Responding to the news that the newly created East Dunbartonshire Thistle Girls Football Club, Clober Primary School and Milngavie & Bearsden Amateur Swimming Club were each awarded grants by the Big Lottery Fund 2014 Communities Programme, Jo said:
“The Olympics last year created a fabulous opportunity to capitalise on the enthusiasm for sport so I was delighted to hear that a new football team had been established – and even more pleased that it was a team for girls! This grant will be immensely helpful with the costs of starting up the team.
These awards will also provide essential funding for the Clober Primary School netball team and Milngavie & Bearsden Swimming Club. I am sure that the money will go a long way in terms of providing equipment.
Who knows this may prove to be the beginning an Olympic journey for some participants!”.