Flyers Trampoline Club

 

Created in 2007 by Head Coach, Lynn Simpson and Club Secretary, Ann Milne; the Flyers Trampoline Club is a small competitive club based out of the Michael Woods Sports Centre in Glenrothes and the Leisure Centre in Kirkcaldy.

At the time of their application, their Competition Team had 20 active gymnasts, with a further 9 coming through in their Development Team, but they were constantly turning away new members as they didn’t have the equipment to accommodate them.

The Aldi Scottish Sports Fund allowed the club to buy a new double mini trampoline, which meant they were able to put on extra classes, meaning more young children in the community could experience the fun and health benefits of trampolining.

 

Special Olympics Grampian Area Ski Group

 

Since 2010, the Grampian Ski Group have provided weekly ski instruction to athletes with learning disabilities. The group train at the Snowsports Centre at Garthdee, Aberdeen and include race training in their program.

This allows those who take part to compete in regional and national competitions with other special needs athletes from around the country.

The club used their Aldi Scottish Sports Fund contribution to subsidise travel costs for the yearly regional skiing competition in Birmingham. Entering these regional competitions is a must if any athlete wishes to compete at the national level, so getting there means a lot.

The time away from home also allows the group to bond and the participants gain a great sense of achievement from the competition.

 

Glasgow Panthers Wheelchair Sports Club

 

The Glasgow Panthers promote wheelchair Rugby 7’s to disabled and able-bodied players of all ages, whilst also competing in a Wheelchair Rugby League.

The club bases itself in Easterhouse, Glasgow; where income deprivation is 50% higher than the rest of the city and almost one third of residents are limited by disability.

As Wheelchair Rugby 7’s is gaining more attention from Rugby Union governing bodies around the world, the Glasgow Panthers wish to position themselves - and Scotland - as leaders of the game.

With the help of the Aldi Scottish Sports Fund, the club were able to pay their hall hire fees for 10 weeks and set out a 5-year plan for the sport in Scotland.