Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride has spent this week cheering on East Kilbride’s active residents with visits to Brancumhall Bowling Green and Blacklaw Primary School.
“I have had a fantastic week visiting East Kilbride’s active residents to see how sport is playing a big part in keeping people fit and active but also providing a great vehicle for socialising and having loads of fun!
“On Monday I was back at Brancumhall Bowling Green with Councillor Gladys Miller, this time to throw the first bowl to open the green for the Brancumhall Bowling Club. Bowling is particularly popular with East Kilbride’s older residents and it is clear how important the Club is to providing a source of gentle exercise, a friendly but competitive sporting environment and a great way for residents to meet and socialise.
“Then on Friday I was delighted to visit Blacklaw Primary School to cheer on the pupils who were taking part in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Challenge. The pupils had to complete a series of challenges organised by the staff of Sainsbury’s Olympia to win more active kids vouchers which can then be exchanged for sports equipment and activities for the school.
“Physical inactivity costs the NHS in Scotland over £94million so it is wonderful that with just over a year to go to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, so many people in East Kilbride are taking part in different physical activities across the town.
“I am also really looking forward to seeing East Kilbride’s sporting stars honoured at the Sports Personality of the Year’s awards next week along with all the coaches and volunteers who make it possible for our town to have such outstanding sporting success.
“Anyone inspired to be more active should visit one of our local sports centres or come along to the Get Active Lanarkshire Fun Day at Strathclyde Park on Saturday 1st June and take part in the many free activities on offer as part of the drive to get people more active on the run up to the Commonwealth Games.”
Picture is of Linda Fabiani MSP sporting her new trainers before taking part in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Challenge at Blacklaw Primary School in East Kilbride
Recent research produced by the Physical Activity Health Alliance (commissioned by the Scottish Government) was published in 2012—
East Kilbride Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2013
Get Active Lanarkshire Fun Day http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/press/article/724/time_for_everyone_to_get_