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Free workshops for local sports clubs on offer

Press release   •   Feb 13, 2018 16:00 GMT

FREE workshops are being held for sports clubs and associations in Moray to provide opportunities for upskilling.

Those involved in running sports clubs will have the chance to attend sessions covering data protection, Community Asset Transfer, Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG), funding and sports psychology. These are free for those affiliated to sportMoray, or £5 per person for unaffiliated organisations.

The first workshop will take place on 27 February, on the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation.

Kim Paterson, Sports Development Officer at Moray Council said: “These workshops are a great opportunity for clubs to come together in Moray to network, share best practice and learn from experts in relation to a series of themes that are critical to the success of a voluntary club.

“sportMoray is always keen to support the collective of sports clubs operating across the area in any way they can and these workshops are ideal opportunities.”

Ann Rossiter, Chair of sportMoray, is encouraging people to come along to the workshops, which will help clubs and organisations keep up-to-date with legislation.

“Coaches, club officials, athletes and volunteers need to be given the opportunity to attend workshops on their doorstep - allowing them to upskill and be more informed of areas that have been identified by governing bodies as essential to the well running of clubs, coaching sessions and meeting Government guidelines along with local initiatives that clubs may wish to engage in.

“sportMoray are endeavouring to deliver this through workshop sessions, meeting the aims and objectives of the sports council at the same time providing support across this sector.”

Find out more about the sessions on offer at Places can be booked by emailing with names of attendees, club, contact number and email address. Some workshops may need to be restricted to a max of 2 people per club.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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