A BARRHEAD sports club trying to get more girls active has netted an extra bit of support.

Barrhead Netball Club was handed £1,000 after receiving the most votes in a local contest staged as part of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Head coach Heather McGregor thanked the people of Barrhead for helping the club to secure the money.

She told the Barrhead News: “Our aim is to offer girls, from age six through to adults, the opportunity to enjoy the sport and make new friendships.

“We are affiliated to Netball Scotland with the view to players from our club potentially being selected for district and national squads.

“Our view is that all girls should have access to the sport and the opportunities to play for fun and competitively for life.

“This money helps us achieve that goal.”

The club also recently received funding from the Big Lottery’s Awards For All scheme, which helped them buy new equipment.

Now it is looking forward to starting a new season and would like to attract new players.

Heather said: “The team has recently come back from the ashes really and we appreciate all the support that has come our way.

“The Barrhead Sports Hub has been a big help and we would like to see more girls joining the group.

“I played netball when I was at school and I’ve always enjoyed it. We hope the club continues to grow and be able to have adults classes for people to come along, make friends and keep fit at the same time.

“Netball training will be starting back on Wednesday, August 23, and Thursday, August 24.”

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