Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray and Mid and Upper Nithsdale Councillor John Syme have shown their support for a local Midnight League by attending a fixture at the Hillview Leisure Centre, Kellhom.
The Bank of Scotland Midnight League is a national network of diversionary 5-a-side football activity that targets 12-16 year olds across Scotland. The Midnight League has grown substantially over the past ten years and now around 7,000 young people participate across 90 venues each year. The league also offers participants access to professional players, skills development and engaging activity which grows confidence and ability. The Kellholm sessions run from 7pm-9pm. They started on Friday 17th January and run each week until the Friday 19th December.
Elaine Murray MSP said:
“I am glad that I could offer my support to the local league. It gives local teenagers a fun activity to take part which they can do with their friends. It also gives them the opportunity to take part in regular exercise as well as develop their football skills.
Councillor John Syme added:
“This is a great activity which gives local teenagers something to do with their Friday nights. I fully support the league and will offer any support I can.”