Sport is Scotland's greatest social movement; inclusive of age, gender, race and creed; uniting communities and inspiring a nation. Scotland is world renowned for our passion for sport, yet this isn't reflected in the priority sport is given with those that represent us.
From cheering Scotland's greatest ever Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, to three Olympic gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, to those of us that joined David Sole's team in singing Flower of Scotland before Scotland's monumental 1990 Grand Slam victory, from playground re-enactments of Archie Gemmill's legendary 1978 World Cup goal to the millions of us who watched captivated as Rhona Martin's Scottish rink claimed Olympic gold in Salt Lake City - sport intrinsically links all corners of society. Sport's impact on society however extends far beyond winning medals - sport is Scotland's missing link, a vehicle for change; it impacts on all areas of society from health to justice to education - sport has a major role to play in supporting, uniting and improving our nation.
Sport liberates potential – it allows individuals to take part in, and to be part of, something that is greater than themselves. Sport gives people the opportunity to interact, respect and support eachother. Sport recognises these benefits but now is the time for sport to show how much it can achieve off the field of play. Sport liberates potential – let's reach that potential together, as one Scotland.
VoteforSport aims to show Government and politicians alike that we, the people of Scotland, recognise and encourage the value sport plays in society and by pledging your support today you too can add your voice for sport and to the more than 900,000 men and women that regularly participate in sport in Scotland.
The Scottish Sports Alliance would like to thank everyone that has signed up to VoteforSport and to advise you that sign up has now closed prior to the Scottish Elections on 5 May. A full list of the names of the candidates who have signed up to VoteforSport are now available via the SportingChampions tab above or via www.VoteforSport.com/SportingChampions
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