Top marks for new school sports funding

Council welcomes sportscotland announcement of £50m investment for country over the next four years.

Councillor Cathy Fullerton, Vice Convener of Education, Children and Families at the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Today’s announcement by sportscotland is great news for school children in Edinburgh and I’m delighted there will be funding for another four years.

"2014 is a really big year for sport in Scotland with the Commonwealth Games taking centre stage and thanks to our fantastic Active Schools team there have been some amazing sporting events taking place across the Capital.

“In May our ‘Tri-umph Triathlon’ attracted over 1,700 children and was followed by the hugely successful Games @ THE HUB. These events provide children with a great opportunity to experience a variety of different sports which they will hopefully be inspired to take up outside of school.”

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