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Borders Swimming Management Group / B.E.S.T
Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh 10-14 April 2013
Hope Selected for GB Junior Team
8th & 9th June, Napier University (Sighthill Campus), Edinburgh
Please note a new BSLT website will be up and running in the next few months incorporating the Sportborders Website
Scottish Borders Athletics Development Group
Entries are now open for the Innerleithen Mini DH series for ages 10-16.
St Vedas Surf School are running a summer surf club at Coldingham Bay for children between ages 10-15yr, every week throughout the summer holidays.
The inaugural year of the Galashiels Cycling Club Sportive allows the option of two distances: 50 miles and 108 miles.
The Scottish FA and Scottish Borders Council (SBC) are delivering a 5-A-Side â€˜Street Nightâ€™ football tournament for boys and girls aged 10 â€“ 19 years old on Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July.
In a busy weekend for junior athletes from the Borders, there were some outstanding successes.
BADMINTONscotland today named their 12-strong squad to contest the UK School Games in Sheffield from September 1-4.
This year's Scottish FA/Cameron Gunn Festival was the biggest and most successful to date with 109 youth football teams taking part in the event on Sunday, 5 June.
A new sport festival is set to introduce, and reintroduce, thousands of people to sport across the East of Scotland and Fife next week.
Once again the Eastern region will be staging three Inter Area Championships in 2011 for the regions club cricketers at Under-13s, 15s and 17s.
The teenage stars were crowned Scottish Shield champions on Wednesday night with a well deserved 5-2 win over Firrhill High School.
The 2011 championships were held at Sighthill Powerleague Campus, Edinburgh.
Following success from last year, Cricket Scotland have teamed up with Asda again in 2011 in their initiative to reward those volunteers who devote their free time to development of cricket in their local communities.
Gala girls squad won the Keswick Girls Rugby 7s on Sunday 8th May.
2011 sees the roll out of a new UKCC funding model to support the recruitment of new coaches in Scotland through the national agency for sport, sportscotland.
Itâ€™s been a busy few weeks in Borders Juniors cricket as the season well and truly got under way at the end of April.
St Boswells Cricket Club confirmed its ambitions to return Scotlandâ€™s topflight of clubs by achieving further recognition from Cricket Scotland in gaining the TOPClub Approved Award.
Whiteadder Sailing Centreâ€™s Neil Couch has been awarded one of the Royal Yachting Association Scotlandâ€™s top honours â€“ Volunteer of the Year - for his commitment to the sport of sailing and for his work in instructing schools and youth groups.
The Borders Elite Swim Team (BEST) came of age at the recent Scottish National Age Group Championships placing 6th on the Scottish team point score.
Berwickshire Active Schools Coordinator, Paddy Dearlove is running 44 marathons in 51 days from 1st May to 19th June to try and raise Â£100,000
Two Borders swimmers travelled to Dublin on Friday 25th March representing the Scottish Schools National Team to compete in the W.I.S.E. (Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England) Schools International.
Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Goodhew was one of two keynote speakers at the 2011 Scottish Borders Coaching Conference, which took place recently in Galashiels.
Mark Saturday 26th March down in your diaries. The newly formed St Boswells Ladies Cricket Club won the Cricket Scotland National Womenâ€™s Indoor 6s tournament and, in so doing, lifted the clubâ€™s first national silverware.
Swim Team Borders wrapped up their East District Age Group Championship campaign with an impressive showing in Glenrothes on the 19th & 20th of March.
Five Border Young Curlers headed to Aberdeen to represent the South in the Scottish Funspiel Finals after qualifying through the regional qualifier stage held in Dumfries in January.
Swim Team Borders members were on fire at the third weekend of this seasonâ€™s East District Age Group Championships held in Glenrothes on the 5th & 6th of March.
With the local cricket season a matter of weeks away, St Boswells CC was the venue for an â€œIntroduction to Umpiringâ€ course attended by 20 individuals involved in cricket in the Borders.
Scottish Squash and Racketball Ltd (SSRL) are looking for an enthusiastic leader to take on and develop a Youth Racketball Club at Jedburgh Grammar School.
