Club Open Night on 24th October: Benview Campus at 6pm

Following the club’s September meeting, it has been agreed that it would be beneficial for all if we were to hold a club open night in October. It is an invitation for club members’ parents/guardians to meet and discuss any concerns or matters they have, regarding the club, with coaches and committee members. We’re happy to speak to people informally on a one to one or as a group basis, whatever suits attendees. It will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 24thOctober at Benview Campus (usual training time) - Parents will have the opportunity to find out more about how the club is run and how we hope to progress in the future.

Issues that may be discussed are Funding, Fundraising, Player Development, Coaching etc. We’ll be happy to review and explain the club’s position on all matters and we also welcome any feedback and suggestions on how we can progress. We recognise that it’s people who make the club what it is and we want everyone involved to feel they play an important part to ensure the club keeps moving forward.

Please note your interest in attending to John Burns - john@northkelvinsports.org - thank you.

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Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal: NKS Donate to Lithunian children

The Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal has been donating to children’s charities in every country that the Scotland National team has played in since 2003.  That’s 63 consecutive donations - with not a game missed!

In early September they will be donating £5000 to a children’s sports club in Vilnius when Scotland travel to play a crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.  The Sunshine Appeal put a shout out for any organisations who would be willing to donate second-hand football strips that could be used by the kids in Vilnius.  North Kelvin Sports stepped up to the mark and have donated over 20 football tops and some shorts.  These will be couriered to Vilnius and will be there for the Scotland fans arriving at the donation presentation.

It closes a circle in a way. WESTA are longtime supporters of both North Kelvin Sports and the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.  Purchase of the football tops was assisted by WESTA donations, and now North Kelvin Sports are supporting the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal. What goes around comes around.

John Daly (Trustee of the Sunshine Appeal) came to North Kelvin Sports and met with John Burns to pick up the strips. Mr Daly said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the folk here have found a way to support, not just the Sunshine Appeal, but kids in Vilnius who are struggling to get kitted out for their games. It’s deeply appreciated”

John Daly & John Burns with the strip donation

John Daly & John Burns with the strip donation

Funders: Thank You

NKSDG would like to thank the Foyle Foundation for their donation of £5000 towards sustaining the post of Volunteer Coordinator. We would also like to publicly thank the other organisations that have previously funded, and continue to fund, the Volunteer Coordinator post including the Volunteer Action Fund, the Robertson Trust and the Gannochy Trust.

The role is vital at our organisation and oversees all 10 of our team’s coaches and volunteers to help them progress. We have at present 18 coach volunteers and 10 non-coach volunteers that have been recruited since May 2016. Their roles vary depending on their skills and the coordinator makes sure that all coaches remain current with coach education, first aid and in delivering training we expect as a club. A large part of the role is retaining coaches and developing them, making sure all our teams are registered to the leagues and the SYFA.
The biggest achievement has been to add a volunteer training qualification called Community Achievement Awards which are equivalent to a Higher. We plan to link with two schools to encourage pupils in Sixth Year to add real value to their CVs using this qualification.


Thanks again to all our funders!

Job Opportunity: Project Officer

Job Opportunity: Project Officer

 

The North Kelvin Sports Development Group are a registered charity based in north-west Glasgow with the stated aims of inclusiveness, opportunity and access for all. As a grass-roots organisation we offer our entire community sports participation, education and coaching and volunteering opportunities allowing the whole community to benefit from the opportunities provided by the organisation.

The group also run North Kelvin Utd, a well-established Scottish FA Quality Mark Community which provides weekly football coaching and games for teams at Fun 4s, 7 a-side and 11 a-side including a Girls and Adult team. 

 

Job Title: Project Coordinator  

Hours per Week:             21 hours per week. Monday – Thursday. May also include evenings and weekends.

This is a temporary post and is currently funded until 31st March 2018.

Additional hours may be available through club community projects, including holiday camps, subject to availability.

Rate of Pay:                      £12 per hour

Responsible to:                Management Committee  

The club's motto is 'Oportunitas', coming from the Latin meaning: fitness, advantage and opportunity.

