Glasgow 2014 Sports Equipment Being Distributed Around Scotland

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Organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and sportscotland are looking to empower a new generation of Scottish sporting stars by distributing over 600,000 of sports equipment used at the event to facilities around the country.

As part of the Glasgow 2014 legacy plan, all 32 local authorities in Scotland will receive an allocation of over 5,000 items through sportscotlands Active Schools Network.

Items distributed will include rugby balls, netballs, hockey balls, water bottles, whistles, stop watches, and more.

Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, Michael Cavanagh said, Team Scotland had such a successful Games that I am sure the performances will have inspired many more young people around the country to take up sport. The fact that they could be using equipment which helped spurred Team Scotland to its most successful medal haul ever makes it just that little bit more special.

The national agency for sport, sportscotland which is managing the process in partnership with Glasgow 2014, has also arranged for larger sports items to go to clubs and sports facilities. This is being allocated across 13 Sports Governing Bodies, 30 clubs and 13 facilities / trusts.

The Sport Governing Bodies will receive over 200,000 of equipment, with another 200,000 going to the clubs and facilities. Separately 200,000 of weightlifting and powerlifting equipment will go to the sportscotland Institute of Sport to upgrade and replace existing items. The Active Schools Network allocation is valued at over 15,000.

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland, said, Glasgow 2014 provided sportscotland a fantastic opportunity to accelerate our plans towards developing a world-class sporting system at all levels, which we have seized. By working with Glasgow 2014 to distribute sports equipment throughout Scotland, and investing 600,000 into this project we are providing a real sporting legacy from the Games. From balls and whistles, to the larger and more technical items of equipment which are available, all will have a positive impact on the communities which receive them. Sportscotland is committed to providing more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities in communities across the country, and the Games equipment will play a part in this process.

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