Saturday 4th September saw the hub's Community Day supported by Asda Foundation's Bringing Communities Back Together as a celebration of the hubs work in the past few years and plans for the future.

Awards

Over the past 6 years the club have won a number of awards:

  • 2021 Cricket Scotland Disability Cricket Champion Club
  • 2019 Sunday Mail / SportScotland Local Club of the Year
  • 2019 Finalist Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative
  • 2019 Cricket Scotland’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards
  • 2016 Cricket Scotland’s Most Welcoming Cricket Club
  • 2015 Cricket Scotland’s Biggest Change Makers in Scottish Cricket

We were delighted to gain national recognition for the hard work and effort we have put in by winning the 2019 Sunday Mail / SportScotland Local Club of the year with SportScotland praising our ‘… impressive community work and approach to inclusiveness, …’.

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Partners

Over the past few years we have worked with a number of local and national groups to improve the lives of people in our local community.

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Try Something New with Alzheimer Scotland

We have developed a varied programme of recreational/physical activities for people with dementia and their family carers. Working collaboratively with Alzheimer Scotland over the past two years to promote positive community connections which has helped people to feel connected and involved in their local community.

“The Try Something New programme has given people the opportunity to participate in cricket, archery, petanque, yoga, drumming and ballroom dancing. Involvement in these activities has increased social, mental and physical well-being of the group members by valuing their contribution and increased awareness of both dementia and how to live well with the condition.”
Justine Davidson, Dementia Advisor

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1st Steps

1st Step Bikes offer bike refurbishment training courses for people affected by addiction/poor mental health as well as bikes repairs, services and monthly bike sales.

During 2021 1st Step and Bailliefields Community Hub have been working together with 1st Step running their bike refurbishment training at Bailliefields as an initial trial. In August the partnership expanded with the addition of fortnightly Bike Repair Club which offers free bike checks and repairs to everyone in the local community. We continue to explore how we can work together to improve the lives of the local community.

 

Groups and Members

After a COVID hit 2020 all our groups (and some new ones) returned for 2021 to show our largest membership yet and continued growth.

This year we had a focus on growing the number of girls and ladies connected with the club and to set up a new disability section.

2021 Members

We now have several Junior groups covering ages from 5 years old to 17 years old

Junior Groups

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Girls Only Dynamos   Wolves
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and several groups for older members and a start of a ladies section

Other Groups

Ladies Softball Cricket   Ladies Hardball Cricket
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CricHIIT     Disability
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FUTURE - Bailliefields Community Hub

Vision

  1. Motivating disability groups and individuals to be part of an environment that is inclusive, safe and creates a sense of belonging.
  2. Encourage participation in sport and social activities of the local elderly community that will tackle isolation and loneliness.
  3. Connect the local community to the surrounding natural environment
  4. Increase and enhance inclusion for everyone regardless of circumstance, ethnicity, and social background.

Values

  1. Collaborative and Creative
  2. Innovative and Inspirational
  3. Proactive and Professional
  4. Open and Honest
  5. Passionate and Proud
  6. Trustworthy and Responsible
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Facilities

To support the planned work of both WRCC and Bailliefields Community Hub the facilities required updating and modernising.

In 2021 we have raised £220,000 towards this with a further £250,000 to go.

 Phase 1 - Fully Accessible Changing Rooms

Phase 1 is now fully funded thanks to sportscotland, Avondale (landfill) and the club. 

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 Phase 2 - Home of Bailliefields Community Hub - A Place For All

Phase 2 will develop a community hall as the home of the hub and as a local community resource. This includes a Changing Place to ensure everyone feels welcome at Bailliefields Community Hub.

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 p2 Funding