£4m sport funding boost is warmly welcomed by MSP

Graeme Dey, MSP for Angus South, has welcomed the launch of a £4million sports fund from the SNP Government, which will be distributed through sportscotland to local communities to pay for equipment and facilities upgrades, such as improving sports halls, pitches, tennis courts and changing rooms.

The £4m fund is dedicated to improving opportunities to take part in sport and to increase the number of people in Angus and across Scotland doing physical activity.

Commenting, Mr Dey said: “This cash will go straight to communities in Angus South and is dedicated to boosting the chances for people to get into sport and physical activities.

“We have so many big sporting events on the horizon which will provide opportunities not just for people to watch them but also to take part.

“Only this past weekend we had the Women’s Golf Open Championship in Carnoustie, which was very well organised and a real boost for the town.

“Angus has a wide variety of venues for sport and this money will help improve these facilities.

“Organisations and venues in Angus need to get on-line and fill out the application form to ensure they get some of this money from sportscotland.

“The SNP have already committed to creating 100 community hubs across the country by 2014, and I want to make sure that Angus can be part of Scotland’s sporting revolution.

“With newer and better facilities more people will be attracted to get into sport in the first place, and hopefully make it a lifetime habit.”