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ERC Sports Development

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s Sports Development (Nov 19 – Mar 20) block is now available for booking. Led by an experienced coaching team the following sports and activities are available:

Athletics | Badminton | Basketball | Football | Gymnastics | Hockey | Netball | Play | Rugby | Tennis

Programmes offer a fun, friendly and safe environment for participants to be active, learn and develop new skills, progress, compete, build confidence and make new friends.

To view all of our activities please click on the following link Sports Nov 19 – Mar 20

If you are already registered for our activities – you can book and pay here.

Alternatively, you can book over the phone by calling 0141 577 3008 Mon – Fri 8:45am – 4:45pm.

If you have any enquiries or require any further information please contact us at SportsAdmin@ercultureandleisure.org

Free Swimming Lessons

Swimming Development Programme: Free Taster Swimming Lessons

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Swimming Development are looking for children aged 4 to 12 years to come along to FREE Lessons again.

Our existing swimming teachers are upskilling to a higher level of swimming qualification run by the National Governing Body Scottish Swimming.

If you are interested in bringing your children along to our free taster swimming lessons at Barrhead Foundry, being taught by our probationary teachers, then please see dates and times below.
Saturdays 07, 14, 21, 28 September and 05 October
Sundays 01, 15, 22, 29 September and 06 October

Times as follows:-
Saturdays-11.30am-12.00pm, 12.00pm-12.30pm, 12.30pm-1.00pm and 1.00pm-1.30pm.
Sundays-3.30pm-4.00pm, 4.00pm-4.30pm and 4.30pm-5.00pm
Please choose which time slots you would like, (you can attend more than one session)
You can contact Barrhead Foundry and add your child’s name onto the list by calling 0141 577 3562 or pop into the centre and put their name down on the list.

Ski Slalom Events

On Friday 5th October Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre are hosting the 2019 Autumn Dual Slalom Series. The Dual Slalom Series comprises of nine regional qualifying events around the country during September / October. Each event is a friendly round-robin dual slalom race, with teams racing in Primary or Secondary categories. Each race is a head-to-head relay, with each team scoring points for both winning and finishing. Teams scoring the most points and finishing top of their event will be entered into the finals taking place at Snow Factor, Braehead at the end of October.

To ensure children are skiing at or beyond the appropriate level we are holding a practice session on the ski slope to introduce and develop ski racing skills. This will take place on Wednesday 11th September from 4.30pm – 6.00pm at the ski centre (Cost £8 – made payable to the ski centre at the start of the session on Wednesday 11th). From this practice session, team(s) will be chosen to represent the school. This practice session is aimed at children who can ski at Advanced/Intermediate level or Advanced level. Children currently skiing in a race programme are welcome to attend or alternatively can send me an email to let me know their interest. If chosen for the team(s) the cost of the event will be £12 per person – more information will follow after the practice session.

PLEASE NOTE – your child does not need to ski in the schools ski lesson to take part.

Helmets are compulsory at this level of skiing. Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre recommend you provide your own so that you can ensure that your child’s helmet is safe and correctly fitted and to enable you to keep track of the history and hygiene of it. Snowsports helmets can be purchased from all good ski and snowboard retailers in shop or online.

If your child is interested in attending the one-off race practice session and if chosen can represent the school on Friday 5th October 2019 from 3.00pm, please email Kerry Comerford comerfordk1@ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk with your child’s name, class and school before Monday 9th September 2019.

Yours sincerely,
Kerry Comerford, Active Schools Coordinator

Free swimming lessons

Swimming Development Programme: Free Taster Swimming Lessons

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Swimming Development are looking for children again to come along to FREE Lessons.
Our existing swimming teachers are upskilling to a higher level of qualification run by the National Governing Body Scottish Swimming.

If you are interested in bringing your children along to our free taster swimming lessons at Barrhead Foundry, please see dates and times.

Dates are as follows:- 15, 16, 22, 23 July, 5 & 6 August.
Times as follows:- 11.30 – 12.00, 12.00-12.30, 12.30 -1.00 or 1.00 – 1.30.

Please choose which time slots you would like your child to attend.
You can either contact Barrhead Foundry direct or pop into the centre and put their name down on the list.

