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.
Livingston Schools Cricket Project Launched
Our newest project in partnership with Active Schools and Livingston Cricket Club supports coaching for primary school children at three schools in the Livingston area. Coaching has taken place at the schools during the spring term. Pupils that indicate an interest to continue with the sport will then be offered free membership and coaching at Livingstone CC during the summer term.
New Project! Capoeira with Axe Boom-Boom
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art which combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music to develop physical literacy by helping children to keep healthy and active Our first phase of financial support provided free classes to over 24 primary school within the Wester Hailes and Broomhouse area who attended a week long camp during the October holidays .
Murrayfield Wanderers Oct Camp
Sporting Start was delighted to fund places for 21 children from the Wester Hailes area to attend the Murrayfield Wanderers P4-P7 October half term rugby camp. The Camp, designed for beginners to rugby featured three themes: Finn Russell Decision Making, Hamish Watson Tackling and a Halloween themed rugby match.
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.
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.
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