Provost praises summer of sport

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​Aberdeenshire provost Jill Webster has praised a “fantastic summer of sport” for the region.

The comments came at the council’s meeting in Aberdeen on Thursday.

Jill said: “I would like to pay tribute to everyone who took part in this fantastic summer of sport, Aberdeenshire athletes achieved two gold and one silver medal at this year’s Olympics which is something that shows the vast contribution made by the north-east of Scotland at the Games”

“I would also like to thank the dozens of torchbearers and vast numbers of volunteers who contributed to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic games.”

Aberdeenshire athletes Timothy Baillie and Kathrine Granger won gold medals while David Florence took silver at this year’s games in London.

She highlighted how the council would play its part to ‘Inspire a Generation’ and create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds and abilities to get involved in sport, by investing in facilities and encouraging young people to participate and compete in sport.

“The success of the Ganes shows that one of our key priorities must be to encourage youngsters across the region to take up sport,” the provost added.