Preparations are well in hand to launch the first EVER womenâ€™s cricket club in the Borders at St Boswells CC
Cricket Scotland took the top prize of the Pepsi ICC Development Programme Awards 2010, claiming the Best Overall Cricket Development Programme, while Mazhar Khan of the Emirates Cricket Board was this yearâ€™s recipient of the Lifetime Service award.
The Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will now â€˜go liveâ€™ on Monday 28 February 2011.
On Saturday 12 February the Scottish Disability Sport Boccia Championships took place at the Peak Sports Centre in Stirling.
Chris O'Hare and Guy Learmonth made some great strides at the weekend.
Twenty goalkeepers ranging from age 12-to-30 are part of a new SFA Goalkeeping Coaching School taking place at Netherdale, Galashiels.
The â€œinspiring exampleâ€ of four Borders athletes who competed in the Scottish Commonwealth Games Team in Delhi was marked by Scottish Borders Council Convener Alasdair Hutton before the Scotland â€˜Aâ€™ â€“Italy â€˜Aâ€™ rugby match at Netherdale on Friday 4 February.
Swim Team Borders members contested the second instalment of the East District Age Group Championships for the season when they travelled to Glenrothes on the 5th & 6th of February.
Over 85 youngsters from right across the Borders registered for the 2011 Primary School Badminton Championships and took part in a very enjoyable tournament at the Queens Centre, Galashiels and Galashiels Academy.
A Girls only Coaching Camp will be held at Hawick High School (10am â€“ 4pm) on Wednesday 16th February.
Over 62 children selected from either their club Participation centre or from senior school first year were in attendance at Tweedbank on the 30th January for the first selection trial to make up the â€˜Potential squadâ€™.
The Borders Secondary Schools badminton championships were held at Earlston High School and Galashiels Academy on Sunday 30th January.
An Introduction to Umpiring Course will be held at the Green, home of St Boswells CC, on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm.
Scottish Borders Junior Cricket Development Group has launched the very first junior indoor league competition in the Borders and this one aimed at the Areaâ€™s Under-11 club cricketers.
Scottish Swimming is pleased to announce a club development grants scheme, available to clubs that demonstrate a commitment towards achieving swiMark plus, diveMark plus, poloMark plus and synchroMark plus.
Twenty one swimmers represented the Borders at the Scottish Schools Championships in Glasgow on Saturday 29th January 2011.
The Borders Sports Facilities Conference has been rescheduled for Sunday 6 March 2011 at the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels - and the formal consultation process has been extended to Tuesday 15 March 2011.
Scotland finished second behind Wales in the Celtic Indoor International in Cardiff.
â€˜Brilliantâ€™ and â€˜awesomeâ€™ are not the words you would expect to hear from the coach of a team recording its first non-medal winning performance in recent memory.
Neil Cameron, Cricket Scotlandâ€™s Community Development Manager for the Scottish Borders has announced the re-launch of the Borders Cricket Academy which will start at Earlston High School on Wednesday 12th January (between 8 & 10pm).
The Facilities Strategy Conference has been postponed until the new year.
Gala Harriers are celebrating completion of scottishathletics Clubmark, becoming the first club in the Scottish Borders to gain the accreditation.
After an intensive period of listening, reviewing, and refining, we are delighted to share with you the key priorities and headings of the new â€œPlan for Athletics in Scotlandâ€.
Scotland A are yet again heading for the Borders this season and you can catch all the rugby action FOR FREE!
Swim Team Borders members travelled to Glenrothes for the East District Age Group Championships, their first major meet of the 2010/2011 season.
Ettrick & Lauderdale Sports Council Annual Awards evening was held in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels on Friday 22nd October in front of an Invited Guest audience.
The first tournament of the season saw the Gala Girls rugby team head for Grangemouth.
Scottish Borders Council is considering a report which outlines several recommendations for the future provision of accessible, high quality and financially sustainable sports facilities in the Borders.
The 3rd Peebles Cycling Club under 16â€™s MTB Stage Race took place in Glentress Forest on 11th & 12th September, with over 100 young riders from all over Scotland and the north of England taking part.
