Community asked for views on future of sport in city


The Active Aberdeen Partnership (AAP), comprising of ten organisations, is consulting on two major strategies which aim to make Aberdeen the most active city on Scotland.

  • The draftStrategy for an Active Aberdeen sets out a strategic vision and action plan to engage more people in sport and physical activity. Driven by national and local policies, the strategy outlines the AAP’s vision for Aberdeen to be the most active city in Scotland by 2020.
  • Plans include the launch of a major marketing campaign to encourage people across the city to pledge to “Activate the City”.
  • The draft Aberdeen Sports Facilities Strategyaims to ensure a network of high quality, accessible sports facilities across Aberdeen.
  • Proposals include the development of two “community hubs” in the north and south of the city, which integrates sport and physical opportunities with a wider range of services, and plans to address the deficiency in floodlit 3G artificial football pitches across the city. 

The consultation will close on Sunday 2nd October 2016.
The views will inform the final strategies, which will be published by the end of this year.

Commenting, a spokesperson for the Active Aberdeen Partnership said:
“The Active Aberdeen Partnership is focused on making Aberdeen the most active city in Scotland by 2020.
“The two draft strategies set out concrete and positive action to give the people who live and work in Aberdeen the best opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity.
“We would urge people and organisations across the city to take part in these important consultations. By working together we can deliver bold plans which have lasting outcomes on the health and wellbeing of our community.”