Kids encouraged to do sport

Children are being encouraged to get sporty.
Children are being encouraged to get sporty.

The council is encouraging young people to take up sport having teamed up with partners to bring a new street sports programme to East Dunbartonshire.

The initiative involves a portable playing pitch and trailer for hosting football and rugby games and other sports at various locations throughout the area.

In the coming months it will be travelling around East Dunbartonshire to benefit young people aged between 11 and 17. The street sports programme has been made possible through a £17,000 Council investment and has been developed with multi agency support from Sports Development, Community Safety and Police Scotland.

The scheme will begin on Friday, September 2 and every fortnight thereafter from 6.30-8.30pm at the following venues: September 16: St Machan’s Chapel car park, Lennoxtown, September 30: Torrance Primary, Torrance, October 28: Douglas Street car park, Milngavie and November 11: Kenilworth Crescent car park, Courthill, Bearsden.