A novel idea to improve the facilities at Grangemouth Stadium has been shortlisted for a Sports Business Innovation Award.
The idea came from the staff, athletes and the many local community groups including Disability Sport, to re-use the Commonwealth Games track from Hampden and relocate it to Grangemouth. The project was ultimately led by Falkirk Community Trust with support from SportScotland, Scottish Athletics and Falkirk Council, to benefit local people in what is a Legacy from the Commonwealth Games 2014.
The benefits of re-using the track are much wider than the track itself, as it enabled the Trust to maximise resources and carry out upgrades to other areas of the Stadium – particularly for disabled athletes.
“Being a finalist in the Sports Business Innovation Awards is a great recognition of what we can achieve together, especially in our 50th birthday year at Grangemouth Stadium.” Says Brian Pennycook, Team Leader, Sport and Leisure.
The other finalists in the Best Innovation in Community Sport are Wave Project, Crags Project Edinburgh and Trust Rugby International.
The winner will be announced on 19 May.
Wednesday, 13th April 2016