Award winning registered charity Sport Aberdeen will be a finalist at the prestigious Community Leisure UK Awards 2019, which recognises the extraordinary impact that leisure trusts make throughout the UK and in their local communities.

In announcing the UK finalists, Chief Executive, of Community Leisure UK Cate Atwater, said:

“Within our association, Sport Aberdeen has been consistently recognised as a progressive, innovative and highly respected community leisure trust. This has now been endorsed by an external judging panel of industry expects drawn from across the UK. Getting to the finals is a great achievement and being finalists in three categories is unprecedented and Sport Aberdeen is the only charity to have achieved this in the history of the event.

Responding to the news, Sport Aberdeen Managing Director, Alistair Robertson, said:

“Having the work we do across the city considered worthy of a UK award is truly humbling and a real tonic in very difficult times. It is a great testament to our Board, my staff and the many volunteers who have all worked very hard to provide the best we can to our customers across the city.

“I am immensely proud that Sport Aberdeen is the only trust in the UK shortlisted as finalists in three categories and this moves us nearer to our aim of being regarded as the best leisure trust in Scotland.”