Following the launch of the application process at the 2020 Club Coaching and Development Conference, Scottish Cycling is delighted to welcome the first cohort of clubs onto the Progression Programme
With more than double the number of applications than available spaces, Scottish Cycling would like to thank all clubs who took the time to apply, and subsequently meet virtually to discuss their clubs needs and what support they were looking for to move their club forward.
The Club Progression Programme will provide 1:1 support from our Club Development Managers to clubs, at a pace that suits their needs. Entirely flexible, the programme will be tailored to the clubs requirements and ambitions, whilst also aligning to wider cycling outcomes. We believe that through balancing these outcomes and ambitions, clubs will be in a stronger position to develop.
The resources available to clubs on the programme will include a series of workshops, coach education programmes and priority access to resources, segregated into two distinct but not exclusive modules, Cycling for All and Cycle Sport. Clubs will be able to pick options from either module to create a programme that meets their requirements.
Scottish Cycling will be working with the following clubs on the first cohort of the programme:
Cranked CC, Deeside Thistle CC, Dunfermline CC, Edinburgh RC, Ecosse Northboats, Glasgow Riderz, Peebles CC, Royal Albert CC, Scottish Bike Trial Club, Stirling BC, West Highland Wheelers, West Lothian Clarion CC and Western Titans BMX Club.
The clubs came together for the first time on Wednesday 1st July via Zoom, providing an opportunity for initial introductions to each other, and an overview of the programme from Sophie McCall, Head of Development and Participation, and Fraser Johnston, Club Development Manager.
Technology is going to be key in connecting Scottish Cycling and clubs for the first few months of the programme as we continue to adhere to the Scottish Government guidance. From the 23rd of July, every three weeks, the Club Development Team will facilitate an online 'Hot Topic' call, which will provide clubs with the opportunity to come together to discuss and explore some of the common challenges they face.
Additionally, the clubs have the opportunity to work with Scottish Cycling to map out their membership, and explore what opportunities there are to engage with different communities.
A full menu of resources connected to the two modules will be released in August which will allow clubs to tailor their involvement in the programme to best suit their needs.
Commenting on the first meeting of the Club Progression programme, Sophie McCall, Head of Development and Participation said;
“We are delighted to welcome the first cohort of clubs on to the new club progression programme. We hope that this programme will enable clubs to grow and develop ensuring the sustainability and future of our clubs and with it, our sport.”
As part of our Club Development Framework and the overarching club development programme our Club Development Coordinators will be working with a number of other Scottish Cycling affiliated clubs on our Planning and Growing Programme, ensuring that development support is available to all clubs. These clubs will be supported to develop their vision, aims and focus using our Club Development Framework to progress a number of key areas of development.
You can read the Club Development Framework below. To discuss your clubs development needs, get in touch with the team via email - ClubDevelopment@scottishcycling.org.uk