Glasgow Sport has recently been supporting the Glasgow Integration Network with establishing North Glasgow Bravehearts. The Bravehearts are a cricket team based within Red Road flats, which aims to provide opportunities for asylum seekers to play the game. The club has a small management committee and sought assistance with the issues of starting a new sports club.
How Glasgow Sport helped
Glasgow Sport has been able to purchase start up equipment for the club including bats, balls, helmets and pads for both the senior and junior cricket teams. Support has also been given to assist with start up lets for the club which has enabled the club to use the artificial cricket pitch at Springburn Park. The club members were also given the contact details of The Active Life Club who provide multi sports activities to minority ethnic groups within the south side of Glasgow. Through this contact the Bravehearts were able to take part in there first ever competitive match, narrowly losing out to the Active Life youngsters.
Glasgow Sport has also supported the Integration Network to bid to the 2014 Communities Fund. The club were successful with their bid for £2000 which shall be used to purchase more equipment and cover future let costs.
Looking to the future the club will be sending coaches on a number education courses. These courses will allow the clubs coaches to gain the expertise necessary to deliver safe, fun activities for there junior and senior members.
If you are a sports club based in Glasgow, looking for some form of assistance then get in touch with Glasgow Sports Development Team on 0141 287 5811 and we will try to assist you.