Thursday, 21 May 2009

Gibson hears about Scorries success

News release
Immediate release


SNP MSP Rob Gibson took to the field to hear how Cash back for Communities from the proceeds of crime are being put to good use by Wick Academy FC.

Mr Gibson visited Harmsworth Park to hear how the £27,455 grant from the Scottish Government cash back for communities will be deployed.

The scheme which sees criminal's profits seized and given back to community projects throughout the country saw the Scorries net a club development container complete with mobile floodlights, generator, grass cutting machinery, goal posts and sports equipment.

Mr Gibson who met with Chairman Colin Stewart and committee member Ken Wood said….

"This is yet another great result for Wick Academy. The equipment will help improve training for the club."

"Wick Academy has had an excellent record breaking season which has a seen positive and national coverage. It is great to speak to Colin and Ken. Their passion and commitment to the club matches that of the players."

There is a great spirit among the squad and management which saw them go ten games in a row undefeated. I witnessed some of this camaraderie first hand during my assistant Gail's wedding and I am not surprised by their progress."

"I wish them every success for next season."


Copy of photo of left to Right are; Ken Wood (committee member), Rob Gibson MSP, Dr Aileen Mcleod (SNP Euro Candidate) and Colin Stewart (chairman)

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