Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sports projects given £5.5m boost

Sportscotland has announced £5.5m towards three major new sporting projects in Tayside and Fife ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A new centre, complete with a 50m swimming pool, is to be built in Dundee to replace the city's Olympia Centre and will receive £3m of the cash. online sports
A further £1.5m will go towards the creation of a new leisure centre in Glenrothes.
In Kirkcaldy, £1m will be given to help build a new sports hall and 25m pool. Daily sports news
The projects follow a Scottish Swimming report earlier this year which found a need for more pools in the region that were suitable for use as training centres for performance swimmers.
In Glenrothes, the new centre will include an eight-lane 25-metre competition pool, training and teaching pool with moveable floor, as well as a teaching/remedial pool.
'Real differences'
An 85-station fitness suite will also be created with an eight-court sports hall and a purpose-built aerobics studio.
The new centre in Kirkcaldy will also feature a 25m main swimming pool, smaller teaching pool with moveable floor, health suite, full-size sports hall, play centre, and 60-station fitness suite.
In Dundee a replacement centre will be built to replace the Olympia and will feature the new 50m pool, dive pool, fitness suite and cafe.
The projects were announced by Sports Minister Shona Robison and sportscotland chair Louise Martine CBE.
Ms Robison said the new facilities would help create healthier communities.
She added: "With the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow in 2014 we have a once in a lifetime chance to make a real difference to the lives of all our communities.
"I am passionate and determined that the legacy is accessible to all, so that long after the event the benefits of a more modern, healthy and inclusive Scotland are clearly visible and enjoyed by all." Read More......


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