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Do you have any unwanted sportswear for ages 4-18?

Making sport more accessible and sustainable for all… SSF (Scottish Sports Futures) and ApparelXchange CIC (AXC), have launched their annual collaborative project to gather unwanted sportswear before it reaches landfill. This annual campaign for unwanted sportswear is asking people of Glasgow and Scotland to donate items of clothing and footwear

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Same identity. New face. Even bigger. Even bolder.

We are thrilled to introduce to you our new look! After 24 years, we are launching a new logo, reflecting the brighter futures of our young people. You’ll notice it is bigger, bolder and unapologetically reflecting who we are, the young people we support, and the work we do.  Why

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Sportswear Donation Drive 2023

Scottish Sports Futures & ApparelXchange Following on from the success of the 2022 initial donation drive, SSF partnered up with ApparelXchange (AXC) once again to collect unwanted active/sportswear and footwear during the summer months in 2023. Donations were gathered by both organisations then processed by ApparelXchange (AXC) at their warehouse to be re-packaged

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SSF Stirling Partnership Spotlight!

Collaborating with MXP Fitness Gym was a fantastic opportunity to engage young people in a positive and empowering fitness program. The 3x free sessions and the subsequent 4-week block of fitness and boxing sessions provided a structured and supportive environment for participants to not only enhance their boxing techniques but

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CEO Appointment 2024

Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) and sportscotland have announced they are strengthening their partnership after sportscotland Lead Manager, Dougie Millen was once again appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SSF while Kirsty McNab goes on maternity leave until January 2025. Scottish Sports Futures use the power of sport and physical activity

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Book our Education & Training NOW!

We want to work with you! At SSF, we truly believe that sport has the power to change lives. Our training packages have been designed to support individuals and organisations to take a person-centred approach and embed it within their practice. Our modules can be delivered in a variety of

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We are finalists!

What an exciting year we are having! As an organisation, we embed ourselves into the heart of the community and provide safe places, free of charge, for young people to be active and have fun. We are hugely grateful to National Lottery, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and The Herald & Genanalytics

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Sweaty Betty Foundation Partnership 2023

Following on from the success of last years Scottish Women and Girls in Sport week launch SSF and the Sweaty Betty Foundation have further strengthened their partnership with funding to support young women and girls in sport.  Three young people from previous SSF programmes in Stirling worked together to write an

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External Evaluation 2023

Conducted by University of the West of Scotland We are committed to being evidence based in our approach to working alongside exceptional people.  This 3 year external evaluation has been funded by CashBack for Communities. Therefore all of the research is based on the following SSF programmes: SSF Chance:2:Be, Shell Twilight,

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Active:2:Grow 2023 National Launch

SSF have recently launched Active:2:Grow programmes across all four of our local authorities; Glasgow, Stirling, North Ayrshire and Fife. The Active:2:Grow programme is a FREE 42 week wellbeing and multisport programme delivered in partnership with Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in communities across Glasgow, Fife, Stirling and North Ayrshire.

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SSF Glasgow Team Update June 2023

As we enter the new financial year, SSF programmes have been relaunching across the city, with our team working hard to ensure our staff and young people get the best experience of being with SSF. Our amazing work is only possible with the help of our partners, offering a varying

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Education & Training Update June 2023

We want to work with you! At SSF, we truly believe that sport has the power to change lives. Our training packages have been designed to support individuals and organisations to take a person-centred approach and embed it within their practice. Our modules can be delivered in a variety of

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Sportswear Donation Drive 2022

Scottish Sports Futures & ApparelXchange During April and May 2022, an open donation drive for active/sportswear and footwear was organised and promoted by both organisations. Two social media posts a week generated interest and donations were gathered by Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) then processed by ApparelXchange (AXC) at their warehouse

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SSF Glasgow Team Update January 2023

Over the last quarter, SSF Glasgow Team have been working to develop the delivery of SSF Chance:2:Be programmes across the city. During this time, SSF staff consulted with young people attending the SSF Chance:2:Be programme to plan an all-day, outdoor, activity trip, at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre.  On Wednesday 7th of December,

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SSF South West Team Update January 2023

Over the last quarter the SSF Southwest team have been working hard to deliver our SSF Chance:2:Be programmes across the region. During this time, we have launched two additional programmes in Ardrossan and Irvine. In total we have engaged with 22 young people across both programmes, providing opportunities around alternative

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Education & Training Update January 2023

Education Through Cashback (ETC) On Saturday the 26th of November, the ETC ‘Goal Setting’ module was delivered to Sports Leaders at the sportscotland ‘Lead To Succeed’ event at The University of Stirling. The event was held to celebrate 10 years of young people in leadership roles within sportscotland. It was

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