Rothesay sport hub in lottery vote appeal

The current 2G artificial surface at Rothesay Joint Campus has drawn much criticism from the isalnd's sports clubs.
The current 2G artificial surface at Rothesay Joint Campus has drawn much criticism from the isalnd's sports clubs.

Rothesay’s community sport hub is appealing for local people to vote in a bid to win nationwide acclaim in this year’s National Lottery Awards.

The Rothesay hub is part of the Scotland-wide network of 142 sport hubs that provide a home for local sport clubs.

The sportscotland network of community sport hubs is competing against six other projects to be crowned the winner of the Sport category.

The Community Sport Hub initiative is a key component of sportscotland’s contribution to the Scottish Government’s 2014 legacy plan, and provides an exciting and innovative approach to the development of sport in local clubs.

Rotheasy sport hub officer Jillian Gibson said: “The Rothesay community sport hub has had a fantastic impact on sport in the local community.

“Clubs are working together, sharing ideas and making a difference in our community. I hope people will vote for us.”

The Rothesay hub organised a ‘celebration of sport’ day at Rothesay Joint Campus in March 2014, and just this week put together a week of summer holiday activities for local children combining sport coaching sessions with outdoor arts and crafts and adventure skills.

To vote for sportscotland Community Sport Hubs, please go to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards or telephone 0844 836 9694 and follow the campaign on twitter: hashtag #NLAwards #givesportyourvote. Voting runs for five weeks from 9am on Wednesday 24 June until midnight on Wednesday 29 July.

Every one of Scotland’s community sport hubs is unique, but the common thread is that each works to the principles of growth in participation, engaging the local community, promoting community leadership, offering a range of sporting opportunities and bringing all appropriate (key) partners, groups and people together.