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Active Schools
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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 12 years providing 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.


Sportscotland 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,, Telephone: 01294 324083/0787098054

Service Support Assistant (Admin): Rebecca Morrison,, Telephone: 01294 324872

Active School Co-ordinators 

  • Ardrossan cluster: 07771505191 (James Weatherston)
  • Arran cluster: 07387051148 (Lauren Gilbert)
  • Auchenharvie cluster: 07920500916 (Leeanne McPhail)
  • Garnock cluster: 07814997546 (Ewan Jamieson)
  • Greenwood cluster: 07795882041 (Lauren Fletcher)
  • Irvine Royal cluster: 07771504934 (Stephen Fraser)
  • Kilwinning cluster: 07966912096 (Gary Moore)
  • Largs cluster: 07867501164 (Natalie Murray)
  • St. Matthew's: 07787152806 (Archie McNicol)


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