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Minister Joins SSF To Launch Scottish Women & Girls In Sport Week 2022

Maree Todd, Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport joined young women from the charity, Scottish Sports Futures, today to take part in physical games and launch Scottish Women & Girls in Sport Week 2022. Organised by the Active Scotland Division of Scottish Government, the initiative highlights the importance

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NEW REPORT SHOWS THE IMPACT OF POVERTY ON SCOTLAND’S YOUNG PEOPLE

Scottish Sports Futures is urging Scottish Government, Governing Bodies and Local Authorities to significantly invest more in access to physical activities and access to sports facilities for young vulnerable people following the shocking findings of a new report highlighting the challenges facing young Scots living in poverty and the impact

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Education & Training Oct 2022

Wellbeing Workshops Over the summer, our SSF Wellbeing Workshop (SSF WBW) offering has developed from working solely with young people, to now also working with partner organisations’ staff. These two strands are interlinked and reinforce our commitment to changing lives through sport, education, and partnership working. We had more than

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SSF Families Cranhill Relaunch

SSF Families is a health and wellbeing programme promoting the importance of physical activity, designed to reach vulnerable families. The programme is targeted at young people that struggle with weight, confidence, and activity levels. We aim to address food poverty (food packs provided), family engagement, increasing physical activity, healthy food

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SSF South West Team Update Oct 2022

Over the course of the summer, SSF have worked closely in collaboration with KA Leisure, North Ayrshire Council and various partners to deliver a comprehensive offer of support to vulnerable young people in North Ayrshire. Collaboratively we have co-delivered the NAC Free School Meals programme for vulnerable young people across

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SSF Chance:2:Be East Central Residential Oct 2022

The SSF Chance:2:Be programme is a personal development programme for young people who may be disengaged from education and/or at risk of entering the criminal justice system. Over the course of the 16-week programme, we aim to get young people to gain: confidence, qualifications, teamwork skills, employability skills, connections into

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Charity Partnership: Callaway Reveals Special Tour Staff Bag For 150th Open

Ahead of the historic 150th Open at St Andrews, Callaway has revealed its unique Staff Bag that was designed by a local student and will be used by 34 players at this monumental championship. Budding artists from two St Andrews schools – Madras College and St Leonards – were commissioned by Callaway and St Andrews Links to design a

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Free family summer fun arrives at Thistles Stirling this summer

Thistles shopping centre in Stirling has officially opened its brand new, free to play ‘Around the World’ nine-hole mini golf. Open each day until 31 July between 12noon – 4pm, keen golfers can come along and try their hand at the latest golf course in town. Thistles has partnered with

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SSF South West Team Update July 2022

Over the last 48 weeks, SSF in partnership with SAMH have successfully delivered our Active:2:Grow programme in North Ayrshire, supporting young people aged 11-14 to address concerns with their mental health and wellbeing using the hook of sport and youth work. The Active:2:Grow programme has worked with various community partners

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SSF National Team July 2022

SSF Young Leaders Programme SSF Young Leaders programme is a person-centred personal development programme for young people aged 12-25. Young people embark on their own journey over one year taking on new challenges and developing their leadership skills which they can then use as a volunteer within their community. In

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SSF Glasgow Team Update July 2022

SSF Chance:2:Be programme is designed to work with young people aged 15+. The programme works with young people who have an interest in sport and physical activity, who are not engaging within education or employment. In Glasgow we have three SSF Chance:2:Be programme’s in both community and in school settings.  

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SSF Senior Leadership Team Update July 2022

Happy Summer! These last few months have been great for upping our active travel individually and for the organisation and we are proud to have 3 teams taking part in the Paths for All Step Challenge. It’s really inspiring to be taking our own advice and leading by example and

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Our Annual Report 2021-22

The importance of Love, Care and Empathy. What another fantastic year it has been here at SSF! As always, it has been amazing to witness and to hear of the great work being delivered by our staff and volunteers. However more importantly hearing the impact our sessions have on young people and families

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SSF East Central Team Update July 2022

In May the SSF East Central Team took up the amazing opportunity from Netball Scotland to take along SSF young people to the Super Saturday Netball Scotland event at the Emirates Arena. Together we had 21 young people from Lochgelly, Fife and Bannockburn, Stirling, who travelled to Glasgow to make

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Chloe receives MBE for services to disadvantaged young people!

At just twenty years of age Chloe Lawson from Baillieston has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the West of Scotland. A sessional staff member with the charity Scottish Sports Futures, Chloe has been a volunteer for

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Clothing Donation Drive!

DO YOU HAVE ANY UNWANTED SPORTSWEAR FOR AGES 4-18? Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) and ApparelXchange CIC (AXC), have launched a collaborative project to gather unwanted sportswear before it reaches landfill. This collaboration brings together both strengths of the organisations, SSF enabling young people to be active through sport and physical

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Glasgow Team Update April 2022

On the 24th January 2022 the Glasgow team launched the SSF Chance:2:Be East End programme 3 in Reidvale Community Centre. The SSF Chance:2:Be programme is a 16-week bespoke referral-based programme for young people aged 15+ who enjoy sport and physical activity and not engaging in education, employment, or training. SSF Chance:2:Be

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South West Update April 2022

Over the last two months our National team have been working closely with the South West team to roll out our SSF Young Leaders programme across the North Ayrshire locality. During this time,SSF Young Leaders coordinator, Kirsty Strang, has been working closely with sessional staff and young people to gauge

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