Clubbing together in a bid to boost sport

Members of the Enigma Gymnastics Club with Provost Jim Leishman and councillor Mark Hood
Members of the Enigma Gymnastics Club with Provost Jim Leishman and councillor Mark Hood
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SPORTS clubs in Fife are being encouraged to sign up to a new community campaign.

Jim Leishman, Provost of Fife, and councillor Mark Hood visited a group of young gymnasts in training this week to find out how their club hopes to benefit from joining Fife Council’s community sport initiative.

Along with over 100 other sports clubs, groups and organisations, Enigma Gymnastics has signed up to the ‘Join Our Club’ scheme which gives them a profile on the Fife Direct website along with the opportunity to have their say on the future of community sport in Fife.

Mr Leishman said: “The Join Our Club campaign was all about getting clubs and groups signed up to make use of the benefits of registering on Fife Direct. Now that they’ve done that, we want them to give us feedback about their experiences of delivering sport and activities in the community and how we can better support them.”

“An online consultation is now live and it’s not too late for other clubs, groups and organisations to sign up to the Join Our Club project too.”

Enigma Gymnastics Club is a fairly new sports club which organises training sessions in gymnastics for young people of all ages and abilities.

The club has also been successful at recruiting young people from the local area who are now taking an interest in regular physical activity.

The Provost added: “The results of this consultation will form the basis of a revised sports strategy for Fife. We are aiming to have the strategy revised by summer next year.”

Councillor Mark Hood, the lead councillor on the sports strategy and campaign, added: “I hope as many sports clubs and groups as possible go online and complete the consultation.

‘‘I will also be trying to meet as many groups over the coming months to learn more about the work they do with a view of working together to make sport more accessible for everyone in Fife.”

The online consultation runs until February and is open to all organisations that meet in Fife. Visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/joinourclub to access the consultation.