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Sport Aberdeen and Denis Law Legacy Trust join forces to kickstart dynamic new partnership


Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen has kickstarted a dynamic new partnership with Denis Law Legacy Trust and its flagship programme, Streetsport.

Streetsport, delivered in partnership with Robert Gordon University, aims to improve the lives of young people through free week-nightly sports and creative activity sessions across Aberdeen City.

The new collaboration will see Sport Aberdeen provide free access to its 3G pitches at both Lochside Academy Astro and Northfield Bill Burr Astro for Streetsport to deliver its weekly Friday night sessions.

The partnership will run until March 2023, enabling Denis Law Legacy Trust to plan forward and ensure the youngsters in their respective areas will continue to have access to free sporting facilities into next year.

Both charities play a key role in the local community, helping to inspire more children and young people to get active and have a positive impact on their lives through the power of sport. 

Tony Dawson, Sport Aberdeen chairman, said: “The new partnership provides exceptional synergies as both Sport Aberdeen and Streetsport are committed to creating opportunities for young people to take part in sport and physical activity.

“We look forward to working more closely with Streetsport and supporting each other with future opportunities.”

Alistair Findlater, Denis Law Legacy Trust chairman, said: “We’re very grateful to Sport Aberdeen for their continued support and partnership. In a climate of spiralling costs for many, being able to host Streetsport sessions and offer free sport to young people across the city is so important.

“Having free access to the Astro pitches means we can deliver these sessions to the best of our ability with added staff and sporting equipment to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our participants.”

Image: L-R Mark Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Denis Law Legacy Trust, Alistair Findlater, Chairman, Denis Law Legacy Trust and Tony Dawson, Chairman, Sport Aberdeen