2016 – 2 October

SDS young persons Sport Panel

Sunday 2 October 2016

Meeting Minutes

In attendance: Jennifer Livingstone, Colette Martin, Caitlyn Ross, Callum Sloan, Gemma Lumsdaine, Hope Gordon, Lewis McConnell, Mitchell Graham, Alan Gray, Shelby Watson, Stefan Hoggan, Ross Foley

Apologies: Danielle Joyce

Saltire Awards

JL gave the YPSP information on the Saltire Awards. All panel members have been asked to sign up for this where they can log their volunteering hours by the next meeting on 8 December 2016. Gemma, Caitlyn and Hope are already part of Saltire Awards

National Events Feedback

The panel members who have supported national events spoke very highly of the experience gained from the events. The panel were given the 2017 events calendar and asked to bring availability to the December meeting.

Event Date Time Venue Name of YPSP member helping Staff member to contact if cannot attend
Central Parasport Tuesday 25 October 2016 9.30am – 3.00pm Grangemouth Sports Complex Caitlyn Ross

Shelby Watson

Stefan Hogan

Alan Gray

Cheryl Willet (Cheryl.willet@scottishdisabilitysport.com/07577830360
Boccia Open BisFed classes Saturday 29 October 9.00am – 5.00pm Napier University, Sighthill Campus,Edinburgh Hope Gordon

Ross Foley

Mark Gaffney (mark.gaffney@scottishdisabilitysport.com/07966388957
Junior Swimming Gala (Physical Disability) Wednesday 2 November 2016 10.00am – 4.00pm Grangemouth Sports Complex Hope Gordon

Caitlyn Ross

Mark Gaffney (mark.gaffney@scottishdisabilitysport.com/07966388957
Junior Swimming Gala (Learning Disability) Wednesday 23 November 2016 9.30am – 5.00pm Tollcros, Glasgow Shelby Watson

Colette Martin

Hope Gordon

Mark Gaffney (mark.gaffney@scottishdisabilitysport.com/07966388957
Disability Badminton Championships Saturday 28 January 2017 9.00am – 5.00pm Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh Ross Foley

Alan Gray

Mark Gaffney (mark.gaffney@scottishdisabilitysport.com/07966388957


Jen Livingstone

Website articles

The panel members were reminded to submit their website articles when it is their month to do so (table below). Thank you to those who have already submitted articles, they are proving to be big hits on the SDS website and Facebook page


Month Name
October 2016 Lewis McConnell
November 2016 Alan Grey
December 2016 Mitchel Graham
January 2017 Ross Foley
February 2017 Stefan Hoggan



YPSP members can claim volunteer expenses (JL has send the form to all members) for travel to meetings and for volunteering at events. Members can claim 30p per mile. Please send completed forms to JL as soon after the meeting/event as possible.

Branch Meetings

Panel members agreed to attend branch meetings. Jen and Mark to circulate dates for each branch

Branch YPSP member to attend the meetings
Angus Gemma Lumsdaine
Ayrshire Sportsability Danielle Joyce
Dumfries & Galloway Shelby Watson
Fife Callum Sloan/Stefan Hoggan
Forth Valley Caitlin Ross/Mitchell Graham
Grampian Stefan Hoggan (potentially to come to meetings with JL?)
Highland Hope Gordon
Lothian Ross Foley/Alan Gray


Roles and responsibilities for the panel

Role Name
Co Leaders Stefan Hoggan

Hope Gordon

Alan Gray

Secretary Alan Gray
Fundraising Caitlin Ross

Ross Foley

Media Callum Sloan

Shelby Watson

Gemma Lumsdaine

Lewis McConnell

Stefan Hoggan (if needed)

Evaluation Mitchell Graham
Education and Training Colette Martin

Gemma Lumsdaine

 Panel training

Public speaking workshop – Alan Gray to ask a contact he knows to see if he can deliver this

Agenda Items for 8 December

Young person sports panel member responsibilities – meeting updates if there has been any?

Saltire Awards

Blog/website articles

SDS National events – sign up for 2017

YPSP meeting dates 2017


Please let me know if you would like anything added to the agenda

 Future meeting dates

Thursday 8 December 2016 6.00pm – 8.00pm Stirling University Swimming pool meeting room