Sports clubs in Moray offered places at free workshops

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SPORTS CLUBS AND associations around Moray are being offered the opportunity to attend free workshops aimed at upskilling.

Those involved in running sports clubs will have the chance to attend sessions covering data protection, Community Asset Transfer, Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG), funding and sports psychology.

These are free for those affiliated to sportMoray, or £5 per person for unaffiliated organisations. The first workshop will take place on February 27, on the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation.

Kim Paterson, Sports Development Officer at Moray Council said: “These workshops are a great opportunity for clubs to come together in Moray to network, share best practice and learn from experts in relation to a series of themes that are critical to the success of a voluntary club.

“sportMoray is always keen to support the collective of sports clubs operating across the area in any way they can – and these workshops are ideal opportunities.”

Ann Rossiter, Chair of sportMoray, is encouraging people to come along to the workshops, which will help clubs and organisations keep up-to-date with legislation.

She said: “Coaches, club officials, athletes and volunteers need to be given the opportunity to attend workshops on their doorstep – allowing them to upskill and be more informed of areas that have been identified by governing bodies as essential to the well running of clubs, coaching sessions and meeting Government guidelines along with local initiatives that clubs may wish to engage in.

“sportMoray are endeavouring to deliver this through workshop sessions, meeting the aims and objectives of the sports council at the same time providing support across this sector.”

To find out more about the sessions on offer visit

Places can be booked by emailing with names of attendees, club, contact number and email address. Some workshops may need to be restricted to a max of two people per club.