Busy year of sports success in Central Fife

Alistair Cameron with new sports council ambassador Peter Whiteford. Pic: FPA
Alistair Cameron with new sports council ambassador Peter Whiteford. Pic: FPA
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Kirkcaldy and Central Fife Sports Council has reflected on a successful year at its AGM.

Held at Fife College on Tuesday evening, chairman Alistair Cameron reported on a busy 12 months since he took over the hot seat in November which included an increase in both committee and membership.

At the meeting Ken White was re-elected as secretary, Donald Burns vice-chairman and Peter Thomson of Templehall United Football Club was voted in as a new member.

The council also voted on a change to its constitution with the committee changing from a maximum number of eight to 12.

During his report Alistair highlighted some of the council’s successes in the past year.

“The events we’ve been involved in this year have been wide and various,” he said, “with main ones being the Sports Relief Mile and the Olympiad trip.”

Other activities included sponsoring both Glenrothes Cricket Club’s Ben Wilkinson who went to a cricketing academy in Australia during the winter and Elizabeth Anderson, who is in the process of going through her UEFA licence which she hopes to complete by the end on November.

Alistair said: “Elizabeth will only be the second female in Scotland to hold this particular licence and on the back of that she has been named the U-15 ladies national coach, so the council are really proud to have sponsored her.”

A number of standard grants were handed out during the year, for a whole range of sports, totalling £4600.

Alistair added: “Membership has risen by 30 per cent from 42 to 54, however one of the main tasks for next year is to get our membership up further. There’s work to do there.

“Golfer Peter Whiteford joined as ambassador and we are confident he will helping to promote the council and attract new members next year.”

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Formerly Kirkcaldy Area Sports Council, The Kirkcaldy & Central Fife Sports Council was formed in 2006 to support and develop sustainable opportunities and build capacity for sports participation in the community.

The Council covers Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Leven, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Thornton, Windygates, Kennoway, Markinch, Leslie, Kinglassie, Cluny and Auchtertool.