South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture supports the work of the four local Sports Councils within South Lanarkshire: Cambuslang and Rutherglen, Clydesdale, East Kilbride and Hamilton as well as the area-wide South Lanarkshire Disability Sport.
The Sports Councils are primarily voluntary organisations with the main responsibility of promoting interest and participation in sport and organising events and championships within their local areas. The day-to-day promotion of participation in sports is carried out by each organisation's Executive Committee, appointed yearly at their respective Annual General Meetings.
SLDS is a voluntary organisation with a responsibility to promote interest and participation in sport for people with disabilities within South Lanarkshire. SLDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who are the governing body of sport for athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability. Membership of SLDS is open and free to any South Lanarkshire school, club or individual. Benefits of affiliating to the SLDS can be found here.
Each of the local sports councils are looking to recruit student volunteers on to their individual committees. If you have an interest in the promotion and development of local sport and can commit to attending monthly meetings this may be for you. East Kilbride Sports Council are particularly interested in volunteers who can help them develop their social media presence.
If you would like further information on the work of your local sports council or are interested in becoming a committee volunteer please contact the respective secretary/representative below.
2022/24 Sports Council affiliation
If you are interested in applying for the first time please contact us at email@example.com
Teams and organisations affiliating to their local sports council will automatically be affiliated to South Lanarkshire Disability Sport*
*option to opt out during online affiliation process
Affiliation to your local sports council will give you access to the following activities and projects:
- Coach Education Programmes
- Sports Development projects
- District Championships
- Sports tournaments for elite performers, youngsters, ladies, 50+ age category and senior citizens
- School of Coaching weekends at National Sports Centre
- Sportsperson's Individual Grants
- Coach Education Grants
- International sports exchanges
- Company sports days
- Inter-district sports events
The Individual Sports Performers Grant Scheme is intended to assist talented sports performers and youngsters with excellent sporting potential by contributing to the costs involved in undertaking specialised training/coaching programmes designed to improve their standard of performance, develop their potential and allow them to participate in competition at a high level. Applications can be made to your local sports council by clicking the relevant link below.
East Kilbride Sports Council – Sports Grant Scheme for Individual Sports Performers
Cambuslang & Rutherglen Sports Council – Sports Grants Scheme for Individual Sports Performers
Hamilton Sports Council – Sports Grant Scheme for Individual Sports Performers
Clydesdale Sports Council – Sports Grants Scheme for Individual Sports Performers
Grant Aid to Sports Clubs is primarily for clubs involved in the development of sport, and is also of assistance to club members wishing to attend Coach Education Schemes which will be of future benefit to the club.
Online Grant Aid to Sports Clubs application links will be here soon. In the meantime please contact 01698 476262 for further information.
Sports Council Contacts
Further information on your local sports council is available from their respective secretary / representative:
Clare Winsch, Hamilton Sports Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Robert Brown, Cambuslang and Rutherglen Sports Council Secretary.email@example.com
Bob Anderson, East Kilbride Sports Council firstname.lastname@example.org
David Strachan, Clydesdale Sports Council email@example.com
Theresa Campbell, South Lanarkshire Disability Sport firstname.lastname@example.org