ANGUSalive Launches Monifieth Community Sport Hub

Published: Monday 3 July 2017

ANGUSalive, the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus, launches its latest Community Sport Hub (CSH) on 8 July 2017 at Riverview Park, Monifieth.

ANGUSalive has been working in partnership with sportscotland to deliver the CSH model across Angus. The key aim of a CSH is to integrate local clubs and assist the clubs involved with leadership skills to encourage participation in sports and ultimately offer opportunities for all. ANGUSalive has already seen the successful establishment of four CSHs in Arbroath; Brechin, Kirriemuir, Montrose and the fifth will be in Monifieth. The launch of Monifieth CSH follows local community engagement and has been formed in partnership with Angus Council and local clubs from a variety of sports including Monifieth Grange Golf Club, Monifieth Athletic Football Club, Monifieth Tennis Club and Monifieth Grange Bowling Club.

An open day to launch the Monifieth CSH is being held at Riverview Park from 11am - 3pm on Saturday 8 July in partnership with the Angus Council Communities Team and supported by local clubs. Anyone can attend the open day and try out a range of sporting opportunities from football and tennis to golf and bowling, booking is not required.

Scott Nicoll, Development Officer, Community Sport Hubs, ANGUSalive commented: "It is an exciting time for Monifieth with the launch of the Community Sport Hub. The group are now focused on developing a hub for all to enjoy opportunities in sport and recreation by removing any potential barriers and promoting inclusion for all - who knows we may capture our rising stars of the future! ANGUSalive encourages anyone in the community with an interest in finding out more to attend the open day and support the project; we look forward to welcoming you along to Riverview Park."

Angus Council spokesperson said: "We know that the sports hub will be really popular with the local community. Residents told us of their need for a local sports and recreation centre at the recent Monifieth Charette. We're looking forward to working in partnership with the local community and are delighted to be able to support the launch with funding as well as providing essential training."

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland said: "It is great to see another community sport hub being launched in Angus which is contributing to the growth and development of hubs across Scotland. Hubs thrive when people work in partnership and commit to providing a quality, sustainable sporting offering to the local community and it's fantastic to see such dedication from the hub, clubs, school and everyone involved in reaching this launch stage."

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