News » Largs » Articles »

Extra money to boost local sports

Published: 21 Aug 2012 09:300 comments

The great excitement of the Olympics and home success has been marked by a financial incentive from North Ayrshire Council to subsidise sport.

Share this image

North Ayrshire's young athletes will be given the chance to shine in the Largs area as the council continues to build a sporting legacy for the area.

The Olympic Games in London have been a massive success story for Team GB with a record 29 gold medals. With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on our doorstep in just two years' time, North Ayrshire Council is working with its partners to make sure that young people inspired by the Games have the best support possible.

Inverclyde Sports Centre, Cumbrae Watersports Centre, and the Scottish Sailing Institute all feature prominently as important venues as part of that focus.

This year, the council announced a £72,000 Nurturing Excellence fund which will provide invaluable support for budding athletes.

The council has been involved in supporting and developing community sports clubs, training and infrastructure over the last few years.

Full story in the Largs & Millport News.

Jump to first paragraph.

Comments

Have your say - post a comment on this article

Registered users log in here
If you are registered with us, you can login here. If you are not registered, please do so now. Once logged in you wont have to complete word verification each time you post.

Prefer not to register?
Usernames must be 6 - 15 characters. Registration only takes a few minutes. Registered users can also take part in competitions and other features of the site.