 

Purpose of the Post

The post will require the Project Coordinator to manage and deliver North Kelvin’s community projects; Fit and Able, holiday camps and the extremely successful Bridges and Barriers anti-sectarian project.  Working with the Project Supervisor, the role will ensure the ongoing success of the projects department and maintaining its high standards and reputation as the club staff moves through a year of transition. The role will also include: assisting club staff with day to day operations, general office administration, and social media.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and be lead deliverer of North Kelvin Sports community projects
  • Maintain effective planning, monitoring and reporting of all community projects
  • Liaise with the committee to ensure that all tasks required to run the project efficiently are carried out on a monthly basis.
  • Motivate staff and volunteers through recognition and feedback.
  • Assist staff with day to day operations and office administration
  • Maintain a strong social media presence using the social media strategy
  • Abide by and promote sound ethics and club policy, child protection, fair play and equal opportunities to all members

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Scottish FA Level 2 Qualification (Children’s Award/C Licence)
  • Relevant professional qualification in Sport or Community Education
  • ·Community project experience
  • ·Understanding of sports equity
  • Enhanced PVG clearance

 

Applications

Applications should take the form of a detailed CV with a covering letter explaining why the candidate is suitable for the job.

Deadline for applications will be 5pm on Monday 10th July

 

Contact

Email:   info@northkelvinsports.org

Tel:        0141 946 0603

Facebook: North Kelvin Utd          Twitter: @NorthKelvin                 

Web: www.northkelvinsports.org

 

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Summer Awards Event 2017

On Sunday 4th June North Kelvin Utd had their annual Summer Awards Event at the Maryhill Club. The awards event provides the club with  opportunity to get all our coaches, players and parents together to celebrate another fantastic year at North Kelvin Utd!

All youth players receive their team award and individual player awards for 'Player of the Year' and 'Most Improved Player' of the year awards are given out by team coaches. These events are always very well attended and it is such a joy to have players and parents represented at all age groups and allows the club to thank everybody for all of their hard work across the season. The end of season party also includes a full buffet with various fundraising activities held throughout the day. 

 

This year the club introduced our new 'Volunteer of the Year' award that will be given out to reward the unsung heroes who make an invaluable contribution to the running of the club. Our volunteer of year for 2016/2017 was Joanna White who only joined the club committee last summer but since then has made an excellent contribution in her capacity as committee member, social media officer and dedicated parent and spectator! Congratulations Joanna!  

This is our final social event of the season and allows all coaches, parents and players with a well-deserved break before preparations begin for the 2017-2018 season!

North Kelvin Summer Sports Camp!

This summer North Kelvin will be back with our annual Summer Sports Camp delivered in partnership with Sense Over Sectarianism.

The team will be returning to the Benview School Campus in to deliver another fun-filled 5-week multi-sport camp for young people aged 5 to 14 years. The camp runs from Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm where qualified coaches deliver an action-packed week that includes skills and technical training for football, multi-sport activities and fun games.

At lunchtime staff from both SOS and Bridges and Barriers will deliver short and fun educational workshops that focus the importance of friendship building, respect, tolerance and responsibility. Each week will be given a specific theme where staff will deliver age specific activities that allow participants to explore that theme through group work, arts and crafts, drama and presentations in a fun and supportive environment.

Our camp has grown in popularity every year and is recognised as an excellent vehicle for reinforcing positive lifestyle messages to a group of young people who may otherwise be living sedentary lifestyles during the school holiday periods. Instead, they are physically active for 20 hours per week, learning new skills, making new friends and discussing important issues related to social responsibility. Crucially, our camp remains accessible for affordable for people living in our community.

To register call 0141 946 0603 or email Iain Hunter: iain@northkelvinsports.org

IT'S NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK 2017!

North Kelvin Sports are proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2017 and salute the invaluable contribution made by all of our volunteers and millions across the country!

Between the 1st - 7th June we will be taking the time to celebrate the fine efforts made by some our coach and non-coach volunteers across the club.

Organisations like ours simply couldn't operate without the exemplary work of our dedicated volunteers. Please take the time to thank any of our volunteers over the next week if you see them out and about! #volunteersweek #youmakethedifference