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Exciting new sports facility for Glasgow

Written by Fiona

February 23 2017

A new movement-based multi-activity sports facility is opening in Whiteinch, Glasgow, next month.

The charity-based project in South Street launches on Saturday March 11 and 12 with a demonstration weekend that gives locals a free taster of what’s on offer.

Inspired by Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014, Movement Park aims to educate children and the wider community on the importance of sport and fitness-based movement.

Movement classes on offer include judo, dancing, yoga and circus skills. There will also be an outdoors parkour training area. Parkour is a sport that has its roots in gymnastics and uses buildings and public spaces as obstacles. It has recently been acknowledged as an official UK sport.

Stephen Somerville, convenor and co-founder of Movement Park, said: “At Movement Park, our aim is to create a thriving hub that’s warm and welcoming for people in and around the community. The sports programme has been designed to encourage people to develop their own sporting skills.

“Our ethos is very much about the well-being of the local community, employability, social cohesion, education and mindful movement.”

The former warehouse on Glasgow’s Clydeway has been styled by renowned Glasgow graffiti artist, Rogue One. The customised interior boasts an impressive urban feel.

Movement Park secured more than £70,000 from grant funding to develop the facility.

Yvonne Brennan, of Movement Park, said: “Our launch weekend is the perfect opportunity for people to come along to the centre and get a real feel for what we do. The free demonstration sessions will give  visitors a taster of the types of activities we run, which are very different to anywhere else in the area.”

See Movement Park.

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