Introduction

The current board of the Gilvenbank Community Sport Hub is made up from representatives from Glenrothes Cricket Club and Glenrothes Athletic Football Club. There are plans to include a community representative on the board and develop a user group once the facility is established.

The business plan has been created to support the development of the Gilvenbank Community Sport Hub. The business plan focusses on developing a purpose built facility and associated playing areas within Gilvenbank Park, Glenrothes, for cricket and football with the aim of attracting more sports and activities to the park. Current health statistics indicate that there is a demonstrated need for additional facilities and services to help provide more opportunities for the community to be involved in sport and physical activity. This is especially true in Fife where 21.3% of the child population is either overweight or obese, 30.5% of the adult population obese and 37.1% of the adult population, who do not currently meet the recommended physical activity levels. Currently the park does not have appropriate facilities to develop and build capacity for sport within the area. The project looks to rectify this situation and provide a home for sport within the park for the benefit of the local community. In addition the Community Sport Hub will also provide opportunities for informal sport and physical activity for all age groups such as walking and fitness classes.

Vision, Aims and Objectives The Gilvenbank Community Sport Hub has the following vision and aims:

Vision – “A healthy community actively involved in leading, participating in and performing in a variety of sporting and physical activities.”

Aims – – To maximise opportunities available to the local community through the promotion of current activities and exploring the development of new activities. – To support sports clubs and their members to continue to develop and expand their organisation and improve service delivery. – To maximise working relationships with key partners. – To continue to improve, upgrade and create facilities as well as improving access to facilities and protecting green space. – To provide educational opportunities for the local community.

Objectives – To maximise opportunities available to the local community through the promotion of current activities and exploring the development of new activities. – To ensure the members of the local community are aware of all current activities and have the opportunity to participate in the activities on offer, the Community Sport Hub will undertake an effective marketing strategy. – – This will target local schools, youth groups, parents and the wider community. – The Community Sport Hub will endeavour to provide new sustainable physical activity and sporting opportunities where appropriate as identified by the local community. – Partnerships will be developed with local groups to provide the local community with a varied programme of activities. – To support sports clubs and members to continue to develop and expand their organisation. – The Community Sport Hub is committed to supporting each member organisation to increase participation and develop capacity by agreeing an action plan in line with liaising with the community to identify their needs/wishes in developing a service delivery plan. – To maximise working relationships with key partners. – The Community Sport Hub will link with local and national organisations to support the aims of the Community Sport Hub. These may include local schools, local authority and voluntary sector. This will lead to increased awareness of the Community Sport Hub. – Partnership working will provide an effective service to the local community. – To continue to improve, upgrade and create facilities as well as improving access to facilities. – The Community Sport Hub will continue to develop a home for a wide range of sports within Gilvenbank Park (to the highest possible standard). The Community Sport Hub will aim to provide quality facilities at an affordable price. – To provide educational opportunities to the local community.

The Community Sport Hub will provide opportunities for the local community to develop knowledge, skills and experience in a sporting environment. This will include coaches, volunteers, parents and committee members.