Some details of a web service that will take the headaches out of event notifications/communications, and save you significant time and money over the course of the season.
Borders based coaches and athletes were treated to a unique insight into some alternative training methods last Sunday courtesy of Eyemouth based coach Henry Gray.
Two Borders athletes have been selected to compete for Scotland at the Junior Home International. Scout Adkin (Moorfoot) and Louise Mercer (Teviotdale) will represent their country later this month.
Young people in the Scottish Borders will have the chance to apply for grants from Youth Chex from Wednesday 1 September.
The annual Scottish Borders Sports Academy took place at Heriot Watt University Campus in Galashiels last week (9-11 August 2010).
ASP Athlete Guy Learmonth was part of the Scotland U20 4x400m team at Birmingham Games on the 26th July.
In recent years the junior league programme in the Borders has undergone some radical changes and the developments have been good for both the sustainability of the Border clubs and the provision of junior cricket in the Area.
Shedden Park, Kelso hosted the first (and hopefully annual) Borders Colts 6-a-side tournament on Sunday 1st August with competing teams from hosts Kelso, Manderston, Melrose, Gala and St Boswells all taking part.
The first day of the annual Scottish Borders Sports Academy takes place at Heriot Watt University Campus in Galashiels on the 9 August.
Swim Team Borders, the performance swimming squad of the Borders, has enjoyed a successful 2009/2010 season as it heads into its final major competition for the period, the British Age Group and Youth Championships.
Clubgolf was launched in 2003 to fulfil the Scottish Governmentâ€™s promise to provide every child in Scotland the chance to experience golf.
Two young athletes from the Borders were victorious in the Scottish National Relay Championships at Pitreavie at the weekend (18th July).
After the successful launch of our new web based coaching resource last month we are keen to continue to build and develop our support to you.
We have added animated and video practices that will provide an excellent resource for coaches and marks only the beginning of the development of your online coaching resource.
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is seeking nominations for the Scottish Borders Sporting Hall of Fame which honours Borderers whose names are synonymous with sporting excellence.
Borders club swimmers and members of Swim Team Borders (STB) joined forces to compete as a composite team for the second time since the inception of the Borders composite team B.E.S.T. (Borders Elite Swim Team).
Tweed Valley Petanque Club are hosting a Pre Bastille Day Open Competition on Sunday 11th July commencing at 1.30pm at a cost of Â£2 per session.
With over 80 youngsters having taken part so far, this has been a great start to this years Dirt Crit race series.
Scottish F1 sidecar racers Team SLR travelled 1400 miles to take part in the Croatian Sidecar GP, a round of the FIM Sidecar World Championship 2010.For the team it was a warm up to the Scottish GP round of the Championship later this year in August at Fifeâ€™s Knockhill Race Circuit.
PCC event - NW Youth Tour at the end of May and was a great event.
Lee Goodfellow heads to the Young Leaders Camp in Berwickshire in August.
Galashiels Academy has received rugby training kit from Scottish Rugby as part of the nationwide roll-out of the Rugby Champions scheme.
Gala born football star Danny Galbraith is encouraging local youngsters to take part in this yearâ€™s summer holiday sports programme on offer from Scottish Borders Councilâ€™s (SBC) Sports Development Team, Border Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT) and Jedburgh Leisure Facility Trust.
The official launch of the 2010 RACMSA Rally of Scotland takes place at Touch Estate Stirling Thursday 10 June.
The annual Borders Secondary Schools tournament took place and was contested, despite a fall-off in schools attending, with passion and cricketâ€™s innate sense of bonhomie and camaraderie on Friday 4th June on the all weather surface at Berwickshire High School, in Duns.
The Borders Swimming Performance Development Programme continues to thrive through its second hectic swimming season.
Gala Mini Maroons Primary 7 squad took part in the Scottish Rugby Festival of Rugby at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Borders club swimmers and members of Swim Team Borders (STB) recently joined forces to compete as a composite team for the first time at the City of Sunderland Long Course Open Meet.
