The latest data published by sportscotland shows that Active Schools continues to have an impact on children's physical activity levels with 7.3 million visits made to activities across Scotland in 2018/19, an increase of 0.4% on the previous year. More opportunities have been created for young people to take part in sport and physical activity through the network with 440,000 visits made to sessions in Highland in the last twelve months.
If you or someone you know is a coach in your local area, please could I ask you to take a few minutes to complete a coaching survey via the link below or pass it onto coaches and clubs that you work with. The study is being conducted by a UHI senior student as although much research has been undertaken into how best to coach athletes, very little has been undertaken into how providing an optimal coaching environment impacts upon the coach.
The Mey Highland Games has agreed received a major sponsorship package totalling £15k with from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the executive non-departmental public body responsible for the safe clean-up of the UK's earliest nuclear sites. NDA is a major contributor to the economy of Caithness, which is home to Dounreay, and Mey Highland Games is the latest local organisation to benefit from NDA support.
See the gallery link for al the Halkirk Highland Games 2019 photos..
Following last year's new World Records, athletes from around the world are preparing to raise the bar even higher. In 2018 Mey Highland Games became Scotland's first ever Para Highland Games.
Just in time for the school holidays LiveBorders has joined the LeisureLink partnership to provide access for highlife leisure members holidaying in the Borders this summer, and adding another eight leisure centres to the partnership. This means that highlife members can now enjoy gym and swim at leisure facilities when on holiday in the Borders, Western Isles, Argyll and Bute, Orkney and Moray for free as part of their existing membership.
Summer gymnastics classes taking place for 3 weeks in July for children aged 4 plus!! Book now to avoid disappointment! :).
The main event of northern fights 2019 on the 25th of May! Lucha DS v Lad v Glen Dunbar for the Undisputed Title!. Saturday 25th May 2019 - 6.30pm British Legion, Thurso..
Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, formally launched the Scottish Mountain Bike Strategy for 2019 -2025 this week. Scottish Government funding for both Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland for the next 3 years was also announced.
Highland Councillors Donnie Mackay, Struan Mackie, Matthew Reiss and Karl Rosie were delighted to provide continued funding support from the Thurso and North West Caithness Ward to the Scottish National Surfing Championships. The Ward 2 Members contributed £5,000 from their 2018/19 Ward Discretionary Budget to the prestigious championships.
High Life Highland today announced a new partnership with four other areas of Scotland that will see highlife members able to access free use of leisure facilities outside the Highland region for the first time since the low cost access card was introduced over 15 years ago. The scheme, involving four other areas will be known as the "Leisure Link Partnership".
From Kirsty Baird - Community Sport Hub Officer. Thanks very much for coming to last week's meeting, please see the notes attached, I'll be following up on my action points as soon as possible.
ust a reminder we have the East Caithness Community Sport Hub on Tuesday 5th March 6.30-7.30pm in the PE classroom (no longer dance studio), we will be look at the year ahead, the needs for your club and the community. Reminder - 2019 club profile for sportscotland and governing bodies monitoring and the 2019 club affiliation to your local Community Sport Hub.
A competition which brings surfers from across Scotland to compete for a national title has been awarded £5,000 from EventScotland's National Programme Fund. The take place from 19-22 April 2019 in Thurso.
Specsavers in Wick have been in touch to say they have a lots of Hi-Viz vest free for any local groups, schools or clubs Their are adult and kids sizes available. "Previously we have given them to some local schools and clubs but we still have lots left.
Quick reminder of child protection course on next Wednesday in Thurso, and other dates for child protection officer training and first aid will be available soon: Safeguarding & Protecting Children - Wednesday 12th December, Thurso High School 6.30-9.30pm This workshop and resource meets the basic foundation requirements for safeguarding and protecting children and young people in sport, for anyone whose role brings them into contact with children and young people. Recognised by UKCC and lasts 3 years.
See poster for details..
Training times are Thursdays 5.00 - 6.30pm at Naver All Weather Pitch and Sundays 1.30 - 3.00pm at Halkirk Football Pitch. Any one interested contact Stewart Munro (Coach) - Mob No 07810731849 Home No 01847 831382 E-Mail josamar1@outlook .com.
See poster for the times and places. Come and Try Badminton.
Why badminton is a great way to keep you active. Easy to learn, fun and sociable, badminton is a great way for people of all abilities to keep active.