SPORTS clubs in the east of Fife are being encouraged to affiliate to the local sports council and benefit from the wide range of specialist support it can provide.
The East Fife Sports Council can provide small grants as well as advice to help clubs develop projects or for specialist coaches to offer training.
Rona McCraw, chair of the group, said that an annual awards ceremony was also organised where local sports people would be given recognition of their efforts at national and international level.
Nowadays, everyone involved with working with young people is required to attend child protection courses and the council has been instrumental in running courses where attendance certificates are awarded following completion of the event.
Recognising the increasing demands that are now made on those running sports clubs, EFSC are planning a Sports Summit in January 2013 covering a range of issues facing office bearers and coaches.
Affiliation forms can be found on the East Fife Sports Council website at www.eastfifesportscouncil.org.uk.