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Basketball club net funding boost from Ross and Liddell

Friday, 31 March 2017

A SOUTH Lanarkshire basketball club is jumping for joy after receiving a financial boost from a Scotland-wide community funding programme.

Colliers Basketball Club has received funding from the Ross and Liddell community bursary scheme – a project which provides support to organisations all over the country.

The club– which welcomes children of all ages and abilities – introduces youngsters to the sport and promotes the fun aspect instead of competition.

The funding received from property management company Ross and Liddell will be used to fund coaching courses to allow children to gain qualifications to become coaches for the club.

South Lanarkshire Colliers coach, Lee Phillips, said: “The funding is very much appreciated and will help the club to grow and help develop our brilliant players.

“The club encourages fun and sportsmanship, as well as the social aspects of the sport so it is an incredibly important part of the community.

“We have a fantastic group of youngsters who are enthusiastic and look forward to the group every week.”

South Lanarkshire Colliers Basketball Club takes place in the evenings during the week in various locations including Hamilton, East Kilbride, Uddingston and Blantyre.

The basketball club was set up in 2013 due to the lack of representation in South Lanarkshire in local and national competitions.  The club provides a pathway for players in South Lanarkshire to play competitively and has already won one National Title and 5 local titles.  

It ranges from the Under 10s group to senior level and has around 130 children involved weekly.

Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.

Now in its sixth year, the Community Bursary Scheme was launched to provide support to organisations all over Scotland that make a vital difference in their community.

South Lanarkshire Colliers Basketball Club is one of 32 groups to receive funding in this bursary year.

Irene Devenny, managing director of Ross and Liddell, said: “We’re very proud to be providing funding to groups all over Scotland in this year’s community bursary scheme.

“Sport has a great ability to bring people together in a positive healthy environment. It is vitally important that local community organisations like Colliers Basketball Club have access to funding to ensure that youngsters get the chance to play the sport they love.

“We are thrilled to offer our support and know that the funding will be put to good use.”




Notes to Editors

Property specialist Ross and Liddell is one Scotland’s most established property management companies.

As well as property management and maintenance, the business provides a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.

Employing 90 staff, Ross and Liddell now has offices in Glasgow city centre, Glasgow west end, Paisley, Edinburgh and Dundee.

For more information on Ross and Liddell services and property advice, go to http://www.ross-liddell.com/

Issued by Beattie Communications www.beattiegroup.com on behalf of Ross and Liddell.