Community sports hub is launched in Cumbernauld

A NEW initiative aimed at encouraging people to get involved in local sport has been launched in Cumbernauld.

North Lanarkshire’s first ever Community Sports Hub has been located in St Maurice’s High in Westfield and will play a key part in the legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Lizanne McMurrich, head of community information and learning at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “It’s all about creating a more joined up approach to increasing participation in sport.

“We’ll be developing sports hubs in the area around specific sites, including school and community sports facilities, in particular where there has been a significant investment in improving facilities.”

Each hub will focus on the needs of their local community, offering clubs and sports organisations in the area easier access to facilities.

They will give community volunteers new opportunities to lead the way in the development of local sport and activities.