BUSC Supports Specialist Physio Programme for Young People

Broxburn United Sports Club were delighted to host Movement Physiotherapy's Easter Camp.  We welcomed children and their parents from all over Scotland to the Albyn Park.

Movement Physiotherapy is run by local physiotherapist Kirsteen Grieve.   Kirsteen explains 'we are a private practice which specialises in the treatment of children, although we also treat adults with long-term disability.  We provide a mobile service, working primarily within family homes doing 1:1 highly specialised physiotherapy sessions. These sessions are designed to be highly motivating, fun and effective at achieving the things which matter most to the child and their families.

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Making the word PHYSIO

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Discussing how much activity we do

Over the holidays, we run group therapy sessions, where young people get together to motivate and inspire each other to achieve more. Group therapy offers a unique opportunity for these children to be alongside similar peers, which is hugely beneficial in so may ways, particularly emotionally as well as physically.

This Easter, 5 young people between the ages of 7 and 13 years got together for 4 days of hard work and challenges. We used the Room For All at BUSC for the first time this year, and they LOVED it! The mirrored space provided a new opportunity for them to really see how they move, and use this feedback to help them improve their posture and movements. The AV facilities were also a brilliant chance for them to share video clips of what they had been up to since their last get together. the break-out room also allowed the parents to have a break and grab a much needed cuppa and the chance to chat away from the kids. 

We will definitely be returning to BUSC for our future groups in this area.  The staff were super friendly and went out of their way to accommodate our needs.

Many thanks to all from all the kids, parents and from Movement Physiotherapy for having us. It was awesome!'

Movement Physiotherapy can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MovementPhysiotherapy/

The BUSC staff were overwhelmed at the effort the children put into their sessions.  They were truly inspirational.  We look forward to welcoming our new friends back to Albyn Park in the near future.

If you would like to book Room for All, contact Leigh on 01506 858057 or email l.lauder@busc.org.uk

Second Mini Ballers Class Launches @BUSC on Friday 4th May

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BUSC are delighted to confirm we are launching our second Mini Ballers session here at the Albyn delivered in partnership with Planet Soccer, the clubs football partner.  First session of the new class will run on Friday 4th May and is open kids aged 2-4 years old.  The class will place between 3:45 - 4:15 pm in the indoor hall here at Albyn Park and costs £3 a session.

As well as promoting very basic football skills the Mini Ballers classes aim to develop key physical literacy skills in your child such as speed, balance, co-ordination and mobility. These are key components of any sport and therefore open to both boys and girls.

If you wish to learn more about our Mini Ballers classes please contact Aidan either on 01506 858057 or at a.forbes@busc.org.uk

Thank you to Artlink

The Alive & Kickin Programme have joined forces with Artlinks Leylines and Curious Routes Project to deliver new activities during April and May.

Artlink is an arts and disability organisation established in 1984. Artlink believes participation in the arts has an important role to play in realising personal and social change. Our aim is to increase opportunities to take part in the arts for those who experience disadvantage or disability in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We offer practical support so people can get involved and work with venues to increase opportunities to enjoy the arts. Artlink establishes partnerships with artists, venues and organisations to help encourage positive change.

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Curious Routes and Leylines are Artlink’s arts for mental health projects based in Edinburgh and West Lothian. They connect the creative skills of individuals with mental health problems to people and organisations who share a common interest. Artlink’s work takes them to all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians. They have bases in West Lothian and Edinburgh but move around depending on what they are exploring at the time.

Artlink are looking forward to their collaboration and residency with the Alive and Kickin group at Broxburn United Sports Club for four Thursdays over April and May.

If you have an interest in ping pong, films, music, songwriting, cooking, birdwatching, photography, cycling, craft, walking or just having a chat please come and join us!

For more details please contact Leigh Lauder on 01506 858057 or email l.lauder@busc.org.uk

Men and Women Fitness Sessions at BUSC

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Here at BUSC we are offering separate Health by Nutrition classes for women and men at the Albyn.

As well as going through the usual exercise routines, our personal trainer Alicja Wypasek will also offer tips on how to improve your lifestyle in order to get the best out of your training regime.

Alicja's Health by Nutrition program isn't a diet, but rather a lifestyle plan for eating right!

Our women's fitness class has already started but beginning on the 14th May we will be adding a new men's class to expand our reach.

If you wish to learn any more information, please contact Leigh on 01506 858057 or email l.lauder@busc.org.uk

BUSC Technical Classes on Offer with Planet Soccer

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Here at BUSC we offer weekly football sessions to help develop the technical ability of your young aspiring footballer!

In conjunction with Planet Soccer, these sessions are designed to compliment the work achieved at grassroots football clubs and help provide young people with additional classes on top of their training commitments.

The sessions are focused on harnessing each player's technique with a key focus on individual player development.

Sessions are delivered by UEFA A Licence and UEFA B Licence level coaches who are all PVG checked and trained in first aid.

The classes cost £5 for a 90 minute session and we regularly have guest appearances from current and ex-football players.

If you wish to obtain more information on this programme, please phone on 01506 858057 or e-mail Aidan at a.forbes@busc.org.uk

Walking Ambassadors Honoured at St Nicholas Assembly

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We here at BUSC were delighted to see our Walking Ambassadors at St Nicholas Primary School be recognised for their achievements so far this year.

Our coach James was on hand at the St Nicholas Got Talent assembly to hand out certificates and a special medal to acknowledge how well the pupils have been doing in their aid to reduce our carbon footprint.

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The Ambassadors informed their fellow pupils about the benefits of walking to school instead of getting a lift in the car, as well as all the facts and history that James had taught them on their adventures. The assembly then took part in a Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz - Walking Ambassador style.

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We were also treated to a special rendition of 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' by The Proclaimers, and teacher Mrs. Bell was also rewarded with a certificate for her help in putting the group together. Without her, none of this would be possible.

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At the end of the assembly, the teachers performed a special Ghostbusters dance and James and our social media manager Kieran got a dose of silly string on their clothes to explain to their families about afterwards!

We hope the Ambassadors, as well as their fellow St Nicholas pupils, have a fantastic Easter holidays, and we would like to thank James for his contribution these past few weeks.

If your child wishes to join the Walking Group, all they have to do is ask!

Room for All Hire Available for Parties

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BUSC would like to welcome you and your child for their birthday party in our Room for All here at the Albyn!

Opened in January 2017, our Room for All features an area of 130 metres squared and a sprung floor. We also offer Wi-Fi and a 75" TV screen for everyone involved with the party.

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For a maximum of 50 people at the party, you can obtain the following for just £75 (Sunday Discount - £50):

- Room for All Hire (2 hour room slot OR 1 hour on the pitch and 1 hour in the room)

- Mood Lighting

- Access to the music system

- Use of kitchen facility

- A buffet (at additional cost)

We look forward to seeing you here at the Albyn for your kid's party!

To book the room please contact our Business Development Officer, Leigh Lauder on l.lauder@busc.org.uk or call the office on 01506 858057.

Indian Head Massage on 4th April

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Serenity and Spirit is returning to BUSC for Indian head massages on Wednesday 4th April here at the Albyn.

An Indian head massage can help alleviate fatigue, insomnia, migraines and pain in areas such as the back, eyes and muscles. It can also help reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

An amazing new treatment called OldPain2Go can release you from arthritis, back problems, neck issues, shoulder pain, legs, sciatica, in fact any pain that is more than a few months old.

NCIP/Eye Movement/Hypnotherapy can eliminate fears and phobias, as well as helping you build confidence to help you achieve your goals.

If you would like to book an evening appointment, please contact Leigh Lauder at l.lauder@busc.org.uk.