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Development Gatherings

RYA Scotland are planning a number of local and national opportunities for clubs and training centres, throughout Scotland, to encourage partnership working and the sharing of best practice.

RYA Scotland Regional Gatherings - Nov 2019 & Jan 2020

We are looking to get out and meet clubs and centres on a more local basis and therefore, we have organised a series of three gatherings for over the winter. Further information is available on the downloads section and you can book and pay, through Eventbrite, using the date & venue links below:


Once again the day is open to all clubs, centres and boating organisations and will provide a great opportunity for attendees to connect to others in their local networks. It will also provide an opportunity to share current practice whilst learning from others around key topics that help clubs and centres prepare for the season ahead.   

The cost for the day (payable on booking or by invoice):

  • £14 = Representatives of Affiliated Clubs and/or Recognised Training Centres
  • £21 = Two Representatives of Affiliated Clubs and/or Recognised Training Centres (equates to 'buy one, get one half price')
  • £20 = Non Affiliated Clubs and/or other sporting organisations


The plan for the Gatherings are as follows:


09.30 – 10.00 Assemble

10.00 – 11.00 Welcome, Introduction and Plenary Session 1

This Session shall look at how sport & physical activity can intentionally bring about positive change and wellbeing.

11.00 – 11.15 Tea & Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.30 Workshop - Club Development Framework

(a)    Have you heard about our new framework? How can it help clubs look to the future and break down, in small steps, the changes that can be taken?

(b)    If you have already tried some aspects of the framework (following the Development Conference in Feb 2019 or at one of the club workshops), then this will look at any questions you have, and how things are progressing with the process

12.30 – 13.30 Networking Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Carousel Sessions

Everyone shall select up to 3 short 15-20min sessions to ‘attend’ picking from a variety of topics including: - Ask your RDO – Focus Club Support; Ask your RDO – Funding & Facilities; An update on Safeguarding – Child Wellbeing & Child Protection; Local Networks – Better Connections – what does this look like?

14.30 – 15.15 Chat time & Coffee/Tea Break

A chance to interact over a number of areas or just catch-up with your colleagues from other local clubs/centres

15.15 – 16.15 Volunteer Framework A deeper look at how to recruit, retain and recognise your volunteers, and your chance to have an input into ‘How we can Shape the Framework’ for the future.

16.15 – 16.30 Round-up and Disperse


If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch with RYA Scotland by phone - 0131 317 7388 or email

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