Aberdeen Sports Awards 2018
Another hugely successful Aberdeen Sports Awards this year was held at the AECC. The evening full of great clubs, athletes, guest speakers and entertaining displays from people across the city of Aberdeen. To find out more about the winners of each category you can visit the Aberdeen Sports Awards facebook page here.
Coach Education & Training Survey
Sport Aberdeen are looking for your support to inform them of what training and education is wanted and needed by clubs and sports coaches across the city.The survey will take just a couple of minutes and the feedback would be greatly appreciated.To complete this please click on the link below:https://www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/coach-education-training-survey
Ultimate Judo Host Olympic Champion
Ultimate Judo are proud to welcome Olympic Champion Ole Bischof to Aberdeen. Ole won the under 81 kg category in Beijing 2008 and Silver in London 2012. One of the worlds greatest middleweights and he is coming to Aberdeen to share his knowledge and experiences with local judo stars.The session is pre-booked only and open to anyone who does Judo. More information is available at their website here.
Aquatics Aberdeen achieves prestigious accolade
Aquatics Aberdeen has become the first Learn to Swim framework provider in Scotland to be awarded the highest accreditation award given out by the national governing body for swimming, Scottish Swimming.Aquatics Aberdeen, run by registered charity Sport Aberdeen, was recently awarded SwiMark Plus, a nationally recognised accreditation programme for clubs and swim schools who consistently provide the highest quality experience and encourage local participation.SwiMark is Scottish Swimming's highest accreditation awarded and successful achievement confirms that the Aquatics Aberdeen programme is leading the way in:
Developing safe, effective and child friendly environments, based on good practice
Improving the participation experience through excellent staff training programmes
Encouraging and supporting lifelong participation through sustainable swimming development pathways and partnership working with the local swimming clubs
Jill Franks, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Business Development, said:“I am extremely proud of the whole Aquatics Aberdeen team for their hard work and dedication in providing second-to-none swimming opportunities in Aberdeen and am thrilled that we are the first leisure trust in Scotland to be awarded this top accreditation.“Sport Aberdeen is committed to creating opportunities and inspiring more people to take part in physical activity and through these accreditations we can ensure that we are delivering the best possible coaching to people in the local community.”Dianne Breen, Aquatics Aberdeen Manager, also commented:“I’m thrilled that we have received this accolade which, alongside the Scottish Swimming Learn to Swim Provider of the Year Award 2017, recognises the excellent standards consistently delivered by our Aquatics teachers and the positive investments we have made in education programmes.”Fiona Paterson, Participation Programme Manager at Scottish Swimming, said:“I would like to congratulate everyone at Aquatics Aberdeen on becoming the first Leisure Trust to achieve SwiMark Plus. This highlights the quality swimming environment that Aquatics Aberdeen provide, which will lead to opportunities for lifelong participation and enjoyment of swimming to all those who take part.”
Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme
Baillie GiffordCommunity Awards ProgrammeFollowing a review of their charitable giving Baillie Gifford has decided to launch a stand-alone grants programme aimed at supporting grass roots community organisations across the whole of Scotland.The programme will consider grants of up to £2K which fit at least one of the following priorities:-Children and families-Elderly-Education -Environment-Health-Physically disabled-Homelessness-Women-Grass Roots SportsThese funding streams can be found by clicking here.
ACTIVE ABERDEEN PARTNERSHIP SPORTS GRANTS CLOSING DATE - 8TH FEBRUARY 2019
At this busy time of year, we would like to highlight that the final round of Sports Grants will close on February 8th 2019.Sports Grants are available for: -
Community Sports Clubs and Organisations
Coach, Officials and Volunteers
For more information on the three categories and to watch the video click HERE Please note, for the last round of grants this financial year, applications will be eligible for Community Sports Projects that have previously been granted funding, given that the project will introduce new participants to their activity in line with the Strategy for an Active Aberdeen.If you would like an informal chat with the Sports Grant Group about submitting an application please email or phone the contacts: email@example.com / 01224 047922.