Sports Development

Dumfries and Galloway Council are committed to providing opportunities for all residents of the region to participate in sport in partnership with national governing bodies, sportScotland and other organisations.

The Sports Development team are involved in a wide range of activities including:

  • Kids playing football Coach development and education
    We provide courses to assist local people in becoming qualified coaches in a range of sports and activities. This may also include associated courses such as first-aid, child protection etc.
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  • image of a boy playing football Football Development
    Our Football Development Officers work with a team of Scottish FA qualified coaches to provide a fun, safe and rewarding experience for everyone participating in our football programmes. This information will detail our current football programmes and courses across the region, as well as providing latest news and developments of youth football across Dumfries and Galloway.
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  • Rugby Lessons
    The clubs provide opportunities for all ages to participate and grow as players and coaches.
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  • Sports Club Development
    Dumfries and Galloway Council support and guide local clubs. This allows them to offer better sporting opportunities to local communities.
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  • Swimming lessons
    Swimmers of every age and ability can take swimming lessons in our pools.
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  • Kayaking thumbnail image Outdoor Education
    We aim to promote safe and enjoyable participation in outdoor education as an extension of the curriculum.
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Related Information

Contact Details


Leisure and Sport Development Officer - Nithsdale

DG One Leisure Complex
Hood's Loaning
Dumfries and Galloway

Tel: 01387 243550
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Active Schools and Community Sports Team - Stewartry

Community Centre
Cotton Street
Castle Douglas

Tel: 01556 503806
Fax: 01556 503806
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Leisure and Sport Development Officer - Wigtown

Ashwood House
Sun Street

Tel: 01776 702151
Fax: 01776 702883
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Lead Officer, Active School & Community Sport, Annandale & Eskdale

Leisure and Sport
Council Offices
High Street
DG12 6AQ

Tel: 01461 207046
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External Links

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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