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Sport Hub

Where everyone gets to play

What is Sport Hub?

Sport Hub is an inclusive, affordable, and accessible programming collaboration between The City of Calgary, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School District, local sport and physical activity organizations, community partners and Calgary communities.

Sport Hub is committed to providing the opportunity for children and youth (5-18 years) to experience quality sport and physical activities in safe environments in their local community, supporting the journey to leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

Sport Hub is a Sport for Life Policy initiative and delivers on our commitment to design and deliver sport programs and initiatives.

The Pilot Project

We conducted a three-year pilot from 2017-2020 that focused on:

  • Improving Access

    to schools for sport organizations

  • Offering Quality

    youth sport programs

  • Enhancing Leadership

    opportunities in community sport

  • Reducing Barriers

    to participation

  • Developing Pathways

    for participants to transition to introduction-to, recreational, competitive, and high-performance sport opportunities.

Sport Hub Pilot results

Sport Hub collaborators delivered programs in the north-east communities of Castleridge, Coral Springs, Falconridge, Martindale, Saddle Ridge and Taradale, resulting in:

Sport Hub is a proven tool that can greatly benefit our sport organization. It drives new participants to our club programming while creating new opportunities for our coaches and volunteers to deliver quality instruction in the school and community setting.

Jeremy Hill, Executive Director, Fencing Calgary

The Sport Hub program provides support for how we (the education system) can realize positive physical education outcomes for students. Having a central platform to select different sport offerings and a variety of programming options for our school makes the process of organizing and delivering a specific sport module so much easier.

Steve Cormier, Physical Education & Athletics Teacher, Crossing Park School

The after-school programming was a good opportunity for students to continue to keep playing something they enjoy. Prior to the Sport Hub, we never had access to schools to deliver programming

Burgundy Biletski, Executive Director, Field Hockey Alberta

My Sport Hub coaches were amazing. They taught me so many new volleyball skills and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to join my local volleyball club.

Female Student, Grade 10, Nelson Mandela High School

What's next?

Throughout 2021 and 2022 we evaluated the results of the pilot and completed work with partners to build an enhanced Sport Hub program.

We are now focused on securing investment to establish Sport Hub as a sustainable program model in Calgary that offers:

  • In-school and after-school sport programs
  • Community sport programs (that develop sport and social skills)
  • Access to local sport and physical activity organizations
  • Community sport events
  • Dedicated support and programs for equity-deserving groups
  • Sport leadership and volunteer opportunities
Learn about the program