Great news from Cleveden Community Club and I’d just want to pay tribute to my fellow Liberal Democrat ward councillor, Mary Paris, for the tremendous work she has done on this.
The Cleveden Community Club (CCC) was started by Kelvindale residents who recognised the limited opportunities for sporting activity within the Kelvindale community. The CCC pilot was supported by Kelvindale Community Council, Culture and Sport Glasgow, Education Services Department and the four local councillors. Applications for start up funding to a number of bodies including Maryhill/Kelvin Area Committee were largely successful. A local business has also provided sponsorship.
The Club’s aims are to provide:
- sporting and non sporting activities for all age groups within the community twice a month mainly run by volunteers
- opportunities for young people to undertake training in sports coaching and then to experience using their skills to the benefit of CCC
- a space within the community where residents can start their own interest groups if they so wish.
The structure and programme of the Club has been developed with the help of Culture and Sport Glasgow (now Glasgow Life).
5 pilot sessions have been run with, to date, 141 people having completed application forms for membership. 67 are now fully paid up members. The age range is from 3 – 78. Under 10s require an adult to accompany them. There is a mix of coached and free play available in most activities. The café provides a forum where families can meet. It will also be used as space for non sporting activities such as a book group and jewellery making. Links with other sports clubs are being explored in particular with Kelvindale Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club. Several of the members including young people have volunteered to undertake training in order to be able to work as volunteer coaches for various activities.
The formal opening of Cleveden Community Club by the Lord Provost will take place on Sunday 22nd August 2010 at 2pm at Cleveden Secondary School, 42 Cleveden Road, Glasgow G12.
Members can enjoy a variety of activities including swimming, basketball, badminton, football, table tennis, model making, jewellry making, book swap and ….. a cup of tea!