What’s On in Glasgow: Sport for everyone

Catch sporting events in Glasgow.

Take up running, swimming, fencing or cycle at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Glasgow has excellent sports facilities and great choices for participating in and learning sports.


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Get fit for summer. Learn to swim – parents and child.

Email or Telephone  William Young 07986884556

Swimming lessons in Glasgow

Swimming lessons and coaching for all ages and stages, one to one, groups, swimming for disabled or people wanting to develop their swimming to a higher level. A high class service with a focus on customer satisfaction. Classes available at various locations including Arlington Baths, Glasgow West End and The The Marriott Hotel, Glasgow City Centre.

Learn to swim in your lunch break – Glasgow City Centre
Lessons for beginners or nervous non-swimmers (adults)
Swimmers keen to develop their swimming to a higher level

William Young Swim School is currently recruiting Swimming Instructors for the Glasgow Area, Level 1  or  Level 2 and Full Disclosure Scotland – including for Saturday mornings 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Email or Telephone  William Young 07986884556

Full details including times, prices and class types: www.glasgowswimminglessons.com

When possible check dates, times and venue by phone or email before going along:

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The Bike Station

URGENT – Do you have an old bike that you could donate to us?

We’re not complaining, but we have sold so many bikes that we now need to re-stock!

Do you have an old bike that you could donate to our charity to help develop a community of cyclists? Please get in touch or drop by Tuesday to Saturday if you can help out.

Our refurbished bikes are available to buy every day we’re open (Tuesday-Saturday). To book a cycling lesson, maintenance course, or for other inquiries, give us a call on 0141 248 5409.

65 Haugh Road, G3 8TX Glasgow
0141 248 5409

Glasgow Bike Station Facebook for further information


belles on bikesBelles on Bikes

Learn to ride sessions , weekend cycling trips, and mid week rides.  Bike maintenance to suit all ages and abilities.

Funded by Cycling Scotland CTC and supported in delivery by the Bike Station

Belles on Bikes is a cycling group for women in Glasgow…all ages and abilities welcome!

Belles on Bikes on Facebook

Email. Victoria


 Orienteering in Glasgow Parks

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Orienteering is a sport centred on map reading in a natural terrain. The object is to locate a series of control points marked by posts using a map and compass to navigate through the park.

It is for all ages and degrees of fitness and skill, you can run, jog or walk, you decide your pace. It’s an easy way of staying fit or getting into shape.

It can provide the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt, a great activity to take up with family and friends.

Further details


Glasgow Sharks Australian Football

Want to try something different?  Male, Female and Juniors all welcome.

Fancy taking part in a game of power, skill, endurance, agility and balance; a game which combines the demands of football, rugby, basketball and Gaelic football. The sport is Australian Rules Football, or Aussie Rules as it’s more commonly known.

We are always looking for male, female and juniors of all abilities to join our growing club. We have Male team competing in the Scottish Australian Rules Football League (SARFL), female teams, mixed teams competing in the newly founded local Glasgow league, the Caledonian Australian Football League (CAFL).
It’s free to try, so why not come down to one of our training sessions & get a warm Sharks welcome to this great sport.

We have two training sessions a week.

Tuesday Nights & Sunday Mornings. Free to try.

At Victoria Park and Glsgow GreenN

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Full details


Lack of physical activity is one of the biggest causes of illness and death in Scotland. Keeping active however provides a range of benefits to both an individual’s physical and mental health. This includes:

  • Reduced risk of developing heart disease
  • Reduced risk of stroke
  • Reduced risk of developing certain types of cancer
  • Improved self esteem and confidence

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get active! Find out more.

Scottish Basketball League Senior Men: Glasgow Rocks v Stirling Knights

Venue:     Langside College, Glasgow

23 November 2013, 10.45 a.m.


Langside College 50 Prospecthill Road, Glasgow, G42 9LB

lambhillLambhill Stables

Choose from various activities including cycling, walking and bike maintenance.

