Part­ner­ship ex­tended

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - PARTNERSHIP EXTENDED -

A part­ner­ship agree­ment will see £7,650 in­vested into lo­cal sport in An­nan­dale and Eskdale.

Mag­nox Lim­ited and the coun­cil’s Ac­tive Schools for Com­mu­nity Sport in An­nan­dale and Eskdale team are cel­e­brat­ing their on-go­ing sports part­ner­ship agree­ment – now into its 10th suc­ces­sive year.

Sean Mar­shall, Mag­nox Lim­ited com­mu­ni­ca­tions and so­cio-eco­nomics lead of­fi­cer, was joined by Coun­cil­lor Jeff Leaver, chair­man of the coun­cil’s Chil­dren, Young Peo­ple and Life­long Learn­ing Com­mit­tee, to sign the part­ner­ship agree­ment this week.

They were joined by young peo­ple from An­nan Acad­emy who are part of a young lead­er­ship acad­emy pro­gramme.

The in­vest­ment will sup­port the on-go­ing Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion, Phys­i­cal Ac­tiv­ity and Sport (PEPAS) calendar which is de­vel­oped and de­liv­ered in part­ner­ship with schools, teach­ers and sports clubs across An­nan­dale and Eskdale and cov­ers 23 school and com­mu­nity sports events in the next aca­demic year.

Part of the fund­ing from Mag­nox will also be used to de­velop the next gen­er­a­tion of fu­ture sport coaches, lead­ers and teach­ers to help meet the grow­ing de­mand for sport and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity across the area.

Coun­cil­lor Leaver said:“This con­tin­ued sup­port from Mag­nox Lim­ited is ex­cel­lent and we must recog­nise how this fund­ing can make a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact for schools, young peo­ple and the com­mu­nity in our area.”

Mr Mar­shall said:“This is the 10th year in which Mag­nox Lim­ited has been in­volved in this suc­cess­ful lo­cal part­ner­ship.

“We at Chapel­cross are de­lighted to not only en­ter into this agree­ment again but have more than dou­ble the amount awarded this year to help de­velop em­ploy­ment and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in sports coach­ing for young peo­ple in our re­gion. This will give thou­sands of young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a di­verse range of sport­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and events and help some on the road to achieve­ments at lo­cal, re­gional, na­tional and even in­ter­na­tional level.”

Wel­come help Sean Mar­shall and Jeff Leaver sign the part­ner­ship agree­ment. Look­ing on are young peo­ple from An­nan Acad­emy who are part of a Young Lead­er­ship Acad­emy Pro­gramme with Ac­tive Schools and Com­mu­nity Sport.

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