Fraserburgh Sports Hub to be debated

Local sports groups and organisations are being invited to attend a special meeting aimed at developing a Sports Hub in the Fraserburgh area.

The meeting is being called in response to a new initiative launched by Sportscotland, which gives communities the opportunity to establish local sports hubs.

The Fraserburgh Development Trust is keen to see a Sports Hub set up in Fraserburgh and has already had an informal discussion with Sportscotland.

Chairman Ian Watson said:

“This area is one that is passionate about sport, whether it be football, golf or martial arts. We have some long established clubs and some younger, growing, groups.

“The Trust feel that Fraserburgh and surrounding area has the potential to form a Sports Hub and for it to be a great success.

“We are inviting sports clubs and organisations to come along to an initial meeting to discuss this so that, as a sporting community, we can take this forward and work in conjunction with Sportscotland and Aberdeenshire Council.”

Mr Watson explained that the scheme is aimed at enhancing and developing sports skills through working with sports clubs on a variety of things including training, coaching and assisting in clubs’ development.

The Scottish Government plan to create 100 Community Sports Hubs by 2014 and this pledge has been backed by £1.5m annual funding as part of a Games Legacy plan.

Based in local facilities such as sport centres and schools, hubs provide information, support and advice on sports and physical activities in local areas to encourage Scots to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 21, at the Hub, 56 High Street, Fraserburgh, at 6pm.