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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-04157

25 Years of Ralston Skills

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Paul Sweeney, Tess White

That the Parliament commends and congratulates Ralston Skills for 25 years of devoted service to the community of Ralston and the wider Paisley and Renfrewshire area; understands that Ralston Skills is based at Ralston Community Sports Centre and that it is a grassroots, volunteer-run, community sports club for children aged five to 17 that promotes inclusive, healthy and enjoyable physical activity for school-aged children every Saturday morning; further understands that the club offers a wide range of different sports and volunteering opportunities, and that it has been estimated that it caters for over 60 youngsters every week; notes the celebration fun day of the club’s Silver Jubilee that took place on 23 April 2022, which it considers to have been a fabulous and fitting tribute to the vital place of the club in the community; understands that the anniversary event was attended by St Mirren legend, Billy Davies, who it understands is one of the founders of Ralston Skills and presented current members with medals; further understands that it also featured a wide range of activities organised by Ralston Community Council, including face-painting, two inflatable assault courses, a candy floss machine, a home-baking stall, which it understands was organised by St Mark’s Church, a plant sale and an art competition to design a new Community Council logo; commends the work of Norrie Murray and all those who play such a key role in running Ralston Skills, and wishes all those associated with the club the very best for the future.