Jenny Marra : Dundee on final shortlist for Football Academy
17 April 2013
Dundee has made the final shortlist to host Scotland's first National Football Academy and Performance Centre for sport.
Jenny Marra MSP, who started the campaign to bring the £25million facility to Dundee, said:
“This is fantastic news for the whole city but we now need to roll up our sleeves and win it.
There is a role for everyone in the city to get behind the campaign during the final stage.
“Over 6,000 people have signed up to back the campaign since I launched it in July 2011.
"We add as many voices as possible to let the Scottish Government hear loud and clear that we want the National Football Academy in Dundee.
“People across the city have offered their help in this campaign. I will now be going to Dundee City Council to offer their help.
"We need to put all our heads together to make the Dundee bid impossible for the Scottish Government to refuse.
“More people in Dundee play football per head than in any other part of Scotland.
"We currently have no national centres in Dundee and we are the only major Scottish city without an full size indoor football pitch.
"This academy will put Dundee sports on the map.
"It will boost our place in Scotland and it will give our local economy a major boost.
“Why not Dundee?
“It’s now time to roll up our sleeves and win the National Football Academy for Dundee this summer.”
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