Five free sports showcase events are being held across the city this month to try and encourage young people to take up sport in the lead up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The showcases aim to introduce young people to local sports clubs through a variety of come and try activities. They are open to young people aged 8 years and over. Several sports will be represented on the days including athletics, basketball, badminton, football, judo, netball and golf. The events are being delivered by Glasgow Life through the Sports Development Fund, which supports Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy projects.
The first events are being held this Sunday (March 13) in the Glasgow Club Maryhill between 12.30pm and 4pm and the Glasgow Club Castlemilk between 1.30pm and 4pm. On Sunday March 20 the Glasgow Springburn will open its doors for the come and try activities between 12.30pm and 4pm and the Glasgow Club Donald Dewar will do the same between 1pm and 4pm. The final showcase is being held in the Glasgow Club Holyrood on Sunday 27 March between noon and 3pm.
All events are completely free but young people should register before attending by completing an application form at either facility or by calling Glasgow Life on 0141 287 3953.
Councillor Archie Graham, the Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council and Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games, said: “Showcase events such as this will give young people the opportunity to find out more about local sports clubs in their community.
“With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on the horizon we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for future generations. One way in which we hope to do this is by encouraging young people to be more active and participate in a variety of different sports.