Heriot Primary Schoolâ€™s Primary 6/7 class which make up â€˜Heriot Road Rippersâ€™ successfully completed their 12.7 mile cycle run from Heriot to Innerleithen on Saturday, 22 May 2010 in aid of LIVESTRONG - the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) which helps people affected by cancer.
On Tuesday 1th May at Galashiels Volunteer Hall, two locally born sports stars joined school-pupils, parents and teachers from across the region, as the Scottish Borders Active Schools Network celebrated the first anniversary of the Champions in Schools programme in partnership with the business-led charity, Winning Scotland Foundation and Scotch Beef (Quality Meat Scotland).
The BT Paralympic World Cup opened in Manchester yesterday with a greeting from the Prime Minister but it was a Clegg, not a Cameron, who most boosted national pride in the athletics contest that kicked off a week-long festival of sport.
Scottish Rugby will launch an exciting new coach development scheme for the 2010/11 season, following a
successful pilot throughout clubs in Tayside and Fife.
Secondary school aged youngsters are being given the opportunity to take part in a free-of-charge football, rugby and dance as part of â€˜Street Nightâ€™ which takes place in Kelso from next Friday (28 May).
West Linton Gymnastics 'Linton Gymtastic' requires voluntary or a level 1/2 coach to help with our recreational club on a Saturday from 9-2pm
The much-anticipated Borders Festival of Hockey last weekend was a true celebration of the continuing success of hockey in the Borders at all levels of the game at the fantastic new facility at Tweedbank, officially opened last week.
With the local cricket season now in full swing, nine individuals involved with the game in the Borders recently attended an â€˜introduction to umpiringâ€™ course held in Gala Cricket Clubâ€™s pavilion.
Hockey enthusiasts from across the Borders gathered at Tweedbank on Wednesday 5 May 2010, to celebrate the official opening of the newly re-surfaced all weather pitch at the Sports Centre.
Louise Mercer, Teviotdale Harrierâ€™s young cross country star has earlier this week turned her talent to road running.
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has approved capital funding of Â£450,000 to help a local partnership group take a step closer to developing a new third generation (3G) synthetic pitch at Netherdale in Galashiels.
The fourth annual Scottish FA South East Region Coaching Conference held at Almondvale Stadium, Livingston on Sunday 28th March 2010 was hailed as a great success the DVD from the event is now available to buy.
To help support the growing amount of sports volunteers in the Borders, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and Volunteer Centre Borders (VCB) have joined forces to produce two new Volunteering in Sport Guides along with a Volunteering in Sport Action Plan.
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd May 2010
Scottish Borders Campus, Netherdale, Galashiels, TD1 3HE
Morebattle Primary School won the Borders Schools Bonspiel final recently at Kelso Ice Rink.
The members of Swim Team Borders were on fire at the recent Scottish Gas National Age Group Championships which took place from 8-11 April at the Tollcross Leisure Centre in Glasgow.
2010 Tennis Borders League Fixtures have now been confirmed.
Dr Frank Dick, President of EACA, is delighted to announce the launch of IFAC 2010, which will run 29-31 October at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the European Athletics Coaches Association [EACA].
UKA, in partnership with the Home Countries, is accepting applications until the 30th April to recruit members for the Women in Coaching Advisory Committee, which will deliver a strategy for women in coaching initiatives across the UK.
Cricket Scotland has today announced a partnership with supermarket giant Asda, as part of their commitment to rewarding Volunteers.
The Borders Swimming Performance Development Programme continues to flourish through a hectic swimming season.
A new partnership between Scottish Cycling and Scottish Borders Council (SBC) was launched at the Border Union Showground in Kelso on Saturday (20 March 2010).
The second Scottish Borders Coaching Conference took place on Sunday, 14 March at Heriot Watt University and surrounding facilities in Galashiels and attracted over 120 local sports coaches from all over the Borders.
The Borders Curling Development Group has been working hard to increase the opportunities for young people to take part in Curling throughout the year.
Swim Team Borders proved a highly successful unit yet again in Glenrothes on the 6th & 7th of March 2010 at the East District Age Group Championships.