A community hub and social enterprise in Glasgow

We serve communities in North Glasgow by transforming vacant and derelict land into productive and attractive green-space, whilst maintaining and preserving it for public use. Our mission is to provide jobs and training opportunities for local people who are excluded from the labour market.

Call us on 0141 945 4100
or Email for details
11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD

The Time Capsule Ice Rink – National Lottery Award



Nominated in the FINAL of the National Lottery Awards in the Best Sports Project Category.

As well as this, following it’s reopening in November 2012 after it received £300,000 in lottery funding, the ice rink has implemented the UK’s first Inclusive Skating Session, a session designed for children with disabilities and their families to come along to the rink to participate in Ice Sports. It takes place every Sunday on a permanent basis, 6pm until 730pm. The cost is £6 for the ENTIRE family.

To register your vote for The Time Capsule Ice, please call 0844 836 9710, or log on to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards



lucy weir smZena Rommett Floor Barre Technique ®

 A gentle and effective method  of exercise that lengthens and strengthens muscle, releases tension from the neck and joints and promotes correct alignment.

 Based on the principles of classical ballet, Floor Barre ® is designed to work for bodies of all ages, office workers, athletes, dancers and the exercise-phobic.

Mats are provided. Please wear socks, a t-shirt and yoga pants/tracksuit bottoms or leggings (nothing too baggy). All classes are suitable for beginners. 

Tuesdays 11am-12pm / 7.15-8.15pm (starting 3rd September)
Chi & Co., Craig House, 64 Darnley Street, Glasgow G41 2SE

Sundays 12-1pm
The Movement Studio, 10 Claremont Terrace, Glasgow

Block booking £37.50 / £33.50 for 6 weeks (6th class free!)
£7.50 / £6.50 concession drop-in

Classes are suitable for all levels.


Photo: get fit with joanne.Joanne Jennings

Family Fitness

Exercise with the kids

Joanne Jennings qualified fitness instructor also offers group sessions in various parks in and around Glasgow.

Details on Facebook

email Joanne


Glasgow University Sports Association

GUSA provide appropriate student led representation for our members and provides effective opportunities for them to take part in sport. Sport provides a great chance to help you lead a balanced, healthy life style. Here at GUSA we know how to live the best of all worlds.


West of Scotland Cricket Club – Juniors


Indoor cricket sessions will start at West next week from Monday 28th January.

First Sessions will be: Mondays 6pm – 7.30pm for all up to U11s, Tuesdays 6pm – 7.30pm for U13s, and Wednesdays 6pm – 7.30pm for U15s and U18s.

For clarity, age groups are based on your age on 1st September last year. Eg Someone now 11 but who was still 10 on 1/9/12 is an U11 for season 2013.

We are always looking for new players so if you have pals/classmates (boys or girls) who might fancy cricket, please bring them along. They’ll be very welcome at all age groups.

Lastly, if any senior players/parents can spare a bit of time to help out at the sessions that would be much appreciated.

Any queries please contact Jim Young
0141 337 1199
07711 985033
Hamilton Crescent, Peel Street, Partick G11 5LU



Want to tone up your whole body before Christmas? There’s still time to look great in those party outfits – drop a dress size or look better in a shirt.

Photo: arlington baths club pool. Arlington Baths Club

61 Arlington St, Woodlands, Glasgow – Telephone: 0141 332 6021

The oldest surviving swimming club in Britain – founded in 1870. A West End institution, the club has a 21 metre long pool, a sauna, Turkish baths and a gymnasium. There are a number of services available including: massage, chiropody and reflexology.

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Glasgow Bike Station

Get fitter, save money, meet people, get to places on time, avoid traffic jams, save fuel, exercise for free, burn calories, learn new skills, gain confidence, keep up with the kidsget cycling around your area.

At Glasgow Bike Station we offer learn to ride sessions at three levels – from basic to advance. You can also learn how to deal with busy traffic, road positioning and how to be seen by others using the road.

We also provide information abaout cycling routes for everyday journeys.

At our Shop we have everything you need for your bike.

