The European Championships are coming to Glasgow 2nd-12th August and Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) will be there every day running our multi-sport ‘Activation Zone’. We’ll be running activities all day every day, as well as taking part in activities run by LEAP Sports and the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Every day of the championships we will be at Glasgow Green running a multi-sport Activation Zone from 10am onwards, with help from our Active Champion and NOMADS volunteers. The Activation Zone will have a choice of activities ranging from an assault course to outdoor dominoes, all activities are free and open to everyone.
We are also running three special basketball sessions with players from the Glasgow Rocks coming along to help coach and offer some expert tips on Saturday 4th 10am-2.30pm, Tuesday 7th 10am-2.30pm, and Thursday 9th 2.30-7pm.
Leap Sports are running the Pride House Programme throughout the games, a welcoming space to enjoy the games and to learn about LGBTQI sports, as well as educating people on homophobia and transphobia that exist within sport.
As part of their programme, Active East will be running a free action-packed afternoon of team-building and sports activities on Saturday 4th August, 2-5pm, at Pride House, 17 Trongate, Glasgow.
For more information check out their programme guide here!
SSF staff will be volunteering our time to go and help out at the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) stand every day of the championship at Glasgow Green. We will be there to talk to people about mental health, the importance of physical activity for good mental health, and help provide information on how and where people can get the help they need. SAMH will also be encouraging people to take part in the 5 Ways Challenge – five different ways you can help people every day.
Along with our Activation Zone, every day of the championships we will have our info stand at Glasgow Green, where you can find out more information about SSF, take part in our interactive surveys, and possibly even win some prizes.
Active Champions are a group of young volunteers from Active East will be at Glasgow Green every day to help run our multi-sport Active Zone.
Our Active East programme recruit Active Champions, working alongside these young volunteers to help them achieve a range of qualifications and helping them find volunteer placements with one of our partner organisations so they can make a difference in their local communities in the East End of Glasgow.
Shell Twilight Ambassadors
The Shell Twilight Ambassadors are participants from our Shell Twilight Basketball sessions who will be volunteering throughout the championships at out multi-sport Active Zone.
Ambassadors have under gone training to become youth ambassadors for the programme, as well as role models to other participants. Our Shell Twilight Ambassadors have also taken up leadership roles within their local Twilight sessions, as well as achieving coaching, first aid and child protection qualifications.
The NOMADS programme is an Erasmus funded European exchange programme which allows young people from across Europe to travel and volunteer at Sport4all events. This year we sent young volunteers to various work camps and sport events across Europe in partnership with Xchange Scotland. We will also be hosting 11 young people who will be taking part in a work camp at Dean Castle in East Ayrshire, supported and led by 2 SSF volunteers, Gary Penders and Chanelle Gallacher. As part of this Exchange programme they will be coming to Glasgow Green Live Zone to volunteer delivering multi-sports from the 7th – 11th August.
Players from the Glasgow Rocks, Scotland’s only professional male basketball team, will be joining us during the championships to run a series of basketball coaching sessions at our Active Zone.
SSF work with the Glasgow Rocks throughout the year with players helping to deliver the Jump2it programme – visiting primary schools to promote the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle and highlighting the dangers of smoking and alcohol. The Glasgow Rocks also work with our Shell Twilight Basketball programme to deliver coaching sessions throughout the year.