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The XX Commonwealth Games are just months away and Glasgow is ready! The city will come alive with more the 6,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories around the world. This will be the biggest sporting and cultural event ever staged in Scotland.

Past experiences of Commonwealth host cities show that a sustained rise in sports participation cannot be guaranteed as a direct result of staging a mega-sports event. The Games have the power to inspire more people to take part in sport; Glasgow Sport will support your club to make the most of the increased interest.

What we do see following events is a ‘spike’ in interest, having a plan about how to cope with newcomers means the increase in participation can be sustained. This useful guide provides your club with guidance and areas for consideration, ensuring your club is able to maximise the opportunities provided by this amazing summer of sport.

Glasgow Sport is here to support and assist your club to grow and develop; the Games will provide a unique opportunity to encourage people to take up sport, benefiting future generations and the City’s sports clubs, coaches and athletes.

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