Sports hubs will benefit from funding
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.”