At the beginning of this current school year there was only the glint in Earlston High School teacher Jamie Brysonâ€™s eye of a cricket club forming at the school. But this vision has, with remarkable speed, sprung into life and taken shape beyond even Jamieâ€™s early hopes.
Cricket Scotland would like to congratulate Shaun Entwistle and Alan Church on completing their Coaching Assistant course.
The first programme of its kind between Heart of Midlothian Education and Community Trust and Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has been launched, giving 12 young people from across the Borders the opportunity to become better citizens and realise the benefits of growing up in a positive and productive way.
The winners of the Lunchtime Football League held at the Queens Leisure Centre in Galashiels were presented with their trophy recently.
The Scottish rugby club that invented the game of Sevens is to adopt a one-off Army-style camouflage playing jersey in support of British Forces serving overseas.
Guy Learmonth (Lasswade AAC) reduced the Scottish under-20 800m record for the second time in two days when finishing fifth with 1:50.75 in the 800m final at the Aviva World Trials and UK Championships at the EIS in Sheffield on Sunday 14 February.
Kelso, Haddington and two Border Fjordhus teams were the first to try out the new tiger turf surface at Tweedbank on the 7th February.
The South Hockey development group are delighted to have been awarded Â£1000 by the SHU and Â£3000 through SportBorders for developing more volunteers and Leaders within the Scottish Borders communities.
The Borders Under-11s Area Squad began itâ€™s winter training schedule in January ahead of another busy season including a series of (home and away) matches against North Northumberland, Dumfries & Galloway and Lanarkshire.
Swim Team Borders tasted success again at the East District Age Group Championships in Glenrothes on the 6th & 7th of February 2010
Ten members of Swim Team Borders represented the Borders at the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships in Glasgow on Saturday 30th January 2010.
The Scottish FA, as governing body of our National sport, acknowledges its responsibility in the area of child development and has devised the Mini Kickers programme, which provides a football skills curriculum for children aged 2Â½ to 5 years.
Head Coach of Edinburgh Rugby, Rob Moffat launched the Scottish Borders new Coach Scholarship Scheme.
Football and rugby icons, John Collins and Gregor Townsend returned to their roots in the Scottish Borders on Monday 18 January to show their support for the development of a new all-weather third generation (3G) pitch at Netherdale in Galashiels.
Swim Team Borders travelled to the Fife Institute of Sport on the 5th & 6th of December to contest the second round of the East District Age Group Championships for this season.
On Friday 19th June 2009 at 7.45 a group of 10 Rugby youth development officers from the Borders went on a marathon sponsored goal kicking challenge
Twelve hours of torrential rain didnâ€™t dampen the youth riderâ€™s enthusiasm for bike racing at St Ronanâ€™s Primary School Innerleithen on Saturday the 14th Nov.
Scottish Borders Council has launched a new Coaching Scholarship Scheme to encourage sports coaches to develop their careers within the Scottish Borders by offering them financial support and guidance.
East District Age Group Championships were held at Fife Institute of Physical & Recreational Education, Glenrothes on the 31 Oct â€“ 1 Nov 2009
After two very successful open evenings held at Hibernian FC and Heart of Midlothian FC over the past two weeks at their respective training grounds, both clubs have committed to supporting the grassroots game in the South East Region.
Scotland A will face the full Tongan international team at Netherdale, Galashiels, on Friday 20 November (kick-off 7.30pm).
Last Sunday at the Gytes Graeme Paterson the Peebles Rugby Development officer delivered a come and try rugby session for girls.
On Thursday 1st October, S1 pupils from all nine secondary schools in the Borders area were in attendance for the Bank of Scotland Regional Football Festival held at Netherdale in Galashiels.
Over 100 P6 and P7 children took part in the hockey festival at Selkirk Cricket Club on Tuesday 29th September.
Two Swim Team Borders members have been chosen to represent the Scottish East District Swim Team at the British National Inter County Team Championships on the 17th and 18th of October.
An event was held last night (Monday 5 October) at the Borders College Campus in Galashiels to mark the second anniversary of the Borders Athlete Support Programme
Roxburgh Sports Council held their Annual Awards Evening at Poynder Park ,the home of Kelso Rugby Club on the 25th October.
