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David Lloyd recognises importance of encouraging young people to take part in physical activity ahead of Aberdeen’s Sports Awards


The UK-wide fitness provider today said: “At David Lloyd we are extremely passionate about supporting health and fitness in everyone, but especially in children.”

Aberdeen’s Sports Awards celebrates the wealth of sporting achievements and contributions made by local athletes, volunteers and clubs in encouraging individuals to be active.

The ceremony, hosted by the Active Aberdeen Partnership, will be held at the AECC on Thursday 26th October with 18 categories in the running.

Commenting on the awards, Active Aberdeen Partnership Chairman Tony Dawson said:

“Having David Lloyd back for the second year running as sponsors for the Primary School of the Year Award is brilliant. This category allows us to celebrate our city’s sporting communities and acknowledge those who help to inspire and encourage the next generation to take part in sport and physical activity.”

Rebecca Muirhead, David Lloyd Sales and Marketing Manager, also said:

“The health of children in Scotland is amongst the worst in Europe, with 28% of 2-15 year olds being overweight or obese. We run activities and classes for children including tennis and swimming classes, football, multi-sports classes, ballet, gymnastics, dance classes, family classes, as well as Fitness into Teens sessions for 11-15 year olds. We want to show children as young as 3 that being active is important, and fun!

“That’s why we sponsor this award. We celebrate and congratulate this Primary School for embracing sport, health and fitness as being an essential part of every child’s education.”