To book your free session please contact our Cycle Trainer Coordinator Robbie on 0141 552 2606 or email

197 London Road, in the Barras Market warehouse Glasgow East.


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Launched November 2009

Broomhill Hockey Club launches Hockey Team for Guys & Gals 18-35 Yr Olds

Both men’s and women’s sections train every Thursday at Windyedge Pitch, just off Anniesland Road
7.30pm – 9pm.
The first half hour is dedicated to fitness with the last hour focused on skills and match training. More information

The club has the full support of “Scottish Hockey” and “Glasgow Culture & Sport”.

Photo: skater. Rollerblading

How can I get fit and have fun at the same time? Go Rollerblading.
Something everybody should try once. It is never too late to learn – why not take a lesson with Don Morton instructor see www.tryskating.com

New Men’s Jogging Club Partick

A new men’s jogging group in Partick in association with Jog Scotland and Mens Health Forum Scotland. The idea is to promote jogging (and fitness in general) to men that may not currently participate in exercise.
Mens Jogging Group

Weekly – Tuesdays
Time: 6-7pm
Level – Beginners
Meeting: The Annexe Healthy Living Centre, Stewartville Street, Partick.

Swimming for tots

We teach children from age 3 in the pool at Cleveden Secondary.
Booking opening for the new term from Monday 10th of December.

Salle Rollo Fencing Club

Now meeting at High School Of Glasgow, Crow Road(anniesland cross), Glasgow
Wed nights 6.30 – 9.30 p.m.
If you fancy participating in a sport a bit out of the ordinary give fencng a try.

Running Mums/Pushy Parent

Every Wednesday – 10.30am – Kelvingrove Park
Get fit again pushing your prams with these outdoor jogging, stretching & toning classes. book for a 10 week block.  Call 0141 287 3611 for more details.

Broomhill Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

Broomhill welcomes new members. Presently they have no waiting list, no joining fee and have a special initial fee for 2 people joining together of £100 They provide a means to keep fit by playing social tennis and squash and by competing in the local leagues. Young people are encouraged to play tennis by the Juniors’ tennis coach and squash through their link to West Squash. They have 4 all weather floodlit tennis courts and 2 squash courts
Contact: 0141 334 2519 or secretary@broomhill-tennis-squash.co.uk or http://www.broomhill-tennis-squash.co.uk

Clan Surf School

Clan Skates, 45 Hyndland Street
New Year New Adventure?
Learn to surf at Scotland’s premier surf school
in the heart of the WestEnd (the school not the surf!)
More info 0141 339 6523
or visit http://www.clanskates.co.uk


The Annexe Healthy Living Centre
Stewartville Street
Sarah Jane has classes at the centre and elsewhere
Contact her on 07891 663521
or email sj aerobic@hotmail .com
for more details
or why not drop into the centre and pick up a leaflet
classes are very reasonable

Fit For Life

Glasgow City Council Land Services Department has produced a very nice map of the greater Glasgow area marking all the cycle and walking and running paths. On the reverse are more details of all the routes and some healthy advice and contacts. Well worth a look! Your local library should have them.

Glasgow Women’s Jogging Network

A new booklet has been issued with events and courses up to December 2005 – a month by month guide to whats going on with plenty of opportunities for beginners
more info from 0141 287 5079
or visit htpp://www.activeglasgow.com

Broomhill Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

Broomhill welcomes new members. Presently we have no waiting list, no joining fee and have a special initial fee for 2 people joining together of £100. We provide a means to keep fit by playing social tennis and squash and by competing in the local leagues. Young people are encouraged to play tennis by our Juniors’ tennis coach and squash through our link to West Squash. We have 4 all weather floodlit tennis courts and 2 squash courts.
Contact: 0141 334 2519; secretary@broomhill-tennis-squash.co.uk or www.broomhill-tennis-squash.co.uk