We look forward to welcoming your children to these FREE taster lessons and we would also like to inform you that if your child enjoys these lessons, then please feel free to sign up for lessons in our Learn to Swim Programme

If you would like to take advantage of any of these lessons, please follow this link: https://www.ercultureandleisure.org/swimminglessons

Active Schools

Active schools at Giffnock Primary 2019

The after school club programme at Giffnock Primary has grown over the years and throughout a school year provides many opportunities for pupils to take part in a variety of after school activities in sport and physical activity. We have fantastic support from the teachers, local sports clubs, parents and our community coaches from ERCL.

A few facts …………..

This year there have been over 30 extra-curricular physical activity clubs on offer for pupils both in the school and at local clubs for all pupils.

So far around 135 pupils have attended a sport/physical activity club this school year – which is absolutely fantastic.  I will be in school chatting to pupils in August to get some ideas of what clubs they would like in the school next school year, in a hope to increase this number further.   We are always looking for parent helpers so if you have a sport or would like to assist at a club get in touch as soon as possible for next August!

With the holidays fast approaching, the activity doesn’t need to stop there.  The ERCL holiday programme runs for 5 weeks of the summer holidays.  There are all day catered sports camps from 10am – 3pm at Barrhead and Eastwood High Schools and a number of half day sessions throughout East Renfrewshire.   Free and concessionary places are available on the week long sports camps. To qualify for a free/concessionary place, children must attend an East Renfrewshire school and their household must be in receipt of Council Tax Benefit and / or Housing Benefit. For more information and to make a booking go to https://www.ercultureandleisure.org/summer.

Marie Baxter

Active School Coordinator- Woodfarm Cluster


Sports Hero Day!

As you may be aware, on the 27th March all pupils will be taking part in Sports Hero Day.  This promises to be a fun filled, informative day with lots of opportunities to learn about and try a range of sporting pursuits, all while dressed as their own sporting heroes!

To add to the fun, as part of the day, the Parent Council are holding a sponsored event which will take place in the school and will form part of the planned activities for all pupils.

“I can’t do that….. YET!”

What’s involved?

Pupils can choose from one of 5 options and set themselves a physical goal.  It may be something new or a skill they wish to improve. We have attached a sponsor form with details of the challenges (which will also be sent out via homework bags next week) and ask that your child seeks sponsorship for their efforts and determination in learning or improving at their chosen skill.

The most important thing is that your child has lots of fun practicing, while learning to set goals and overcome obstacles.  They can use their growth mindset to prove that by committing to something and practising they can make huge improvements!

On the day every child will be able to demonstrate what they have practised and show off their new improved skills!  The emphasis will be on having fun and celebrating and rewarding effort.

In addition, we will also be running a fabulous sports themed raffle (tickets will be sent out via homework bags)

All funds raised through sponsorship & raffle ticket sales will go towards sports equipment which will benefit all pupils throughout the school.

What do I need to do?

• Encourage your child to pick one of the skills, they have 1 month to practice

• Raise as much money as you can via sponsorship to help the school raise funds for much needed sports equipment

• Sell raffle tickets to enter our sports themed raffle – great prizes to be announced!

• Let us know if you can help on the day by contacting a member of the Parent Council

• Let us know if you can help source additional sports themed raffle prizes

Thanks again for supporting these events, we hope that the children have lots of fun and that we can raise funds to benefit the whole school community!


East Renfrewshire Sport for All

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, Sport For All (Mar – Jun 19) programme is now available for booking. To view all of our activities, please click on the following link; Sport for All Mar – Jun 19

Already registered for our activities – you can book and pay here.

Alternatively, you can book over the phone by calling 0141 577 3008 Mon – Fri 8:45am – 4:45pm.

If you have any enquiries please contact us at SportsAdmin@ercultureandleisure.org

Free Golf coaching

Mearns Castle Golf Academy are offering FREE golf coaching to kids between the ages of 5-13 in partnership with Active Schools during the week commencing Monday 11th February 2019.

Please look out for flyers being handed out at the school gates today Thursday 31st January 2019.

For any further information you can telephone 0141 644 8200.

football taster sessions

Football Development Programme: Sport for All Taster Sessions 2019

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Football Development would like to invite your child to attend a free taster session at one of our Football sessions

Our sessions are suitable for children from 3–12 years. The free taster sessions are going to take place between Monday 28th and Saturday 2nd February 2019. At the end of your taster you will receive information relating to our community football programme which operates across the East Renfrewshire area.

If you would like to take advantage of any of the tasters detailed on the back of this letter then please contact Peter from Football development by email at peter.dunn@ercultureandleisure.org to book. Please note that bookings close Friday 25th January 2019.

