Team Scotland’s Sally Conway backs Glasgow Sports project

Team Scotland judoka, Sally Conway, took time out of training today to meet young people from Glasgow’s Active East project and show them some winning moves.

Active East is the only Scottish organisation competing to win Best Sports Project in the final of this year’s National Lottery Awards. The Awards reward and recognise the inspirational work of National Lottery funded projects across the UK. Using the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as a springboard, Active East received National Lottery funding to encourage more young people in the East of Glasgow to take part in sport and physical activity and build skills through volunteering.

A group of young people from the project travelled through to Edinburgh to meet Sally and take part in a training session with her.

During the visit Sally said: “The pressure is really building to the Games, so it has been great to take time out to meet the group today and share with them a little bit about what a career in sport is like. “National Lottery funding has helped me to get to where I am today and it’s fantastic to see how it’s also creating a lasting impact from the Glasgow Games by getting more young people involved in sport. I really hope everyone gets behind Active East to win Best Sports Project.”

Active East was plucked from over 750 entries to go through to the finals of The National Lottery Awards. Kirsty Partridge, Programme Manager of Active East, said: “We’re absolutely over the moon to have reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards.