The George Watson's College Community Sport Hub has been establish with the goal of improving access to sport and physical activity for members of communities in our local area and further afield in the City of Edinburgh.
Our aim is to provide fun activities to encourage lifelong participation, boosting health and social connections - even a sense of belonging - in our community.
The benefits of an active lifestyle are huge for both physical and mental health. Not only does it feel good to be active, but it can also be a wonderful way to make new friends and be part of something positive.
Being active doesn't have to mean high intensity, competitive sport - there really is something for everyone, whatever your age and ability. As a community sport hub, we want to listen to what you want and help to bring you activities that you would like to be part of.
If you live in the neighbourhood and would like to be part of shaping our activities so that we can be more responsive to community need, please spend a few minutes completing this survey. If you are part of a group of people and want to talk about bespoke activities, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 4466000.
An e-brochure of all our sport an physical activities open to the community is coming soon! In the meantime, you can see the opportunities on offer (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) through these links:
- Watsonian Sports Sections (including many sports from swimming to squash, rugby to rifle)
- The Galleon Club (including gym, fitness classes, holiday camps and facilities hire)
- Other clubs using Watson's facilities: Boroughmuir Cricket Club, Coerver Coaching Scotland, Destination Judo, Holyrood Netball, and UKTC Taekwon-Do and Little Tigers
What is a Community Sport Hub?
Community sport hubs provide a home for sport. They bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community. They focus on sustainable, community-led approaches that get clubs working together to develop welcoming, safe and fun environments for sport.
There are 13 community sport hubs in Edinburgh and in our local area this includes hubs at James Gillespie's High School and Meggetland Sports Complex. We are keen to work together and with other sport venues and community partners to help to get and keep Edinburgh moving!