PENICUIK CURLING CLUB RECEIVE HUB FUNDINGPenicuik Curling Club requested £240 through the Hub to enable the Club to buy 12 "Sliders". These will be used to enable prospective new members the opportunity to practice sliding out as they deliver a curling stone. The "Sliders" which the club have purchased are various sizes and can be attached to the sole of a trainer so that the lead foot can slide out across the ice. This will help in coaching the correct delivery of a stone.The Club would like to thank the Hub for supporting this purchase.DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING COURSE 6TH FEBRUARY 2014The Penicuik Sport Hub funded Defibrillator Training took place on Thurs 6th Feb at Ladywood Leisure Centre and was attended by 18 participants.PENICUIK PETANQUE PISTE NEWSThe new piste in Penicuik Park has now been completed and we held an informal competition on Easter Sunday with was won by Bob Macdonald, John McAllister and Dave Logan. The new piste will be formally opened at a small ceremony on Friday 12th April. The season starts in earnest on Sunday 14th Aprilwith practice at 12.00 pm and social games from 1.30. Members of the public will be able to borrow boules from the Penicuik Centre for a small refundable deposit. We are holding introductory sessions for around 200 pupils from Penicuik HS and Beeslack on 29th and 30th May, and offer youth coaching session on Wednesday nights throughout June and July, the aim being to find Scottish Champions and internationals of the future.PENICUIK ATHLETIC FLOODLIGHTSThe installation of floodlightshas now been completed at Penicuik Park, testing carried out and they are now fully operational. Penicuik Athletic would like to thank Counsellor Adam Montgomery for all his hard work and assistance in securing the funding for this project and also the Penicuik Community Sport Hub for their support throughout this project.PLAYING FIELD IMPROVEMENTSLocal sports clubs now enjoy better access to their storage acilities following improvements on Penicuik High School’s playing fields. A slabbed area has been laid in front of the containers used by the High School, Penicuik Archers and Penicuik Athletic Youth footballers to improve access over muddy ground. The Sport Hub helped obtain finance for the project from Sport Scotland and work was carried out by Midlothian Council.