Rothesay sport hub hoping to widen its appeal

The Rothesay community sport hub's biggest success so far was a 'celebration of sport' gala day at Rothesay Joint Campus on March 23, 2014, with kickboxing one of the sports featured.
The Rothesay community sport hub's biggest success so far was a 'celebration of sport' gala day at Rothesay Joint Campus on March 23, 2014, with kickboxing one of the sports featured.

Rothesay community sport hub is looking to attract more interest in its work by broadening its appeal beyond Bute’s sports clubs.

Co-ordinator Jillian Gibson told The Buteman this week that the hub - set up in the summer of 2013 - is looking at expanding its role to include all those with an interest in using sport or physical fitness to improve the general wellbeing of the community.

That expanded role - under the tentative banner of ‘Active Bute - Better Bute’ - could bring in organisations interested in sport and fitness as a means to improve physical health and wellbeing, or to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as the clubs and organisations which already promote their own sporting pursuits.

“The strength of the Rothesay community sport hub is having the right people around the table to discuss issues relating to sport and physical activity that are current and relevant to the people of Bute,” Jillian said.

The hub’s next meeting takes place in Rothesay Fire Station this Monday, November 17, at 6.30pm and all those interested in getting involved are welcome to attend.