Club Development

The sports clubs and communities environment offers much more than just traditional club sport. It is the environment where people can have a lifelong involvement in sport.

It also recognises that some organisations intentionally use sport and physical activity to positively impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, their skills and learning, and on communities, ensuring a more inclusive and healthier nation. This is known as Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity.

Sportscotland Clubs and Communities Framework is designed to guide the development of club and community organisations. It provides a common reference for those working on building the capability and capacity of club and community organisations to improve our sporting system.

The Framework is primarily aimed at professional staff to help them support local leaders, coaches, volunteers and/or employees, but can equally be used by clubs themselves. It is underpinned by the Help for Clubs (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)  webpage on sportscotland’s website, which you’ll find in the  Clubs section (Opens in a new window or downloads a file). Those pages contain the tools and resources to support development work.