Club Development

The SACU recognises that our clubs are the heart of our sport. We continuously strive to support our clubs in order to help them develop and become sustainable over the long term.

As part of our club development programme, the SACU will strive to become more accessible to all demographics and socioeconomic backgrounds by working with clubs and key partners to reduce real and perceived participation barriers. We will make it our mission to evolve a framework for clubs and events to increase opportunities for safe and enjoyable participation across all sectors of society leading to life-long,
fulfilling experiences and success in motorcycle sport.  We will achieve this vision through our five key aims built upon our core values. These are:

  • ACCESSIBLE
    We will provide a framework for safe, respectful clubs and communities where everyone is welcome to participate in motorsport at any level
  • SPORTING
    We will provide practice and competitive opportunities for athletes of grassroots and entry level
  • COLLABORATING
    We will continue to create and nurture strong, meaningful partnerships with local authorities, educational establishments, emergency services, the third sector and Scottish Government
  • SUPPORTIVE
    We will value our people, develop our volunteers and empower future leaders within the sport
  • SUSTAINABLE
    We will create strong foundations and maintain a growth mind-set across all areas of motorsport

 

Celebrating Success

Over the past four years, the development team have worked closely with a number of focus clubs on a variety of projects catered towards individual needs in an attempt to strengthen club governance, increase participation and educate the volunteer workforce. Within the focus club network, we have witnessed a growth in membership, an increase in participation and a positive change in culture. In 2017, Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club was awarded sportscotland’s Club of the Year for their work in tackling antisocial behaviour in young people within the local authority of Fife.

 

What is Sport Development?

Sport development is the provision of sporting activities within the community which aim to grow the sport, provide participation opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and groups, create pathways towards lifelong participation and provide support and training for members and volunteers to achieve their best potential.

In order for sports development to be effective, it is essential that National Governing Bodies work in partnership with the wider community including but not limited to Local Authority partners, schools and tertiary education, venue operators and land owners, service providers, business owners, the third sector and emergency service providers.

The SACU continuously work hard to develop and nurture relationships with external partners in order to be able to provide the best opportunities possible for our members and member clubs.