Sports hubs will ben­e­fit from fund­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Two lo­cal sports hubs are set to ben­e­fit from a share of £6mil­lion in­vest­ment over the next four years.

Sports­cot­land this week an­nounced the wind­fall from the Na­tional Lot­tery.

The cash will go to­ward cre­at­ing new hubs and de­vel­op­ing ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing the Stonelaw Sports Hub in Ruther­glen and the one at King’s Park Sec­ondary, cov­er­ing King’s Park and Croft­foot.

Six-time Olympic cham­pion, Bri­tain’s most suc­cess­ful Olympian, and cy­cling’s most dec­o­rated Olympian of all time, Sir Chris Hoy said: “Sport has given me in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­ni­ties in life and through ini­tia­tives like Com­mu­nity Sport Hubs more peo­ple will be able to ex­pe­ri­ence all that sport has to of­fer in a fun and sup­port­ive com­mu­nity en­vi­ron­ment.

“While it would be great to think that our sport­ing cham­pi­ons of the fu­ture might be de­vel­oped at one of the hubs, and with 115,000 ac­tive mem­bers in hubs that’s a real prospect.

“It’s about much more than high per­for­mance sport.

“It’s an op­por­tu­nity to find a sport you love and get in­volved in so many dif­fer­ent ways from ath­lete to coach to vol­un­teer.

“It’s about bring­ing to­gether com­mu­ni­ties and work­ing to­gether to de­liver what re­ally mat­ters to the lo­cal peo­ple.”

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