Danish coaches tour Clydesdale sport venues

Visitors...Danes help train Milton Rovers youngsters in Carluke. (Pic by Sarah Peters)
Visitors...Danes help train Milton Rovers youngsters in Carluke. (Pic by Sarah Peters)

SIXTEEN Danish coaches enjoyed a stint in South Lanarkshire including a morning at the Milton Rovers complex in Carluke.

The coaches were given a short tour of the facilities and learned more about the club based in Burn Road.

Coach leader Birte Tvistholm and her team also travelled to Lanark where they took in a badminton training session, held by John Barrie at Lanark Grammar.

The trip, organised with the help of Clydesdale Sports Council and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, was a great benefit to everyone concerned according to Sports Council chairman Millar Stoddart.

Millar said: “The group saw first-hand the great facilities at Milton Rovers and learned about the history of the group.

“Birte was very impressed as she had been over when the facility opened a few years ago.

“She was also pleased to meet up with John as they have known each other for many years.”

The Danes’ trip also included a presentation in Hamilton on the work of South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture and trying their hand at curling at Hamilton Ice Rink.

Millar added: “The Danes thoroughly enjoyed their time over here. They left with an insight into the way sport is organised in this country and South Lanarkshire in particular.”