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Motion S4M-15909: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/03/2016

Denis Law Appointed as a CBE
That the Parliament congratulates Denis Law on being appointed as a CBE at Buckingham Palace on 11 March 2016 in recognition of services to football and charity; recognises that he played professionally at the highest level from 1956 to 1974, won 55 caps and scored 30 goals for Scotland and is the only Scottish player to date to be named European Player of the Year; understands that Denis, who recovered from prostate cancer in 2003, is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and a patron for Meningitis Now, supports the Streetsport initiative in his home city of Aberdeen through the Denis Law Legacy Trust, and congratulates him on his well deserved honour.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm, Hanzala Malik, Johann Lamont, Nanette Milne, David Stewart, Sarah Boyack, Dennis Robertson, Kevin Stewart, Nigel Don, Patricia Ferguson, Mary Scanlon, Anne McTaggart, Jackie Baillie, Roderick Campbell, Colin Beattie, Elaine Murray

Motion S4M-13907: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/08/2015

Denis Law Legacy Trust / Streetsport Programme
That the Parliament congratulates the Denis Law Legacy Trust Streetsportprogramme on winning the Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations Volunteer Friendly Award; recognises that the Denis Law Legacy Trust in partnership with Robert Gordon University provides the Streetsportinitiative, whose aim is to reduce antisocial behaviour and lessen youth crime by bringing transportable sporting equipment around Aberdeen to offer free activities for youngsters; recognises what it considers the hard work and commitment of the initiative on a daily basis and considers that it benefits many young people in the city; commends its staff, volunteers and users, and wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart, Chic Brodie, Bill Kidd, Hanzala Malik, Roderick Campbell, Joan McAlpine, Kenneth Gibson, Nanette Milne, Liz Smith, Dave Thompson, Rob Gibson, Graeme Dey, Margaret McCulloch, Jackie Baillie, Adam Ingram, Richard Lyle, Dennis Robertson, David Torrance, Sandra White, Gil Paterson, Colin Beattie.

Motion S4M-12915: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2015

Denis Law Streetsport Initiative Enters 10th Year
That the Parliament acknowledges the impact of the Denis LawStreetsport initiative, which is based in Aberdeen and is now entering its 10th year of operation; notes that Streetsport is a non-profit intervention and diversionary tactics initiative that seeks to actively reduce instances of youth crime and antisocial behaviour and was established in 2006; further notes that the project uses sports and other creative activities to provide free alternatives for young people during the evenings, deploying mobile activity arenas into locations throughout the city, taking activities directly to young people in their communities; further notes that the project is funded by and operates under the auspices of the Denis Law Legacy Trust, a registered Scottish charity, and that the overall aim of the project is to reduce instances of youth crime and antisocial behaviour, promote health and wellbeing and encourage inclusion through sport, physical activity and creative endeavour; considers that the initiative has made a significant impact in Aberdeen over the years with the portable activity arenas deployed over 1,500 times, engaging local young people in over 30 locations around the city; believes that Streetsport has demonstrated measurable impacts and results in a number of areas including health and wellbeing, crime reduction, skills development, partnership building and volunteering, developing a strong rapport among participants and trust in local communities, and congratulates the many stakeholders, including the Denis Law Legacy Trust, RGU SPORT, Aberdeen Sports Village, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Aberdeen City Council, the Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership, Absafe, the Scottish Football Association and Gray’s School of Art, and hopes that the project will continue to go from strength to strength over the years to come.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine, Dennis Robertson, George Adam, Kenneth Gibson, Chic Brodie, Jean Urquhart, Nanette Milne, David Torrance, Bill Kidd, Angus MacDonald, Roderick Campbell, Rob Gibson, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Nigel Don, Kevin Stewart, Gil Paterson, Adam Ingram, Clare Adamson, Bruce Crawford, Sandra White, Colin Beattie.

Motion S4M-06654: Maureen Watt, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2013

Streetsport Dance Lessons
That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that Robert Gordon University (RGU) Streetsports, in partnership with the Citymoves Agency and the Aberdeen Streetwork Project, are to provide free dance lessons for boys and girls aged between 11 and 19; understands that the classes will be delivered by RGU Streetsports, with the Aberdeen Streetwork Project providing supplementary youth information sessions; believes that this is a great opportunity for young people across Aberdeen to improve their fitness, learn new skills and meet new friends, and hopes that this project will serve to increase female participation in what it considers the already highly successful Streetsport initiative.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson, Nanette Milne, Stuart McMillan, Colin Keir, Annabelle Ewing, Joan McAlpine, Mike MacKenzie, Chic Brodie, Anne McTaggart, Richard Lyle, Bill Kidd, Jean Urquhart, David Torrance, Kevin Stewart, Adam Ingram, Colin Beattie, Sandra White, Gil Paterson, Clare Adamson.

Motion S4M-04412: Maureen Watt, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/10/2012

John Duguid, Outstanding Contributor to the Community
That the Parliament congratulates John Duguid, Streetsport Development Officer, on winning the NorthSound Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award 2012; understands that, established in 2006,Streetsport is a unique north-east community programme run in collaboration with Robert Gordon University’s sport facilities, RGU:Sport, Grampian Police and a number of other local and national partners; further understands that it is aimed at lowering levels of youth antisocial behaviour in Aberdeen City by engaging young people in productive and team-building activities through sport and art; believes that over 3,000 young people now regularly participate on an annual basis in 12 different locations across Aberdeen City, with complaints regarding youth behaviour down by over 50% in some areas where the scheme has been in place; believes that this award is welcome recognition for the efforts that John Duguid has made across the city; considers that John is an excellent role model for Streetsport participants; recognises that he has since been nominated in the Local Hero category for the Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards 2012, and wishes him every success in both these awards and in all his future endeavours.

Supported by: Angus MacDonald, Roderick Campbell, David Torrance, Dennis Robertson, Stewart Stevenson, Rob Gibson, Mike MacKenzie, Richard Lyle, Bill Walker, Stuart McMillan, Anne McTaggart, Nanette Milne, Kevin Stewart, Brian Adam, Bill Kidd, Joan McAlpine, Adam Ingram, Nigel Don, Jean Urquhart, Colin Beattie, Chic Brodie, Gil Paterson, Annabelle Ewing, Jamie Hepburn.