Sports programme will keep youngsters active during October break
100 girls from all over the Border took part in the Border Rugby Youth Development Officers tag festival at Netherdale last Friday
Special guest at the event Dame Tanni Gray-Thomson DBE
The launch of the South East Club Coaching Visit Programme for 2009 has proved very popular over the first half of the year.
The Border Curling Development Group, are thrilled to have received Â£8,406.00 from Awards for All. This money is to be solely used in a Project to encourage the 30 â€“ 55 year age group to keep healthy & fit by learning to CURL
The annual Scottish Borders Sports Academy took place at the National Sports Centre at Largs and Galashiels from 9-12 August 2009.
The 5-a-side league is about to get underway get your team entered now!!
Gala Rugby recently run a very successful summer rugby camp when over 3 days 40 young budding rugby players took part in lots of fun exercises and games.
Whether itâ€™s applying a bandage or administering CPR â€“ knowing first aid could save someoneâ€™s life.
The annual Scottish Borders Sports Academy will take place at the National Sports Centre at Largs from 9-12 August 2009.
Following discussions with a large number of users, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has made the decision to replace the Tweedbank pitch with a sand-based surface suitable for all levels of competitive hockey.
The Queens Leisure Centre in Galashiels is offering a new class membership scheme to help people get in shape for the summer.
Walk your way to happiness and health.
Congratulations to the Primary 7 class at the Balmoral and the Primary
5/6/7 class at Heriot Primary Schools in completing a jointly run FSA/SRU project.
Scottish Borders Rugby Youth Development Officers went on a marathon goal kicking challenge.
basketballscotland is delighted to announce that Sergio Lara-Bercial, is the first speaker to be recruited to present at the Skip Prosser Memorial National Coaching Clinic 2009.
ALEX Jordan admits there was some scepticism among the Borders swimming community when he was appointed the region's first performance development coach a year ago this week.
In February 2003, the Scottish Executive launched the National Physical Activity Strategy which clearly defined Active Schools as an area of focus.
download the latest Pre-season routines from the members section.
Download a form to nominate coaches, teams and athletes for awards at the annual awards ceremony
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) is seeking nominations for the Scottish Borders Sporting Hall of Fame which honours Borderers whose names are synonymous with sporting excellence.
The training methods of Inter Milan will soon be seen across the football pitches of the Borders.
The 2009 Summer Sports and Physical Activity Programme is now available to download.
Two swimmers and their coach from Swim Team Borders have been selected to represent Scotland at the UK School Games in September 2009.
Scottish Borders Councilâ€™s senior Football Development Officer, Dougie Anderson, recently attended a UEFA Study visit to the Spanish Football Federations Head Quarters, Loz Rozaz, Madrid, Spain.
Twenty kids had signed up for the first track school of racing for the season.
Tweeddale Sports Council hosted their Annual Awards on the Friday 24th April at Peebles Hydro Hotel.
Members of Swim Team Borders once again performed outstandingly to bring home more medals from the recent Scottish National Age Group Championships at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh recently.
Tweedbank Bowlers defied all belief when they beat Midlothian in the Scottish Cup Final, which was held in Dundee on Saturday 11th April 2009.
Border Search and Rescue Unit invites you to enjoy the fun of our Sponsored Walk and Challenge Run 2009.
Broomlands primary school lands Curling honours
The Danish National Gymnastics Team arrived in the Borders as part of their World tour.
The Junior Culing team had a great time playing in the SALSC/RCCC Scottish Finals at Braehead, Glasgow
Over 150 sports coaches from across the Scottish Borders gathered at Peebles Hydro on Sunday for the regionâ€™s first Coaching Conference organised by Scottish Borders Council supported by Sportscotland.
The content from the Scottish Borders Coaching Conference '09 is available in the members section.
This Easter, Cricket Scotland in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council is running cricket camps for all ages and abilities.
