At Clydebank Community Sports Hub, all our clubs are actively engaged in programmes to promote wider involvement in their sports, especially among young people.
Clydebank Rugby Club
CRFC, in partnership with the SRU and West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust, has financially supported a district Rugby Development Officer (RDO) over the last three years.
The RDO has been active in taking rugby into primary and secondary schools. This initiative has been extremely successful in engaging with pupils in all schools in the Clydebank area.
Over 300 primary school children have attended at Whitecrook for rugby coaching over the past year, and after-school rugby sessions are now well established within the two local secondary schools.
The club has also invested in training young coaches through the SRU sponsored SVQ coaching academy.
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GTF Taekwon-do Clydebank
GTF holds a Regional Training Class on the 1st Saturday of each month, where students from beginners to Black belt can train and receive coaching from the GTF Scotland Youth Development Officer.
The aim is to make Clydebank Tae Kwon-Do a Centre of Excellence for the West Coast of Scotland.
There is a desire to bring National and International competitions to Clydebank and develop instructor’s courses, referees courses, taster sessions and self-defence classes.
The club’s aim is to develop all students to the level they want to achieve and provide for those who enjoy the fitness and social elements of the classes, as well as catering for students who wish to compete at National and International Level.
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The club’s Youth Academy, overseen by ex-Kilpatrick Manager John Cairney, will begin in summer 2015.
A Scottish Football Association ‘Quality Mark - Standard Level’ was attained by the club in August 2014. This is a massive achievement by the club and a great foundation for the future of its Youth Academy.
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Glaschu Gaels ladies team has been an integral part of the club for many years and celebrated being Scottish champions in 2006 and 2007.
Club members continue to work with Glasgow University students and conduct training sessions and playing workshops with children in primary schools.
With an established base at Whitecrook, Glaschu Gaels looks forward to establishing a solid youth system. The club has a number of primary school teachers in its senior team and has recently started a youth section after development work with local schools.
The youth team has now played several fixtures, with its first full year of coaching completed in 2014.
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