8 July 2013
Andy Murray’s success at Wimbledon highlights the fact that we as a nation are indeed an international sporting force.
2012 and the success of the Olympic Games held in London demonstrate that our sporting interests are indeed eclectic.
However, we should celebrate these sporting achievements for what they are-individual or team successes which bring global sporting credibility to the nation.
No political party or indeed ideology holds any claim on these sportsmen and women and no political party should make attempts to hijack their achievements for political gain.
As a nation we should make attempts to encourage our children to get active and take up sport, we should invest in dedicated sporting venues and most importantly sport should form an important part of our school curriculum.
We as a party have been working tirelessly to bring sporting initiatives to Dundee.
My colleague Jenny Marra has campaigned long and hard to attract Scotland’s National Football Academy and Performance Centre to our city.
A fantastic opportunity for Lochee, a community which has in recent years suffered dramatically due to lack of investment.
With the prospect of the V&A at Dundee and the city on the shortlist for the UK City of Culture the inclusion of the The National Football Academy would contribute massively to the city’s regeneration prospects.
Andy Murray is indeed a contemporary hero, let’s then invest and make plans now in order that Dundee may indeed produce a sporting hero for the future.
Nice one Andy.
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