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Clydesdale MSP, Aileen Campbell has expressed her delight at the news that Clydesdale communities have been awarded over ?10,000 to help get young people active from the Big Lottery Fund.

Five schools and a local sports club from Clydesdale have been awarded money from the 2014 Communities programme. The funding will allow the successful organisations to introduce a range of sports and physical activities, and help youngsters stay active and have the chance to try different sports in their community.

One of the successful applicants, Douglas Primary School has been awarded ?2,000 to enhance their sports programme for pupils with the money focusing on such sports as basketball and golf, while Lanark Gymnastics Display Team will use its ?1,979 award to host its own gymnastic tournament, bringing together 400 gymnasts from around the UK and Ireland to Clydesdale.

Commenting, Aileen Campbell said:

"It is great news that Clydesdale communities have received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the money will be used to help get young people active.

"This funding helps to give communities and schools the opportunity to not just help keep young people active and healthy, but the opportunity to try different sports and physical activities in their community.

"The Communities Fund aims to build a legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. We never know, but this funding may help Clydesdale produce the next Chris Hoy!"

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