The sun has been beaming over Glasgow the past few weeks and we are hoping that it will stay a little bit longer, last week we were off and there was no tennis on all week, but we’re back, ready and raring. Tennis on the South Side and in the West End is gong from strength to strength and we are always accepting new participants to come along and take part, we pride ourselves on our friendly, fun atmosphere and encourage you all to come along and have a go!
As we’ve already made obvious we are currently running tennis sessions, Tuesday and Thursday on the South Side and Wednesday and Friday in the West End tennis is going great and we have a few regulars that come along and take part. Many of you may be interested in what we’ll be doing next since tennis is nearly over and we are very excited to let you all know that Glasgow City Council have granted us access to Wynford recreational grounds which means we will be starting rounders sessions for the start of the new school year.
We spoke with volunteer and Gay Games Team Scotland runner Bill Gardiner about his experience working with ASAP Scotland and his dreams for his own community.
After Schools Activity Programme is offering me the opportunity to gain a community leadership qualification and help me move forward and create a future career path for me combining my invested in volunteering with LEAP Sports Scotland, Scotlands LGBTI Sports Charity. After Schools Activity programme accepts and does not see that my age, sexuality and lack of formal qualifications is a barrier to wanting to engage young people in meaningful, bridge building, community sporting projects. After Schools Activity programme has offered and continues to offer me training to improve my fitness levels to compete Internationally at the Gay Games in Paris in August of this year with a view to creating some Glasgow teams to take to the EuroGames Rome on 2019, Dusseldorf in 2020 and Copenhagen in 2021 and leading to future Scottish participation in Hong Kong at the Gay Games in 2022.