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TWO projects run in North Glasgow by ng homes aimed at inspiring people to take up sport and a career in event management have been awarded Commonwealth Games Legacy status by Glasgow City Council.

 

The ng sports legacy project is connecting residents in the north of the city with the ongoing Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy initiatives.  Sports Co-ordinator Greg Cann has been organising a range of free sporting activities for people of all ages including Table Tennis, Athletics, Gymnastics, Football and Cycling and this included taking a group of young people from North Glasgow on a trip to the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

 

 

The project’s specific aim is to increase partcipation in sport and improve health and wellbeing in the community. The ng sports legacy

project is the first of its kind in the city. The Winning Scotland Foundation are key partners in the project along with Glasgow Life and

Glasgow City Council.

 

The Event Management Training and Volunteering Programme is another project which has gained legacy status and is run by ng homes

Events Co-ordinator Arlene Rush.  It’s aimed at encouraging young people from schools in North Glasgow to take up a career in

Events Management whilst also shining a light on the opportunities available through volunteering at the Glasgow 2014

Commonwealth Games and beyond.

 

 

Chief Executive of ng homes Robert Tamburrini, said: “We are delighted that we have not one but two projects in the North of

Glasgow deemed worthy of Commonwealth Games Legacy status.  These projects provide exciting opportunities for individuals and

communities within North Glasgow to engage in sport and pursue a career in event management.”

 

Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, Councillor Archie Graham said: “The Commonwealth Games

will leave a lasting legacy for the people of Glasgow and projects like these will make a real difference to communities in the north of the city.

These projects have a specific aim of getting more local people involved in sporting activities and leading healthier lives - that will be a real

legacy of the Games.”

 

ng homes Chairperson John Fury said: “We look forward to making a real difference especially with so much good work already

being done in the area and with the Commonwealth Games just around the corner.

 

To find out more about ng sports legacy contact Greg Cann on 0141 630 4254 or visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ngsportslegacy

 

To find out more about Events Management and Volunteering contact Arlene Rush on 0141 560 6000 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

To find out more about volunteering for Glasgow 2014 visit: www.glasgow2014.com/join/volunteering

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