Active Schools 

sportscotland works in partnership with all 32 local authorities to invest in and support the Active Schools Network.

The network consists of over 400 managers and coordinators dedicated to developing and supporting the delivery of quality sporting opportunities for children and young people.


Active Schools aims to provide more and higher quality opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity:

  • before school
  • during lunchtime
  • after school

It also looks to develop effective pathways between schools and sports clubs in the local community.

Active Schools has worked with schools for over 20 years. They provide opportunities for children and young people to get and stay involved in sport. It will continue to make a significant contribution to a world class sporting system in Scotland.

Young Ambassadors

Young Ambassadors is a lottery funded programme to help develop young people as leaders in sport. This is one of the many programmes we lead on across North Ayrshire.


Sport Scotland is committed to developing and supporting a world class sporting system at all levels in Scotland. Central to this commitment is the attraction and development of people volunteering in sport.

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering in school sport.

Contact Active Schools Team

Active Schools Manager: Leanne Hillan-Fowler

Service Support Assistant (Admin): Brooke Andrews


(If possible, please give as much information as you can so we can direct you to the right person)

Active School Co-ordinators 

  • Ardrossan cluster: Jordan Stewart
  • Arran cluster: Ross Dobson
  • Auchenharvie cluster: Leeanne McPhail
  • Garnock cluster: Ellie Hannah
  • Greenwood cluster: Lauren Fletcher
  • Irvine Royal cluster: Stephen Fraser
  • Kilwinning cluster: Martyn Rae
  • Largs cluster: Tony Gilhooly
  • St. Matthew's: Christopher Hays
  • Active Schools Leadership Co-ordinator: Natalie Murray

Active Schools & Community Partnership Officers


  • Kilwinning, Irvine and Garnock Valley: Gary Moore
  • Three Towns, Arran and Largs: Archie McNicol
  • Third Sector and ASN: Ewan Jamieson


Active Schools Manager, North Ayrshire Council, Economy and Communities, Cunninghame House, Irvine KA12 8EE