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Commonwealth Games legacy could bring sports hub to Royston

SNP MSP Bob Doris for Glasgow has welcomed new funding for Royston Youth Action (RYA), £24,900, through a Scottish Government; Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund which comes from £500,000 provided by the Scottish Government Legacy 2014 programme and £500,000 from The Robertson Trust. – which will help to encourage physical activity in the local area and provide vital support to a local social enterprise.

This new funding comes as part of the Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund, designed to support sport-related social enterprises, enabling them to become sustainable in the long run and help people become more physically active.

The money will be spent on carrying out a major community consultation to evidence the need for a community sports hub in the Royston area with a particular focus on the development of Glenconner Park along with a feasibility study which will incorporate cost planning , budgeting , architect and design, business planning , legal and technical support so that the best possible facility can be built depending on the community needs and wishes. Other locations contained in the Royston Vision and Strategy Document such as the sporting provision at St Roch’s Secondary School.

Commenting, Bob Doris MSP said: “This investment is excellent news for Royston and I congratulate Royston Youth Action on their award, which will allow them to continue the excellent work they do encouraging people across our community to engage in fitness and focus on having the public facilities that accommodate this within the neighbourhood.

“Glasgow 2014 was an incredible spectacle – without a doubt the best Commonwealth Games ever which put Scotland on the map and this fund is a key part of ensuring that Scotland continues to benefit from the legacy of last summer’s games.

“Today’s new investment shows the success of the Scottish Government in ensuring that the Games legacy continues to pay dividends in our community – and I am looking forward to seeing the positive impact the funding will make as Royston Youth Action continues its good work. Glenconner Park could be a wonderful location to bring together sporting activities in Royston but it is important we get the views of the community as to how best to proceed. Royston Youth Action are well placed to carry out that task”.

Andrew Muir Chairperson of Royston Youth Action commented: “This award is fantastic news for Royston Youth Action which works extremely hard along with the local housing providers and partner organisations to improve the quality of life for local residents. I look forward to working even more with the local residents, national and local elected members and numerous local organisations to ensure that residents sporting and leisure aspirations are achieved.


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