If in the meantime you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

John Gervaise,
Scottish FA Football Development Officer
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure
Email. john.gervaise@ercultureandleisure.org
Tel. 0141 577 8452

Sports Clubs P1 – P3

We are the Sports Committee. We want to help everyone get more active and play more sport. To do this we need information about what clubs P1-3 are going to outside of school.

If you have some time could you fill in this short questionnaire (5 minutes or less!) to tell us about your child’s clubs. This will help us plan clubs for Term 2 and see which clubs in Giffnock are really popular.

Follow the link to our Forms


Thank you!

Cameron, Harry (P7 Chairs) and Giffnock Sports Committee

Active School Tennis

Dear Parent/Carer

P4 Tennis Club in partnership with Giffnock Tennis Club

Your child has the opportunity to attend a new block of tennis coaching sessions, based at Giffnock Tennis Club. All sessions will be delivered by qualified coaches from the club with full details being as follows:
Venue: Giffnock Tennis Club, 4 Percy Drive, Giffnock, G46 6PA
Day: Monday
Dates: 1st Oct, 8th Oct, 22nd, 29th Oct, 5th Nov (5 weeks – Not on 15th Oct due to Oct Holiday)
Time: 3:45 – 4:30pm

Cost: £10 (to be paid to the club on week 1, tennis rackets can be provided if required)

Places are limited so if your child would like to attend, please email Schools@giffnock-ltc.co.uk by no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 25th September to register your child’s interest. Please include the following information when emailing:

Name of child
Child’s Date of Birth
Reference – Woodfarm Cluster P4 Monday
A confirmation email will then be sent from Giffnock Tennis Club with a copy of the tennis club’s safeguarding children form, which must be completed and returned prior to the start of the first session.

Parents/carers will have sole responsibility for dropping off and collecting their children from each session. Children should bring a filled water bottle and wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activity (e.g. tracksuit bottoms, jumper, sports shoes and a waterproof jacket).

Please note that these sessions are run through a close partnership between Giffnock Tennis Squash & Hockey Club and ERCL Active Schools and therefore Giffnock Tennis Club will share your child’s name and school for statistical purposes with us.

Yours faithfully,
Marie Baxter & Craig Gordon

Active School Co-ordinators

judo club

Pro Judo- JUDO CLUB.

Fantastic trial Offer for all pupils across the Woodfarm Cluster.

Schools have recently received some Judo taster sessions from Pro Judo Head Coach, Brian Long. The idea of taster sessions within schools is to give children an opportunity to experience a new sports/activity that they may have not participated in locally. The children really enjoyed the judo session and were enthusiastic about the prospect of joining a judo club in East Renfrewshire. Pro Judo has been established since 2006, with 19 clubs across the West of Scotland it is the largest judo provider in Schools.  All coaches are fully qualified and the organisation has a pathway in place to progress children from grass roots to performance athletes.

After the recent taster sessions in schools and enjoyment of the children, Pro Judo are looking to offer pupils the chance to take part in a 4 week trial offer of Judo at one of their classes.

There are a number of clubs running across East Renfrewshire. The closest classes to your school are below.

Venue:             The Maccabi Youth and Sports Centre, Giffnock

Time:               3:45-4:30pm

Cost:                £4 for the trial block for 4 weeks.

You can email: bookings-eastren@projudo.co.uk

Or  Book via link:   https://projudo.class4kids.co.uk/term/20/East+Renfrewshire+After+School

If your child is interested in attending please book on by clicking on the appropriate link above or email: bookings-eastren@projudo.co.uk to get the link.Please book the trial offer. This is only £1 per week for the 4 week trial.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at baxterm1@ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk or gordonc4@ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk or call us at 07800 629690.


East Renfrewshire Cricket Club

All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Programme features:

•             For all boys and girls aged five to eight

•             Delivered nationwide at over 2,000 centres

•             Eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks

•             Emphasis on fun and being active

•             Focus on developing your child’s movement skills

•             Great first introduction to cricket

•             Safe and fully accredited

•             Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too

•             Easy online registration

Sign up now using the link below;


Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door, if you are returning in 2018.

Sessions start from May in 2018, so register early to ensure that you book your place for a Summer of Big Moments.

If you have any questions please contact us on juniors@eastrencricketclub.com or phone 07837129845.