White Lends Helping Hand To Glasgow Bid

Colin White represented the Scotland 7s team at the unveiling the 17 sports which will be included in the bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The 22-year-old flanker joined First Minister Jack McConnel along with fellow athletes such as Lee McConnell (athletics), Kay Moran (bowls), Rhona Simpson (hockey), Andrew Lindsay (swimming/disability), Steve Frew (gymnastics) and Rob Wardale (cycling).

Colin White represented the Scotland 7s team at the unveiling the 17 sports which will be included in the bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The 22-year-old flanker joined First Minister Jack McConnel along with fellow athletes such as Lee McConnell (athletics), Kay Moran (bowls), Rhona Simpson (hockey), Andrew Lindsay (swimming/disability), Steve Frew (gymnastics) and Rob Wardale (cycling).

Colin also enjoyed the experience of representing the sport of rugby sevens, which will be one of the core sports in the Bid, at the event which was held at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.

He said: "It was great to be involved in the event. It was also good to meet a number of other sportsmen and women you may not usually see.

"The focus was on Glasgow's bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and we are all desperate to bring the Games to the city."

The First Minister said: "Today's announcement is about more than confirming the sports that will be in the Games - it is about looking into the future and imagining what those Games will look like.

"In those eleven days, sport would transform a city, inspire a country and enthral millions of people.

"Glasgow 2014 will be an event like no other, one that the whole world will want to be a part of.

"These Games will give Scots the chance to shine. From the athletes who will make the most of home soil advantage, to the thousands of volunteers who will look after the spectators at the venues, the Games will be something for our whole country to get behind.

"Our Bid is incredibly strong. We have the funding in place, we have support from the public in huge numbers and now we have the sports. We have ten months left to make sure that when the voters sit down in Sri Lanka and cast their vote, they do so for Scotland. I know that we can do it."