - 6pm – 9pm - PE Classroom, Newbattle
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 Community.SportHubs@midlothian.gov.uk 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
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
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.
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.
· 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.
· 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Beeslack@community.mgfl.net.
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 email@example.com or visit