Councillors Margaret Toner and Ian Cochrane joined in the sporting fun at the launch of Prestwick Community Sport Hub.
If you want to try a new sport, take your sport to the next level, or train with local people in Prestwick then Prestwick Community Sport Hub, which was recently launched at South Ayrshire Council's Prestwick Academy, can help you achieve your goal.
Prestwick Community Sport Hub is a collection of sports clubs and other organisations that are working together to improve the sport available in their local community, offering sports in a variety of locations. The aim is to engage the local community and give them access to a range of sports.
Ten clubs are currently members of the Prestwick Community Sport Hub: Prestwick Tennis and Fitness Centre; Glenburn Miners Welfare Football Club; Prestwick Sailing Club; Prestwick Cricket Club; Caledonian Youth Football Club; Ayrshire Handball; Aerodynamics Triathlon Club; Prestroon United Amateur Football Club; Prestwick Rowing Club and Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club.
The sport hub is run by the clubs who work in partnership with input from the Council, with the aim of all the partners being to develop increased sporting opportunities. The sports hub is funded by sportscotland.
Councillor Bill Grant, Economic, Tourism and Development Portfolio Holder for the Council said: "The Prestwick Community Sport Hub initiative is an exciting and innovative approach to the development of sport in local clubs. It is designed to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport in communities across Scotland. I am sure that the hub will inspire a culture of sport for all by introducing people to lots of different sports so that they can find the one that they really enjoy."
The Prestwick Community Sport Hub is based in local places such as club pavilions, community centres, the natural environment and/or schools in and around Prestwick, bringing local people together and making a home for local clubs and sports organisations. It is also providing information, support and advice on a wide range of sports and physical activities to make it easier for local people to get involved and engage in a more active and healthier lifestyle.
Alongside the sport hub launch, a youth event promoted groups and clubs for young people across South Ayrshire with representatives from the following organisations attending: Boy's Brigade; Girl Guiding; Duke of Edinburgh's Award; Army Cadet Force; Police Cadets; Scouts; RNLI; Y dance; Youth Sports Council; Council's Community Safety team; Young Scot; Volunteer Action South Ayrshire and NHS Ayrshire and Arran health promotion.
Councillor Grant concluded: "The sports hub launch was a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to find out about a range of sport and try some of them for free. Keeping everyone in our community engaged in sport is a great way for people to get healthy and dtay healthy so I would encourage people to get up and active with the Prestwick Community Sports Hub."
To find out more about Prestwick Sport Hub contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01292 612607.