Games legacy comes to Girvan

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A taste of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games went down a treat in Girvan on Saturday, July 13.

As part of the build-up to next year’s event, South Ayrshire Council’s Active Sports Team along with Sports Development and Community Schools Hubs are holding Legacy Day events around the county.

The first of these took place at Girvan Primary School and, helped by the fantastic summer weather, the event was a tremendous success.

Youngsters got the opportunity to try out a wide range of sports, including badminton, tennis, athletics and rugby, with prizes and medals also up for grabs. The turnout was excellent, with many families going along for the day to join in the fun with their children with face painting and a DJ also on offer to entertain.

The legacy day events are designed to improve awareness of the Commonwealth Games in certain areas and bring together young coaches, young ambassadors and sports leaders to offer communities the chance to try out sports and physical activities.

The events are completely free and are part of the Scottish government’s plan to ensure there is a legacy after next year’s games.

Everyone who was at the Girvan event had a fantastic time and many took their first steps on the way to new sporting ventures.