Shaping the future of sport

A Bearsden man has been selected as one of 16 young people from across the country to be part of a national group which will help to shape the future of sport in Scotland.

Iain Greer is a member of the Young people’s sport panel, which represents the voice of young people throughout the country.

Launched in 2013 by sportscotland, it is led in partnership with the award-winning national youth information charity, Young Scot.

An induction weekend was held at sportscotland Glenmore Lodge, the national outdoor training centre, from June 26-28 for the new sport panel members.

Together with sportscotland and Young Scot staff, the 16 sport panel members were planning ahead for 2014, and discussing how they will influence the future of sport in Scotland and raise it’s profile.

Iain, a former Bearsden Academy pupil, is getting ready to attend the University of Stirling to study sport and exercise science. A keen football player and volunteer coach with sportscotland’s Active Schools Network, the 18-year-old will also be a Clyde-sider when the Commonwealth Games gets underway in Glasgow.

He said: “I am delighted to be part of the Young people’s sport panel and can’t wait to get involved in the many projects which are coming up.

“It is such an exciting time to be involved in Scottish sport, so to have the chance to influence and shape its future is a really exciting challenge.

“I ‘m passionate about making a difference as a member of the Young people’s sport panel and I just can’t wait to get started.”