Dumfries and Galloway Council currently have a team of Active Schools and Community Sport Officers that cover all 16 learning communities in Dumfries & Galloway.
Each officer works in partnership with primary and secondary schools, sports clubs and community organisations, and the wider community to develop sport and increase levels of physical activity.
The vision for Active Schools & Community Sport is to: -
Increase participation in sports and physical activity in Dumfries and Galloway in order to improve health, communities and creating higher levels of performance
Increase the number of children and young people participating in school and community sport
Increased capacity through the recruitment, retention and development of a network of volunteers to deliver sport in schools and the wider community
The role of the local Active Schools & Community Sport Officer is to: -
Increase the quality and range of opportunities, programmes and events offered through school and community sport
Increase participation amongst under-represented groups across all sectors of the community including disadvantaged groups.
Recruit, retain and develop a network of volunteers, coaches & sport leaders
Develop a network of sustainable clubs and supporting pathways for coaches and athletes.
Increase the number of young people engaging in volunteering as sport leaders and coaches in both school and community settings
Develop school/club links and effective pathways between school and sport clubs to support the transition from school to community sport
Contact Active Schools:
Annandale & Eskdale Active School & Community Sport
6 Council Offices,
r 01461 207046
Sports Clubs in Annan
A team of Active Schools and Community Sport Officers in Dumfries & Galloway.
Formed in 1942 and followed in the footsteps of Solway Star Football Club.
Formed in February 1976,
originally as Annan Harriers, a hill and road running club.
The club welcomes all fellow bowlers,
visitors and friends to enjoy its greens and facilities.
Annan RFC offers Rugby at all age groups and to both
men and women.
Founded in 1933 when it used a natural pool
at the Galabank on the River Annan.