Clubs Social Evening….

The Newton Stewart HUB had a clubs social evening on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at Newton Stewart Golf Club.

We had representatives from the following clubs; Penninghame Curling Club, Newton Stewart Golf Club, Newton Stewart Tri Club and Newton Stewart Tennis Club.

This informal evening allowed clubs to meet Scott Mc Meekan the Hubs Development Officer and gave everyone a chance to chat  about common club themes (memberships & funding to name a few!)  local to our area.

We propose to have another meeting early into 2017 to address prevalent issues for the incoming year. Date and venue TBC.

All clubs welcome!

We’d love to hear from you.!

Many thanks to those who attended & contributed on the night!

Alison and Ann.

Alison Adams & Ann Ferguson, Active Schools and Community Sports Officers.

Based at the Merrick Leisure Centre, Corbie Road, Newton Stewart. (01671 40 43 01)

If you would like to be added to our contacts list for upcoming events please email;

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2016 Coach Panel Survey


Dear Coach

sportscotland and sports coach UK are working together to deliver the 2016 Coach Panel Survey across the UK.

We are writing to ask for you help.

We want as many coaches as possible to take part and would be grateful if you would share this link and covering text, through all your networks.

About the Survey

The results should help us all better understand the coaching landscape: the diversity of the workforce; the amount and type of coaching sessions; support and development experiences.

This survey offers our coaches an opportunity to tell us what it is like to be a coach in 2016 and shape the support and services we provide. It should take 15mins to complete.

We want the voice of coaches to be heard and hope you can spare some time to help us reach as many coaches as possible.

The findings will be published on our website, so they can be used by all our partners and coaches.

If you would like any more information about this work, please contact our sportscotland Research Officer, Louise Dobbie at

Thank you,

The research teams
(sportscotland and sports coach UK)

Katie Oman | Partnership Manager | sportscotland
Doges | Templeton on the Green | 62 Templeton Street | Glasgow | G40 1DA

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sportscotland – putting sport first

The 2016 Coach Survey is now live! Please take part or share the link:
We want to reach all our coaches; to give our coaches a voice and better understand the needs of our coach workforce.

Calling all clubs….

We are looking to get a local calendar of events up and running for 2016. Please get in touch with us to promote your event and raise awareness of when and where its happening!

Festivals, Activity Camps, Competitions…..

……We want to hear from you!!!!

Loud speaker

All info to:


Machars Primary Schools Competition

All entries for the Machars Badminton Association Primary Schools Competition should be entered by FRIDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2015.



3.30PM FOR A 3.45PM START,



ENTRY£1.50, payable on the night!

All three categories may be entered; Singles, Doubles & Mixed.


Entry forms available at The Merrick Leisure Centre.

Completed entry forms to Mrs C Strain

c/o Education Offices,

McMillan Hall,

Newton Stewart.


Please bring your own refreshments on the evening and any necessary medical equipment. (Inhalers etc)