Community Projects

The Third Lanark Sevens team that took part in the Andrew Watson Memorial Trophy tournamnet in 2012.

The Third Lanark Sevens team that took part in the Andrew Watson Memorial Trophy tournamnet in 2012.

Our community programme is designed to provide links to the communities around our historical home Cathkin Park. The aim od the programme is to build strong communities, to combat anti social behaviour, improve community cohesion and improve the life chances of the population, and to help individuals to achieve their full potential mentally and physically.

Our projects are designed to:

·         improve skills
·         promote confidence, respect, and self-esteem
·         reduce isolation, and social exclusion
·         promote a healthy lifestyle

The quality of our projects, initiatives and activities is assured through the expertise of our partner organisations Govanhill Youth Project and Community Circle Projects.

Community Coaching Sessions

Our community coaching courses encourage children to become involved in sport, to improve their football skills, improve their fitness and promote team work. With our partners at Community Circle Projects and Govanhill Youth Project the sessions provide a safe space for children and young people to take part in the country's national sport. The focus is on improving skills and in ensuring that children and young people can gain confidence in their abilities.

The courses also provide volunteer adult trainers with the opportunity to gain SFA coaching qualifications up to level four, experience of working with qualified coaches along with direct experience of coaching children. All disclosures, first aid training and coaching qualifications are provided free to our volunteers.

It is envisaged that eventually sessions will be held in the north, west, east, south east and south west of the city. Training will be provided by volunteer coaches for two hours on weekdays or a Saturday morning. The sessions include education and advice on healthy eating and healthy living.

Standard rate of charge per session has still to be decided.

Street Football

This project was been set up in partnership with Govanhill Youth Project and Community Circle Projects. Street Football is a social integration project built around football, health and education. Initially targeting the Roma community in the area the project has grown to target wider issues with a particular focus on bringing together young people from the different ethnic groups that make up the community of Govanhill.

The project is designed to reduce barriers, improve understanding, promote team work and cooperation whilst highlighting the benefits of sport and exercise in gaining good health and fitness and to enable those taking part to make good life choices. The project also aims to encourage and develop leadership skills and to enable those taking part to make good life choices. to take participate in the Scottish Football Association's accredited coaching courses.

All sessions are free.

Community Partners

In our efforts to make links to our traditional communities we have made a number of community partners who we work with to dreate and add value to sport centred projects. Our main partners are Govanhill Youth Project and Community Circle Projects. We are also working on some projects that although sport related have a wider appeal. Presently, we are working on a joint project with Archaeology Scotland and Community Circle Projects that involves an archaeologial investigation of our traditional home ground Cathkin Park.