Making Sport Fit has been founded by Caroline Ness who passionately believes that everyone can take part in sport, regardless of the many actual and perceived barriers that exist. Caroline has 17 years experience in the Sports Development industry and in particular, has had a main focus of supporting athletes in the disability sport arena.
Using all of this knowledge, Caroline welcomes clients from any background who feel they don’t ‘fit’ and who are looking for an alternative way to access sport. This includes welcoming people with physical, learning or sensory disabilities, people new to the area or simply because you are investing in yourself.
There are numerous reasons why individuals find it difficult to participate so we don’t have any set criteria as to who we will support – if you would like assistance and encouragement, even if just for a short period of time until your confidence and networks grow, Caroline would love to hear from you, We might not have all the solutions in-house but we probably know a man that does!
Caroline’s first degree is Sport Health & Exercise and she has achieved numerous National Governing Body sports qualifications along with other relevant CPD opportunities to offer you a comprehensive experience.
She felt extremely privileged to be appointed as a Team Leader at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the field of play of Athletics – what a tremendous experience never to be forgotten!
Caroline also played a significant role in raising substantial funds as a volunteer with local charity Perth & Kinross Disability Sport when it enjoyed the status as one of three Official Scottish Charities of the prestigious 2014 Ryder Cup.
Caroline has held many other voluntary roles in sport including the Scottish Sports Development Conference Organising Group and Perth & Kinross Sports Council.
As a sports coach, Caroline has had the great pleasure of working with many inspiring athletes and is a huge supporter of the Special Olympics movement – she was a Boccia coach for the Tayside team in 2013 and head coach for the Athletics squad in 2017 at the GB Summer National Games in Bath and Sheffield respectively.
She is incredibly proud of local talented athlete Joshua Rowe who signed up to a new Boccia class she established as a Sports Development Officer in 2006, and was truly excited when he swiftly moved through the ranks to be part of the Rio 2016 Paralympics GB team!
The sport of Athletics features heavily in Caroline’s personal and work life – she is an Athletics Coach, a Jogscotland Leader and a Scottish Athletics Tutor. Long distance running is Caroline’s guilty pleasure and one work stream is focused on alleviating what appears to be a common problem for ladies who run – she has had superb enterprise support and collaborations to bring this solution to life!
Making Sport Fit can offer professional services to the many sports clubs and organisations in our thriving communities and we also deliver interactive training for both primary and secondary school pupils on inclusion and social responsibility.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, like all businesses, we had to adapt our services and we successfully secured contracts with two Community Development Trusts based in Perth & Kinross to establish two new Community Action Plans – truly incredible during such difficult times! We also supported STAR Development Group with a new plan in a different area and were invited back to work with Crieff Community Trust to bring some areas of their refreshed action plan to life.
The best bit about participating in sport? Friends, friends and more friends – don’t miss out, it will be the best thing you ever do. So get in touch today to discuss a tailored solution to meet your needs.