Scott gets worked up over sports week

MSP Tavish Scott is excited about the timing of Shetland Sports Week, run by the council’s sports and leisure service, which begins today.

He said: “The World Athletics Championships have just finished in Korea and young Shetlanders will have been inspired by Dai Green and Jessica Ennis. The Rugby World Cup starts this weekend in New Zealand and we hope for a great Scottish performance. And the Olympics in London are now less than a year away.

“So highlighting the sports that feature in the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow in 2014 is a great idea. I am highlighting in the Scottish Parliament how much is being done in Shetland to encourage people to play a role in sport. That can be taking part or helping. So much sport depends on the willing army of volunteers across the islands to make it happen. I’m sure Shetland Sports Week will be a great success.”

The week covers a variety of sports including gymnastics, netball, squash, rugby, fencing, hockey, badminton, table tennis, swimming, football, diving, racketball, bowls, cycling, weightlifting, shooting, trampolining and athletics.


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