Sport for good

Salvation Army churches and centres across Scotland are using sport as a springboard to help people improve their lives.

Sport plays an important role in many Salvation Army churches and centres across the UK, bringing not just physically benefits but helping unite communities.

Churches from Orkney in the north to Stranraer in the south received additional funding from a special Commonwealth Games mission pot to run activities designed to establish a sporting legacy.

Former Airdrie youth footballer Bobby Weir, The Salvation Army’s sports ministry co-ordinator in Scotland, is leading the initiative called Sport for Good to encourage communities to become more active.

Bobby said: 'Sport already plays an important role in many Salvation Army churches and centres across the UK, bringing not just physically benefits but helping unite communities.

'Through sport, The Salvation Army is serving those in difficult life situations by simply having fun or making welcome those who normally cannot join in. For many homeless men and women, sport is enabling them to learn life skills, build relationships and regain confidence.'

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