Help is at hand

With Laura Weightman competing in the Olympics, local sport is firmly in the spotlight.

One group that supported her as a youngster is the Alnwick and District Sports Council (ADSC) and her fantastic achievement has highlighted the council’s continuing success in supporting local sports clubs and sportsmen and women.

ADSC is a voluntary group which aims to foster and promote sport at all levels by providing financial assistance and specialist advice. Membership is open to all sports clubs and individual sportsmen and women in the former Alnwick district area.

The ADSC small grant scheme has been hugely successful and plays a key role in helping member clubs to fund small capital items and coaching courses in order to provide the best possible sporting experience for local people.

New members are always welcome and ADSC looks forward to hearing from those who want to join. Contact the secretary, Paul Kiddell, on 01665 511493 or email