ClubSport Stirling Rural Club Share Event
ClubSport Stirling in partnership with Active Stirling organised a Club Share event for Stirling’s rural clubs at Callander Golf Club on Wednesday 12 June.
The event was a great success with 11 club members in attendance, learning, networking and sharing their knowledge and experiences of club life.

The evening provided four main presentations which were then explored in more details in smaller break out groups. The subjects were as follows:
‘Community Sport Hubs - Killin, a Rural Hub’, this workshop outlined the benefits of Community Sport Hubs and how they can operate in rural locations.
‘Development Committees’, hosted by Loch Ard Sailing Club, this workshop outlined the importance of development planning and using sub groups to reach goals.

Ian Wright and John Harrington, presenting for Loch Ard Sailing Club   Ben Thorpe, presenting for Stirling Country RFC

‘Club Chaplains & Supporting Mental Health’, this workshop, led by Ben Thorpe from Stirling County Rugby Football Club, explored the benefits of sport for mental health through engaging with Club Chaplains.

Christopher McKenna, Community Sport Hub Engagement Officer presenting for Active Stirling

‘Engaging and Developing Young Volunteers’, hosted by Inspire, this workshop showed clubs the benefit of engaging with young volunteers to develop clubs as well as being a key part of a young volunteer’s personal development.

Carly Lauder, presenting for Inspire Stirling   Mark Findlay, Employability & Volunteering Manager presenting for Inspire Stirling

Tom Gebbie, Active Stirling Community Activation Officer said “Thank you to everyone who presented and to the clubs who engaged with the event. We have gained a lot of feedback and will develop these events for future. It was great to see a group of clubs coming together to share their experiences and knowledge with each other. This is something we will look to expand and develop over the next few years. I definitely feel this is important to bring clubs and communities together to discuss common issues or barriers that they may be able to overcome together.”
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