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Join Team Scottish Sports Futures for the Glasgow KiltWalk

SSF KiltWalk poster

Either Walk and raise essential funds for SSF or Volunteer on the day at our pit stop

Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) are now registered as a charity for the Glasgow Kiltwalk 2015 on the 12th April 2015; we are looking for walkers and volunteers to support Team SSF!

The Glasgow KiltWalk starts at Hampden Park and ends at Balloch Castle Country Park, with 6 pit stops along the way. You might take part in the KiltWalk to get fit, for the challenge or just to have fun but the main purpose of the walk is to raise money for Scotland’s children’s charities, causes and schools. SSF have been selected as one of the KiltWalk charities because of the work we undertake with young people, our mission statement says it all, we

“Use the power of sport to inspire young people and empower them to make positive lifestyle choices.”

The money raised for SSF at this year’s KiltWalk will allow us to:

• Deliver free physical activity in the heart of communities in need
• Offer training and qualifications to young volunteers
• Introduce inspiring role models to at risk youth
• Educate and inspire participants to lead healthy goal driven lives

What you need to know to support Team SSF

Join Team SSF at the KiltWalk – To register to walk all you need to do is click here
• Go to ‘Click here to register’ and select which walk you will do, either
o Full KiltWalk – 26 miles
o Half Kilt – 13 miles
o Wee Walk – 6 miles

• During registration be sure to select ‘Scottish Sports Futures’ when asked to Choose a Team and enter the password ‘Sport’
Be quick, registrations for the Glasgow KiltWalk close on Sunday 5th April!
• Then it’s time to get fundraising! KiltWalk have set a target of £200 for each walker to work towards so get creative! Once you have signed up we will be in touch with ideas and information about fundraising for SSF.

Join Team SSF and Volunteer at our Clydebank pit stop – If walking is not for you, then we would love you to join us and be involved by volunteering at our pit stop. This is an opportunity for us to showcase all things SSF and motivate KiltWalkers with fun entertainment at the half way point which is also the start of the Half Kiltwalk.

To register your interest as a Team SSF pit stop volunteer, please email Katie for more information about volunteer roles available, katie@ssf.org.uk

Donate

If you are unable to walk at this year’s KiltWalk and unavailable to support as a volunteer on the day, you can support our work through donating at:

www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SSF

Please help us spread the word and encourage everyone you know to join or support Team SSF at any of the KiltWalks taking place this year.

For updates follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page. #TeamSSF #KiltWalk2015

Glasgow Rocks in the Community

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On a great night at the Emirates Arena where the Glasgow Rocks lifted fans out of their seats with yet another great display, this time scoring 107 points against Bristol Flyers, there was another group of players who gave the home fans just as much enjoyment. These players were the children who were competing in the Rocks Community Clubs Final at half-time of the game.

The Rocks Community Clubs are a Scottish Sports Futures initiative, and through the “Jump2it” programme the players of the Glasgow Rocks educate over 11,000 children per year on making healthy lifestyle decisions. It is at this point that the Glasgow Rocks players advise the children to try out their local basketball provision.

The Glasgow Rocks players have a huge influence on the children when talking with them, and Scottish Sports Futures ensure that that the children are made aware of existing basketball clubs, and if no local provision is available, the Rocks Community Clubs are set up in the area.

All sessions are coached by qualified coaches, with some guest appearances from the Glasgow Rocks players, and the sessions provide a fun and inclusive start to the sport. The overall aim is to provide positive and lasting early experiences of physical activity, playing sport and integrating with the community. Furthermore, these community sessions have strong links with the local existing basketball clubs which means that if the child would like to progress to play basketball at club level and beyond, they can have a direct pathway into competitive league, and then hopefully national basketball, just like many of the Glasgow Rocks role models who recommended the sessions.

Rocks Community Clubs sessions are open to all boys and girls aged 7-12, regardless of ability or experience. Sessions cost no more than £1 for the hour and they reach hundreds of children per year to encourage an active and fun lifestyle.

Please email peter@ssf.org.uk or phone Peter on 0141-218-4640 for more information.