We believe that young people should have the opportunity to develop a
life-long love of sport and experience all the benefits this brings
Sporting Start is a charity which enables young people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to experience and enjoy sport.
We help individuals and groups who face financial or other barriers which limit their opportunity to access or participate in sport.
We aim to provide funding support to help with, for example, coaching, courses, events, facilities and sports equipment.
Some words from Jason
Our Trustee, Jason White, talks about Sporting Start's partnership with Lismore RFC and the launch of their new youth development programme, Edinburgh Harlequins.
New Judo project launched
Our latest project partnership is with Randori Judo based in Midlothian. We've provided funding for additional membership spaces and new equipment which will enable many more young people in the local community to access Judo.
COVID Won't Stop Rugby In Leith
It has been a tough year for youth sport but Leith Rugby still managed to get activity after the Spring lockdown.
Lismore RFC launches new youth programme
We are delighted to congratulate one of our partners, Lismore Rugby Club, who have recently launched a new youth programme named 'Edinburgh Harlequins' designed to create increased opportunities for young players based in South East Edinburgh to engage in rugby.
July - Dec2020
Despite all the restrictions in lockdown, many of our supporters have found brilliant ways to keep fundraising:
Pilates instructor, Jenny Tyler, raised £350 from a special fundraising zoom pilates class held on 8th July.
We received £700 raised by employees of Courtyard by Marriot Edinburgh West, who held a100 mile lockdown cycle in July.
Many thanks for the generous support from groupH who donated £1000 in November.
George Watson's College Thrift shop kindly donated old stock of sports footwear which is now being used in our football & rugby community projects.
George Heriot's Junior School raised a fantastic £601 from proceeds of charity Christmas cards
THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPPORT!
GWC bobble hat fundraising!
Many thanks to George Watson's College for their generous donation of £1200 from proceeds of sales of GWC bobble hats!
Sporting Start is honoured to be a George Watson's College charity partner.
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on"
John F Kennedy