Work to begin on Aberdeen's second Cruyff Court

Construction on Aberdeen’s second Cruyff Court is to begin imminently as ground was broken in Torry yesterday afternoon.

Catherine Street in the city centre was transformed in 2017 with the introduction of Cruyff Court Denis Law which now illuminates the area and provides free sport and participation to hundreds of youngsters.

The same is now to come for a dilapidated hockey pitch by Tullos Primary School.

Hunter Construction will undertake the work with plans for the site including a basketball court, two dodgeball courts, two mini tennis courts and two freestyle football pitches.

Graham Thom, chairman of the Denis Law Legacy Trust, said: “Through our Streetsport initiative the trust is bringing sport to the heart of key communities across Aberdeen.

“Establishing a second Cruyff Court will build on the success we have had at Catherine Street and we look forward to seeing the Tullos facility taking shape in the weeks and months ahead.”

Co-leader of Aberdeen City Council, Jenny Laing, said: “Our ambition is for a city where all people can prosper and where every young person has the chance to fulfill their potential.

“Facilities that provide the opportunity to develop and build confidence, as well as leading an active lifestyle, are essential to realising those goals.”

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