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    Friday 13th January 2012The Paper That Money Cant Buy!




    Issue Number 71



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    Residents of the East End of Glasgow and Rutherglen, aged between 16 and 25, are being given a unique opportunity to land a job at the Commonwealth Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome which will open in the Dalmarnock area of the city in late 2012.

    Thanks to a partnership between Clyde Gateway and Glasgow Life, young people living within the communities covered by Scotlands biggest regeneration agency will be eligible to enter into a specially designed programme of training, the completion of which will guarantee an interview

    for the position of Leisure Attendant at the new facility. The training programme will be delivered by Street League, a Glasgow-based organisation with a hugely successful track record of supporting young people and adults into employment or further education through sport.

    George Redmond, chair of Glasgow Life and a Board member at Clyde Gateway said Glasgow Life will begin managing the Commonwealth Sports Arena and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome from this coming March and we will immediately begin the extensive preparations for its opening to the

    public later in the year. The new facility will be one

    of the biggest and best indoor sports and leisure centres of its type in Europe and a showcase for the sports services we provide at Glasgow Life. While some of the experienced staff working there will transfer from some of our other centres across the city, we will be recruiting fifty-five new staff for a range of positions but predominantly Leisure Attendants.

    We have always said that part of the legacy from the construction of the new facility will be the jobs spin-off for local residents and this new programme

    with Street League aims to help achieve this. It is tailored for people living in or around the Clyde Gateway communities of Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Rutherglen and Toryglen and is a wonderful opportunity for young people who are currently unemployed to land a secure and well-paid job with future career prospects in sports and leisure.

    The Commonwealth Sports Arena and Velodrome complex is being built by Glasgow City Council who included specific clauses in the tendering process to create employment and business opportunities for local people and

    companies.Councillor Gordon Matheson,

    Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: The companies involved in building the arena and velodrome have played a significant role in ensuring local people benefit from the work, not least with the number of apprentices places created.

    So Im delighted that Glasgow Life, which will operate the venue on the councils behalf, are continuing in partnership with Clyde Gateway to ensure there are benefits to the local community through this project.

    The new training programme lasts 12 weeks. The first of the intake will begin the training in late January, part of which will include a minimum of 30 hours work experience in an existing sports facility operated by Glasgow Life.

    The programme, which has been specially customised by Street League, will include a wide range of vocational training including sports coaching and lifeguard training. It will be open to any Clyde Gateway resident aged between 16 and 25 who is registered with either Skills Development Scotland or Job Centre Plus as unemployed. Street League will be responsible for determining suitability and eligibility.

    Anyone interested in taking up one of the training place is asked to call Joe or Gillian at Street League on 0141 285 6440 or by e-mail to

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    DRUM ROLL - IGNIS ASSET MANAGEMENT WOMENS 10K LAUNCHTHE 2012 Ignis Asset Management Womens 10k launched in Glasgow this week, amid the skirl of bagpipes and the beat of drums, heralding a run of enhancements being introduced for this years race on Sunday 13 May.

    With over 12,000 women participating in the much-loved annual event, race organisers Glasgow Life are implementing a number of improvements to ensure the race maintains its position as the UKs largest all womens 10k.

    Under the running clock outside Buchanan Bus Station pipers and drummers from the Williamwood

    Pipe Band joined Clyde 1 presenters Knoxy and Shebahn Littlejohn to highlight that route entertainment will be doubled to every 500m for 2012.

    It is anticipated that almost 50% of the field will be first-time runners looking for a challenge, but with that added element of fun.

    The Ignis Asset Management Womens 10k has always been considered a great day out, despite the occasional puff and pant and committing to more music is sure to add to the experience for many. Councillor George Redmond, Chair of Glasgow Life, said: The Ignis

    Asset Management Womens 10k is such a special day. We have listened to what last years runners have said good and bad and made five key improvements to make sure it says that way.

    It is only four months to the big day itself so now is the time to pull on your running shoes and start training.

    In keeping with the many austerity measures being made across the country and in order to ensure excellent value for money the entry price for the 2012 Womens 10k will be frozen at 20, a price held since the

    2010 event. To allow more people to pass

    through the start line as smoothly as possible the 2012 race will see more start pulses than ever before.

    This means there will be fewer women in each starting group and more space for every runner, which is great news for those who like to set their own pace - be it a sprint, a skip or an altogether slower tempo.

    While for those keen to finish in a set time or smash a personal best the introduction of pace setters will be a welcome addition for 2012.

    A top club runner will join each main muster group and set a pace that, if matched, will ensure each member of the group hits their target.

    Like pace-setters the option to upgrade to a technical t-shirt is sure to appeal to the more seasoned runner.

    In addition to the prized medal the t-shirt is a cherished souvenir for many. However, the opportunity to upgrade to a new super-lightweight t-shirt, which helps keep you cool in training and on race day, is expected to be a big success for 2012.

    Clyde 1 presenters Knoxy and Shebahn Littlejohn also unveilled the new creative campaign for the 2012 Ignis Asset Management Womens 10k My 10k, followed by two words explaining their reason for signing up. Clyde 1s DJ Knoxy said: My story is simple, My 10k for charity.

    This year, Shebahn and I will be running for Cash for Kids, a cause we both hold dear given the tremendous work the charity does across Scotland.

    And Im really excited to hear that there is to be more entertainment on the route. I ran it last year.

    It was an incredible experience and I cant wait to do it again, but on those rare occasions when my energy started to dip there was nothing better than some pumping or in this case piping tunes to keep my legs moving. I would encourage women of all shapes and sizes to get involved. If you want to hop, walk, skip or sprint, its an achievement to take part.