Category Sport in the Community

ISF World School Sport Educational Games 2-7 May 2015

The Games were staged for the second time – 12 months on from the first Games. Organising committee from the Ministry of Education in Greece provided a varied and memorable programme for all participants. Central to the games are the Ancient facilities with such historic significance to world sport. 73 students from 10 delegation and […]

An Observatory for Sport in Scotland – the proposal- a wee update!

I am doing a wee bit of travelling just now – sailing this week and then two weeks in China observing the ISF World Schools Athletics Cup in Wuhan. So it is timely to give readers a wee update on the proposal. Having developed the draft proposal with the help of several individuals, I am currently […]

Running

An Observatory for Sport in Scotland – a Project Proposal for Funding

– supporting the Scottish sport stakeholders and networks – a project proposal for funding through robust research, indexing of participation, and resultant opportunities For me this is the most important post of mine to date. Very keen to get feedback from readers and followers asap. Of course, aspiring to enlist the support financial and “in […]

Dive

The ISF Executive meeting and Convention in Doha Qatar March 2015

There and Back Again – Edinburgh to Doha I was able to enjoy my weekly Sunday morning walk on the Pentland Hills (immediately to the south of Edinburgh); before heading out on the new tram to Edinburgh airport to join the direct 7 hour flight to Doha with Qatar Airways. After a comfortable flight, I […]

The Scottish Parliament

More worries, and ideas about Scottish community and school sport

I am prompted to write by the number of events , and press releases  concerning the competitive sport success of 2014. Whilst agreeing that Scotland did enjoy considerable success at elite /performance sport levels – this clearly came at a price, and in my view is not reflected in Scottish community or in extracurricular school […]

Community Self Management of Sports Facilities – A Discussion Paper

Introduction This paper is written to aid discussion about the self management of sports facilities by “the community”. It is written at a time of unprecedented increase in sports facility hire charges. Often brought about by the fiscal challenges being faced by the country and in particular by the owners of most sports facilities in […]

The Scottish Parliament

GIVING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE A SPORTING CHANCE: A DRAFT STRATEGY FOR SCOTLAND

On December the 9th 2013 the Scottish Government launched its consultation paper looking for comments and suggestion on the future of youth sport in Scotland. You can find the consultation paper here: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/12/8921 The paper asks for comment on fifteen questions, my responses are below: CONSULTATION QUESTIONS Vision  The draft Strategy sets the following vision: […]

Charlie in Brasil in 2013 – on tour | ISF Gymnasiade | ISF Executive meeting

Charlie on Tour I have been very fortunate to be a member of the ISF (International School Sport Federation) during this past 18 months. Not least because the executive has had it’s meetings in such fascinating, beguiling, and interesting places. Think of it – Guatemala, Turkey, Israel and most recently Brazil have all hosted meetings […]

Charlie – On Tour – Photos

I was very fortunate to have a wee tour of some of the Brasilian cities  ( Sao Paulo, Florianoplis, Rio de Janerio, Salvador and then  attending both the ISF Gymnasiade and the ISF Executive meeting in Brasilia. Here are some of my photos.

The Scottish Parliament

Working Group on Scottish Sport – Call for Evidence – Charlie’s response

My response to the Scottish Working Group on Sport, who have made a Call for Evidence to consider the future of sport in Scotland in the event of Scotland becoming an independent country. The Working Group is chaired by former First Minister Henry McLeish. Q1. What action would you consider necessary to ensure independent Scotland can […]