Clackmannanshire Sports Council

Connecting, developing and championing sport and physical activity in Clackmannanshire

Champion and Celebrate Club Sport in Clackmannanshire

The Clackmannanshire Sports Council was established in 1978 to represent the interests of those operating in the voluntary sector of sport and physical activity in the County of Clackmannanshire.  By connecting with our network, we will help Clubs and individuals develop and we will champion the outstanding work of volunteers and the successes of our Clubs.

We would love you to help us get our athletes from ‘grassroots to gold’ and our rugby players from playing ‘minis to Murrayfield’ but it requires investment in clubs and facilities as well as the significant time of volunteers who also need to be trained.  By sponsoring the Sports Council you will help us develop our athletes, volunteers and clubs.  We directly fund Clubs with grants up to £250 to help them run specific courses to develop their coaches and volunteers, to run a large event such as a competition, or just simply to help a new club set up in the County.  While our individual programme has helped athletes compete at European and World Championships.

From Grassroots to Gold -
Duncan Scott

Duncan Scott MBE is a Scottish swimmer representing Great Britain at the World and European Aquatics Championships, European Games and the Olympic Games, and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. 

Duncan made history after winning four medals – more than any other British athlete at a single Olympic Games – in Tokyo 2020, simultaneously becoming Great Britain’s most decorated swimmer in Olympic history. Duncan grew up in Alloa before moving to Strathallan School on a sport scholarship in his teens.

From Minis to Murrayfield -
Grant Gilchrist

Grant Gilchrist  is a Scottish professional rugby union player who plays as a lock for United Rugby Championship club Edinburgh and the Scotland national team.

Grant went to school at Lornshill Academy and played with Alloa RFC before moving on to Stirling County RFC.  He represented Scotland at under-18, under-19, under-20 levels. He received his first full cap for Scotland against France in the 2013 Six Nations Championship at the Stade de France, aged 22.

Help us connect, develop and champion the best of our Sports Clubs, individual athletes and volunteers



The Sports Council enables all sports to connect with each other at our quarterly meetings, where experience and advice can be shared.  As well as at our awards evening which showcases our local sports heroes and volunteers.


In partnership with the Council’s Sport and Leisure team and our national partners, we assist our members to develop, learning from external subject matter experts, to finding out about others’ best practice from networking.  Our grants assist Clubs and individuals to develop and be the best that they can be.


We have a long history of developing athletes, from those who just enjoy physical activity, to those who compete on the international stage – as the Wee County, we punch well above our weight!  Our evening sports awards champion the best athletes and volunteers from across the County.