Congratulations Dunblane Sport Hub who were awarded £300 from ClubSport Stirling which went towards buying floorball goals and goalie kit to help the club become more competitive 🥅🏒

Dunblane Sport Hub provides an opportunity for the juniors, youth and adults of Dunblane to gain access to minority sports which are not part of the mainstream like floorball, handball, baseball, VX, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and dodgeball.

Thank you Fiona Bennie from ClubSport Stirling Management Committee for presenting the cheque to Tony Philips and Dunblane Sports Hub at their training on Thursday nights, 18:00-21:00 @ Dunblane High School.

If you are interested in giving these sports a go check out the club facebook page or email the club directly:

Coach My Sport bags £3000.00 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Coach My Sport is delighted to announce it has bagged £3000.00 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has provided more than £56 million to over 16,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Coach My Sport has been awarded £3000.

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

The project is providing an opportunity for young people to play minority sports which are not available in the area at the moment, these sports are VX, Floorball, Baseball, Handball , Archery and dodgeball . They allow young people to play different sports getting them active and enjoying a new sport

Tony Phillips the project co-ordinator said.

‘We are very excited to get the Bags for Help as it will allow us to purchase much needed equipment, deliver taster sessions to schools in the local community and raise the awareness of minority sports’

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

Voting ran in stores throughout May and June with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their local area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit


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Bags of Help TESCO Project Completion Report

Dunblane Sport Hub was very excited to get funding from the Bags For Help – Tesco.

We have used the funding to run taster sessions with our coaches and volunteers for VX and Floorball at Dunblane and Newton Primary Schools. This has in turn led to running lunchtime and after schools’ clubs at these schools.

Floorball can best be described as ice hockey meets field hockey but because it’ a non contact sport boys and girls can play in the same teams. It’s been described as the fastest game on the planet and going from strength to strength and worldwide.

Such has been the response that we have now started a floorball club called Dunblane Devils and a VX club called Dunblane Dodgers. The Devils practice on a Thursday evening from 6 – 7 pm at Dunblane High School and we now have 20 primary school children coming to the practice. Three of the players have been invited to the Scotland U16 training which is a great opportunity for them.

The Devils will be playing their first games on the 3rd February 2019 against teams from Fife and Hawick.

We have also used the funding to purchase equipment; floorball sticks, two goals, goalie outfit, and a new strip for the Devils.

The Dodgers have already played games against Falkirk Cannons and we now have 20 young people playing VX on a Friday evening from 5.15 – 6.00 pm again on the back of taster sessions at the local Primary Schools.

VX can be defined as lacrosse meets dodgeball which the kids absolutely love and also being non-contact again boys and girl can play together in the same teams. It is a very active game and a game relying on the honesty of the players.

The funding has allowed us purchase equipment and tops for the players.

What has been brilliant with the funding is that we got 40 young people playing minority sports, getting them active and enjoying playing sport.

We could not have done this without the support from Bags For help.

It’s also really encouraging that we now have support from VX Scotland, UK Floorball and Scottish Floorball.

On the back of the success of theses sports Baseball Scotland, British Dodgeball, Scottish Archery and Korfball Scotland have all been in touch to continue the development of minority sports through The Hub.

We have introduced baseball, dodgeball and archery during our coaching sessions which has proved very popular and we have bought equipment to run these sessions.

The Hub is now affiliated to all the Governing Bodies and also to ClubSport Stirling.

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