Inch Park is a Community Sports Club, a community hub founded by Lismore Rugby Club, Edinburgh South Community Football Club and Edinburgh South Cricket Club.
Originally formed to meet the lack of sporting facilities in the local area, our goal is to provide a vibrant inclusive community space where sport and other activities can take place.
Designated as a Community Sports Hub by our partners at Sportscotland, Inch Park exists to benefit the local community and ensure that the legacy of the club, and its hub, is passed down to future generations.
We help break down barriers and make sure sports are accessible to all who want to take part, regardless of sex, race, gender, background, or ability.
We believe accessible sport makes a significant difference to young lives, particularly for people in disadvantaged areas. Sports not only helps with encouraging health lifestyles but has a much wider reach including helping with isolation, mental health, and personal development.
Our venue covers around 9.8 hectares and consists of a modern clubhouse, two full-size rugby pitches, two football pitches and a cricket oval, complete with a synthetic wicket.
Through our clubs and partners, including Scottish Rugby and Cricket Scotland, we deliver schools programmes, the government’s Active Schools programme, and various youth initiatives.
Our clubs regularly reach over 6,000 youths and adults – through playing and coaching in addition to the work of volunteers and parents.
Additionally, an estimated 2,000 people pass through the doors on a weekly basis, attending a range of classes, meetings and social events including a baby café and dance groups.
Last year even with COVID-19 we put over 26,000 hours into the community with over 200 passionate volunteers.