Great to see new Olympia Open - Hope Dundee Wins National Performance Centre

Richard McCready










5 July 2013

I am delighted to see the new Olympia opened, a project started when I was Convener of Leisure, Arts and Communities. 

I am now delighted to support Dundee's bid to gain the new National Performance Centre in sport.

I am delighted to see the response to the opening of the new Olympia

Having visited the swimming pool I am pleased to say how impressed I was with the new facility. 

It is great and I hope that Dundonians and visitors to the city will enjoy the new pool. 

I think that it is important that we promote sports facilities in the city.

I am proud to have played my part in the delivery of the new Olympia, along with the new regional gymnastics centre at the Dick McTaggart Centre.

I think that it is now crucial that everyone in Dundee gets behind the bid to bring the National Performance Centre for Sport to Dundee. 

Dundee needs to get its share of national institutions. 

I think that the National Performance Centre for Sport would be a great addition to the city and would help in my long-held ambition to bring an international football match to the city. 

My colleague Jenny Marra has done a great job promoting this and I hope that Dundee is successful in this bid.

On behalf of the Labour Group on the City Council I have said to the Administration that we would be delighted to work with them to build a united front to campaign to bring this much-needed and overdue investment from the Scottish Government to our great city. 

 I have welcomed the fact that the City Council is committed to a capital investment of at least £5million in sports facilities no matter what the outcome of the bid. 

I think that Dundee has a very very strong case and I fully expect Dundee to be successful in its bid for the National Performance Academy for Sport.


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