New sports hub opens at Lasswade

Jose Herreros and Holly Heatley from the council's Active Schools team at the launch

Jose Herreros and Holly Heatley from the council's Active Schools team at the launch

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More than 200 people packed the Lasswade Centre last week to celebrate the opening of Lasswade Community Sports Hub (LCSH).

Guests at the event on Thursday, March 5 included Commonwealth Bronze medallist James Millar, the Active Judo coach, as well as Catherine Divine from Elite Taekwon-do.

Councillor Derek Rosie (SNP), the cabinet member for sport and leisure, was delighted with the launch of the new sports hub.

He said: “What a fantastic night and what a great way to kick off the Midlothian celebrations for Commonwealth Legacy Week, which runs from Monday March 9.

“Everyone grabbed the chance to enjoy taster sessions of everything from kic dance to American football.

“Our Active Schools team was out in force along with the Lasswade Pupil Sport Council, our sport and leisure staff and lots of partnership clubs.

“I think we can safely say our latest hub really got off to a flying start.

“Hopefully, many of those who came along on the night will now be converts to a sport they’ve never tried before.”

Lasswade High School’s parent council was thanked for providing refreshments on the night, as were all the clubs that took part. Midlothian’s Young Ambassadors for Sport were also on hand along with Young Hub leaders.

The Lasswade Community Sports Hub is the third one set up in Midlothian as part of the Commonwealth Games legacy to encourage more people to take part in sport.

For more information email lasswade.lc@midlothian.gov.uk or call 0131 271 4533.

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