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Taggarts Jaguar, donates ace tennis kits to Scottish Sports Futures

Taggarts Jaguar showroom donates 20 Jaguar Land Rover tennis kits to youth sports charity, Scottish Sports Futures, in the wake of the Wimbledon final. Jaguar Land Rover, the official car sponsors of Wimbledon, have supplied Taggarts with over 200 pieces of equipment including – Babolat tennis rackets, nets, kit bags

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Shell Twilight Fife – Youth Initiative is Extended

Shell Twilight multi-sport sessions held every Thursday at Lochgelly High School for any 12 to 21-year-olds have proved so successful that additional funding from Fife Council has enabled the sessions to run on Tuesdays from 3pm until 5pm as well. Councillor Rosemary Liewald from Fife Council recently joined representatives from

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Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk 2021

We are over the moon that our Kiltwalk Challenge has raised an amazing £5,233.43 and what a blast our teams had on what turned out to be one of the hottest day’s of the year so far. With participants invited to take up a challenge centering around the number 21

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SSF Chance:2:Be East End – July 2021

SSF Chance:2:Be programme works with young people aged 15 who have a passion for sport and physical activity, and are not engaging within education and/or employment.  Over the past year the SSF Chance:2:Be programme has been put on hold due to COVID, with constant changes in tiers and various lockdowns

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Glasgow SSF Families Programme – July 2021

Over the last few months SSF Families has continued to strengthen its partnership with Cranhill Development Trust (CDT), being able to give back to their families programme and help plan their Easter schedule, offering advice and helping out with sessions where appropriate. Supporting the Easter schedule meant we could help

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Senior Leadership Team July 2021 Update

From Monday 7th June, SSF CEO Kirsty McNab will be off to complete her maternity leave, returning on 3rd September. The very wonderful Head of Operations, Sarah Furniss, steps up into the CEO role during this time. Naturally we then have some internal backfilling, with Sean Brady covering Head of

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SSF Chance:2:Be Govan – July 2021

Over the last year, Scottish Sports Futures have been working closely with Govan Youth Information Project (GYIP) to plan our SSF Chance:2:Be programme launch in Govan. Due to COVID restrictions the programme was not able to start until 21st May 2021. On the run up to the launch, SSF and

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Shell Twilight Dalmarnock – July 2021

On the 17th May 2021, the Shell Twilight Dalmarnock session was relaunched in the Dalmarnock community. The Shell Twilight is a diversionary, multisport programme which is delivered in communities most affected by crime, poverty, and anti-social behaviour across Scotland. As such, the programmes are inclusive and targeted at those most at

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South West Delivery Update July 2021

Since the easing of lockdown restrictions Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) has been working across North Ayrshire to relaunch our sport for change programmes, enabling us to re-engage with young people who require support the most. This has included Shell Twilight and Active:2:Grow sessions in Irvine and a brand new Shell Twilight diversionary session in Ardrossan.

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East Central Delivery Update July 2021

  Our SSF East Central Team have been planning, preparing and now delivering SSF programmes in Fife! We have been working closely with a number of key partners in the region, our Shell Twilight and Active:2:Grow programme have now officially launched, with the SSF Chance:2:Be programme set to launch in August,

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Ahmed Mumin – The Full Circle

My first experience with Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) was in 2013 when Kirsty McNab came to my local youth club at Reidvale Youth Hub and told all the young people about the SSF Young Leaders programme (formally Active East). During that meeting, I remember feeling excited, thinking about the opportunities

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SSF Ultimate Challenge: GUSA Fundraiser

Scottish Sports Futures recently partnered up with Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) as their Charity of The Year 20/21. It is no secret that this year has been a struggle for all let alone schools and universities, however the dedication to raise funds for SSF throughout this difficult time from

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East Central Team – Rallying Fife’s Young Leaders

Our newly formed East Central Team hosted a Virtual Learning Event to rally young leaders for the new SSF Young Leaders programme in Fife. The young leaders volunteer in the community and are responsible for supporting a number of the charity’s local programmes, including weekly free Shell Twilight multisport sessions,

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SSF Young Leaders – Learning Events

Over the past month, the team have been hard at work delivering five online Learning Events for our SSF Young Leaders. The concept of the learning events was to bring all of our Young Leaders across Scotland together to take part in learning and training, and to design their 2021

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East Central Team Prepare for SSF Delivery in Fife

Our newly formed East Central Team have been hard at work planning SSF delivery for roll out in the Fife area. Whilst face-to-face delivery has been temporarily put on hold due to COVID restrictions, the team have been planning virtual delivery, and undertaking consultation with young people to help shape

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Govan Shell Twilight

Scottish Sports Futures have been working closely with Govan partners, Govan Youth Information Project (GYIP), Police Scotland and Animalia Apparel to start up a new Shell Twilight session in Govan at Harmony Row Youth Club. We had consultations with local young people to ensure the project was both person centred

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SSF Wellbeing Offering

New ETC Module SSF have created, in partnership with SAMH, a brand new ETC Module – Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport and Physical Activity. The aim of the workshop is to consider mental wellbeing in a sport and physical activity sense along with how to normalise mental wellbeing conversations

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SSF Families Programme – Adapting to Change

When we texted the families on our Barlanark and Maryhill Families programmes to say we had to finish 2 weeks early due to Covid-19, none of us could of predicted just how big an impact this would have. For the months that followed, we had to adapt to meet the

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