250k boost for Scottish sports clubs

Nine sports clubs in Scotland will share £250,000 in National Lottery funding to develop their programmes.

The latest round of sportscotland’s Direct Club Investment (DCI) will see clubs receive between £9,800 and £40,000, aimed at increasing opportunities to participate in basketball, beach volleyball, cricket, cycling, football, gymnastics, ice skating, swimming and volleyball.

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DCI is key to sportscotland’s strategy towards club development and increasing activity in underrepresented groups such as girls, young women, those with disabilities and people living in Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas.

Scotland’s sports minister Joe FitzPatrick said the funding would help more people get active, regardless of social setting.

“We want to ensure that everyone, no matter what their background or ability, has the same opportunities to experience the benefits of regular physical activity, and clubs and communities have a key role to play in our approach to getting Scotland active,” FitzPatrick said.

The clubs receiving support are Dundee Madsons Basketball Club, Dundee West Football Club, Ice Dundee (ice skating), Edinburgh Beach Volleyball Club, City of Edinburgh Volleyball Club, Edinburgh South Cricket Club, West Lothian Artistic Gymnastics Club, West Dunbartonshire Amateur Swimming Club and Glasgow Riderz (cycling).

“The clubs have demonstrated commitment to delivering more opportunities for people in their local areas to make physical activity a part of their daily lives. It’s fantastic to see the range of sports on offer,” added sportscotland lead manager Robbie Stewart.

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