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Stirling shortlisted to host National Performance Centre for Sport

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Stirling graduate Jane Ross competing for Scotland at the 2013 Cyprus Cup. Photo: Lorraine Hill.

The University of Stirling and Stirling Council welcomed confirmation that the city’s bid for the National Performance Centre for Sport (NPCS) has successfully progressed to the second stage of the process.

Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence has joined forces with Stirling Council to establish an iconic performance centre that will ensure Scotland has the best facilities and support for our sports men and women.

Centrally located, Stirling already offers an inspirational backdrop and world-class sports facilities, coaching expertise and applied academic sports research. It is also home to national high performance training centres in swimming, tennis, triathlon and women’s football and is the base for the sportscotland institute of sport.

Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: “The city of Stirling provides an inspirational setting for the National Performance Centre for Sport and are we delighted to have the opportunity to further demonstrate what Stirling has to offer.

“The University has a proud history of supporting athletes achieve at the highest level and has considerable expertise in the delivery of high performance sports. Working in partnership with Stirling Council, and building on our wealth of experience, we will if selected, create a National Performance Centre for Sport, of which Scotland can be proud.”

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