Direct Club Investment
We are delighted to announce that North Ayrshire Table Tennis Club have secured funding from SportScotland through their Direct Club Investment Programme to appoint a part time development coach for a 3 year period. This is a major achievement for us which will enable us to focus on increasing club membership for the future growth & sustainability of the club. The Direct Club Investment programme supports our ambition to encourage more people to be active and take part in sport. NATTC will be running a dedicated 32 week programme to give as many youngsters in our area the chance to be active, play table tennis and join a local club.
The new investment for the regional development posts is to ensure that there are more professional people working directly to support local sport clubs, which will help improve the overall quality of the school to club to performance pathways. This focused work enables Scottish Governing Bodies of sport to work more closely with their member clubs, and with local partners, to improve the opportunities for clubs to flourish. Using National Lottery funding, the DCI is designed to support large-scale club development projects over a two to four-year period, with a focus on either growing club membership or enhancing club environments to allow the development of high performance athletes.