Cricket Scotlandâ€™s Head of Performance will deliver a session on â€œdeveloping young players for the modern gameâ€. The session will be an interactive combination of practical and theory based activities. The workshop is designed to help Coaches deliver sessions on topics such as aggressive batting and bowling techniques and dynamic fielding. It will also consider the integration of physical and mental skills into technical sessions. The session is also designed to be attractive to young players who may have an interest in coaching.
Andy Lawrie, former Falkirk footballer has been recruited by the education department as the new Coaching Network Development Officer.
The Borders Swimming Performance Development Programme has already had a huge impact on the sport since it was introduced last summer.
The programme commenced in June 2008 with the appointment of the new Borders High Performance Development Coach Alex Jordan â€“ a top class swimming coach from Australia.
Diversionary programmes to encourage youngsters to get involved in sport on Friday and Saturday nights are becoming increasingly popular among youths in the Borders.
â€˜Street Nightâ€™ in Hawick provides free games of five-a-side football and tag rugby as part of the Scottish Governmentâ€™s Cashback for Communities scheme.
Following a successful 4-week pilot in November last year, the programme secured funding to provide a 14 week programme from January to April 2009. Now the scheme is in full swing it attracts over 70 youngsters every week.
The 2009 Easter Programme is now available to download.
Application forms for the Scottish Borders Coaching Conference on Sunday 29th March '09 are available online now.
Further to feedback from members of the Borders Cycling Development Group and through discussions with Scottish Cycling we are delighted that cycling is now going to be included in the Scottish Borders Coaching Conference.
We are delighted to be able to announce we are going to introduce the inaugural â€œScottish Borders Coaching Conference 2009â€ to be hosted at Peebles Hydro Hotel on Sunday 29th March. Read more about the conference............
A rare opportunity- not to be missed!!! Find out more about the world class gymnastic team coming to Kelso........
Backing up again in the midst of a very busy competition schedule Swim Team Borders members were on the move once more in Glenrothes for the East District Age Group Championships on the 7th and 8th of February.
Salary : Â£22,500 pro rata.
1 Year Fixed Term contract in the first instance.
The Community Development Team has identified that the development of the girls and womenâ€™s game as one of the top priorities for 2009 and onwards. As a result of increased funding from the ICC, Cricket Scotland are now recruiting a dynamic and inspirational Development Officer to drive forward this aspect of our programme.
Cricket Scotland is pleased to announce the next scheduled intake of Cricket Development Apprentices (SVQ). This is the third intake since the inauguration of the scheme in 2007 and we look forward to further expanding the programme. The two year full time programme is designed to give participants experience of organising and delivering cricket coaching in their local communities while undertaking development and training activities which will prepare the participant for a potential career in sports or cricket development. We are currently inviting applications from young people and organisations who are interested in joining the programme for the 2009 intake.
Cricket Scotland has launched a new website it an be found at www.cricketscotland.com
The SCA are seeking talented and highly committed coaches to enhance its network of regional athlete pathways. These pathways will focus on developing athletes in the Olympic disciplines of Slalom or Sprint. You will be joining a team of coaches and supporting both the National programme and developing your own region.
The first round of the Coca Cola 7s tournament kicked off in the Borders on Monday (12 January 2009).
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) in partnership with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) have launched their jam-packed football development programme for 2009.
Eight members of the Swim Team Borders programme competed at the 2009 Scottish National Short Course Open Swimming Championships in Glasgow from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 January, 2009.
The Borders Athlete Support Programme Management Group is seeking to appoint a Programme Manager to take the leading role in managing and developing the ASP Programme within the Scottish Borders region.Find out more about the post and how to apply.....
The Queens centre in Galashiels is starting a new lunchtime 5-a-side football league. Entry is available to male,female or mixed teams. The first games will be played on 10th February. Entry forms are available now.
Scottish Borders Council, in partnership with sportscotland, is looking for an enthusiastic individual to organise, co-ordinate and deliver coach education and club development activities to the sporting community in the Borders.
Sportscotland Launch Women in Coaching
The free-of-charge â€˜street footballâ€™ event organised by SBCâ€™s football development unit attracted over 30 boys and girls from P6 to S4.
The Sport Borders Website has offically launched find out more.........
The autumn coach development programme is now available.