Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan was today crowned a Scottish Sporting Champion by the Scottish Sports Association (SSA).
In the lead up to May’s Scottish elections Mr McMillan signed up to the SSA’s VoteforSport campaign: “I pledge as a Sporting Champion to recognise the unique role, value and potential of sport in Scottish Society.”
In becoming a Scottish Sporting Champion Stuart McMillan MSP said:
“I am delighted to become a Scottish Sporting Champion, and I commend the work that is being undertaken by the Scottish Sports Association.
“As a nation, we have a proud history of sporting engagement and achievement at all levels and we should not underestimate the positive role that grassroots sports and physical activity in general can play in the health and wellbeing of Scotland and the national psyche.”
Kim Atkinson, CEO of the Scottish Sports Association, said “We are delighted to welcome Stuart McMillan MSP as a Scottish Sporting Champion. While the last Parliamentary session witnessed the most successful performance cycle for Scottish sport, along with successes across many sports in increasing membership and volunteering at the grassroots of sport, the successes of Scottish athletes in the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics this summer have already set a new standard which we hope can be exceeded in this Parliamentary term.”
“We hope that our Scottish Sporting Champion MSPs will help us to raise the importance of sport and for the vital work of our members to continue to be recognised and prioritised throughout this Parliamentary term.”
“Almost one-fifth of the Scottish population is a member of one of 13,000 sports clubs. We are delighted that as a Scottish Sporting Champion Stuart McMillan MSP can help us to provide an opportunity for this enormous community of interest to be appropriately recognised and to have a voice in Holyrood as we all continue to work in partnership to truly deliver a world class sporting system for everyone in Scotland.”
Further information on the VoteforSport campaign is available at: www.VoteforSport.com