More support for community sport
Archived news: published on Friday 22 Jun 2012 by Fife Council
Fife Council is aiming to boost support for community clubs and volunteers who help young people get involved in sport and leisure activities.
At next week’s Executive Committee meeting (Thursday 28 June), councillors will be asked to agree a range of activities, including developing an online directory of local clubs, and consulting hundreds of groups and individuals on how best to bring sport to Fife’s youngsters.
Alex Rowley, Leader of Fife Council explained that it’s important to tap into a network of people and clubs that are already doing so much to help young people. “There are volunteers all over Fife who are already engaged with our youngsters - already helping them to have fun, get fit and stay off the streets.” he said.
“We want to give recognition to what these volunteers do by giving them a say in the future direction of our sport and leisure strategy and on how we spend the budgets for sport, leisure and young people.
“We all know it’s important for young people to get into healthy activities and to have something to occupy their leisure time. So we need to make sure we’re making the most, not only of our resources, but of the enthusiasm and dedication of the hundreds of volunteers running sport and leisure clubs in our communities all over Fife.”
As well as requesting the go ahead for a community consultation and new online services, officers will recommend that the new Housing, Communities & Local Services Policy Advisory Group investigate how else the council can support Fife’s network of sports and leisure facilities.
Grant Ward, Head of Leisure and Cultural Services said: “The Fife Sports Partnership will be leading a review of the Fife Sports Strategy in the near future. This would be a good opportunity to involve a wider group of individuals and clubs in developing plans.
“I’m looking forward to discussing the challenges and opportunities for sports provision with members of the Executive Committee.”