Glasgow University

Sports and Recreation Service (SRS)
have introduced a new programme
handy for all WestEnders!
Activage – Active Living for 55+
Registration fee £5 then £2 per visit
you can use the Stevenson Building off University Avenue
or the Garscube Sports Complex in Maryhill
swimming badminton and exercise classes
more info from Alan Francis 0141 330 4200
or visit their website at http://www.gla.ac.uk

classes at Maryhill, Netherton and North Woodside
from age 5 up
Instructor John Haggerty 0141 336 4627

Braehead Arena

10 mins from the West End through the tunnel
has regular basketball with competitions, cheerleaders..the works!
resident team the Scottish Rocks
are the reigning British Basketball League Champions
Nail biting excitement right up to the last Goal
A great outing for all the family…they even get to try a shot
at the net in the interval with a chance to win a season ticket!
For more info phone 0141 561 1140 or look into

Hillhead Cricket Club

Welcomes all new players to the 2006 season. Indoor training commences 30/1/06 at Kelvinside Academy Games Hall (6:30pm to 8pm) . Outdoor season starts mid April. Hillhead CC fields 2 senior teams on Saturdays , a Sunday XI and midweek fixtures. Juniors are represented at U10s, U13s, U15s and U18s.
Contact: hillheadcc@yahoo.co.uk

Falun Gong

FREE exercise classes at Hillhead Library Tuesdays 6-8pm


St Andrew’s Orienteering Club (Glasgow)
have a brochure with orienteering locations throughout Glasgow
WestEnd locations are Victoria Park and Kelvingrove
map packs are available from Scotstoun Leisure Centre for Victoria Park and the Kelvin Hall and the Art galleries for Kelvingrove
more info from http://www.stag-orienteering.co.uk
get moving!

Taoist Tai Chi Class

at Woodside Hall Clarendon Street
improves health, flexibility and strength without strain!
suitable for all ages and levels of fitness
more info email rossusan@btinternet.com or call Susan Ross on 0141 945 1816

Football Development Programme

to see whats near you tel 0141 287 3610 for a programme
3-4 year olds, over 50’s, women and all points in between

Hyndland Rugby Club

All ages and standards welcome
2 senior teams
Training is on Tuesday evenings
for more info contact Alex Mack on 0141 579 1745
or email hyndlandrugby@lineone.net
or visit http://www.sru.org.uk/clubs/hyndland-FP-RFC

Girl’s Football Team

Players wanted 12-15 years
More info from Sharon Patrick 0141 332 1066
or from Breakthrough Project 304 Maryhill Road

Knightswood Model Boats Club

For more information: http://www.knightswoodboats.co.uk

Knightswood Golf Club

For more information see: http://www.golfguide.com/scotland

The College Of Chinese PhysicalCulture

Life Long Vitality

A system of music and exercise designed for everyone
North Woodside Hall, Glenfarg Street Thursdays 7-8pm
More info from 0113 368 0411 or email: office@ccpc.ac.uk

Yudan Nashi Kan Aikido Club

Overnewton Square, Glasgow, G3 8
Open to all levels
Times: Wednesday 1930-2130, Saturday 1230-1400 (Juniors), Saturday 1400-1600
People should contact me at email or on 07855792130.

Traditional Tae Kwon Do Association

Keep Fit* Self Defence* Confidence*
Partick Burgh Halls Tuesdays at 6pm – 7pm
Instructor Kenneth Lyle Dan
more info 0141 423 3454 or mobile 0771 812 2441

Scotstoun Leisure Centre

Women’s Football
session every Wednesday 7 – 8pm

Glasgow City Council

have their own equivalent to the private Health Club
The Glasgow Club
gives you access to fitness facilities and swimming pools
in 16 locations throughout the city
More info on 0800 027 0470

The Western Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

at 30 Hyndland Road have drop in and look around sessions
on Thursdays 6.30 – 8.30pm Sundays 5 – 8pm.
Coach Ian Campbell will show you around.
They have 6 all weather floodlit tennis courts
3 squash courts and a bar open 7 days a week!
More info and a leaflet from:0141 339 0065 or email wltsc@hotmail.com They also have a website at http://www.glasgowwestern.co.uk

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