Polysport General Information
Charity Number SC 028915
Grants and financial assistance from:
sportscotland (Lottery Fund)
Children in Need
Awards for All
Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland
Roxburgh Sports Council
Scottish Executive (Rural Challenge Fund)
Scottish Community Projects Fund
Scottish Community Foundation
Sir Arthur Elliot Memorial Trust
Roxburgh Landward Benevolent Trust
Scottish Borders Community Support Fund
Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser
Scottish Borders Council
R.S. Hayward Trust
Liddesdale Ladies amenities Group
Copshaw Common Riding
The group owns/manage a range of facilities on land leased from the local Estate:
- All weather artificial grass floodlit (Astro-turf) pitch. (built 2000)
- Equipment storage shed (built 2000)
- Grass football pitch.(in operation for over 100 years)
- Changing rooms (built 2004)
- Fitness room (built 2007)
- Parking and landscape
Awards and recognition:2001- Children in Need awarded a grant and the project featured on the BBC Children in Need appeal night thus generating excellent publicity for Newcastleton and the Scottish Borders.
2002 . The Overall Winner of the first ever Borders’ New Ways Awards (May 2002) was Newcastleton Polysport Project, stated as being ‘a community enterprise that has succeeded in funding, building and running a highly successful, all weather sports facility’. It also won the Vibrant Communities award. The awrds were launched by the New Ways Economic Forum to encourage and reward innovation in business and the community in the Scottish Borders
2003. Lottery Monitor Awards for excellence. Newcastleton Polysport was runner up in the ‘Kids’ category.
2005- sportscotland new ‘Help for Clubs’ website. The group was invited to contribute to this as an example of a successful Scottish project.
2008-James McLean Trust celebration of sport- won ‘Active Health’ award.
TV- Featured on Border News TV on at least 5 occasions.
2002 Princess Ann visited the facility when she came to open the village medical centre.
2012- The Chairperson (Libby Kennedy) was honoured to represent Polysport carrying he Olympic Flame.