Scottish teams boost coffers

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Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in the UK is to receive an investment of £125, 000 from SportScotland. The CGS is the organisation responsible for the selection and preparation of Scottish teams for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games. The body sets and implements the sport–specific selection policies together with the participating sports governing bodies which are used to determine which athletes will represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi next year. With only 20 months to go until the 2010 games the selection process for athletes will start on 1 May. Louise Martin CBE, chair of SportScotland said in a statement: " I am delighted to announce this investment in CGS, one of our key partners in delivering high performance sport in Scotland. We are just over two months out from the start of the selection period for the next Commonwealth Games in India, so this is a very exciting time for athletes with aspirations of representing Scotland in Delhi. " She added: " We have seen some fantastic performances from young Scottish athletes at the Commonwealth Youth Games and the Australian Youth Olympics which not only fills me with optimism for what lies ahead, but also provides inspiration and motivation for young people across the country to become involved in sport. " Michael Cavanagh, chairman, Commonwealth Games Scotland said: " We have a strong working partnership with sportscotland. Their support for CGS, member sports and athletes, both directly and through the Institute network is critical to ensuring we are successful in Delhi and beyond. ","43

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