Pro-Life Plays A Key Part in Helping Amazing Talent To Flourish!
Bosses as Renfrewshire Sports Charity have hailed the unsung sports stars who train at the Pro-Life Fitness Centre.
The Paisley charity, which took over the gym three years ago, with all profits going to Accord and St Vincent’s hospices, is run by chief executive Gayle Brannigan.
Pro-Life has been a staple of the community for over 25 years, but the work the charity carries out is often unheralded.
And, according to Gayle, so are the sportsmen and women who are supported by the charity.
The group help more than 100 athletes within Renfrewshire by providing sponsorship and support through the use of the gym’s training facilities.
Fitness testing, training programmes and nutrition plans are also on offer — with a host of clubs and individuals all reaping the benefits on offer.
“It really is amazing,” Gayle told Express Sport.
“The athletes we have within the club never cease to amaze me.
“We have some really special individuals who use the facilities and we are delighted that we are able to help them in whatever way we can.”
A number of the athletes sponsored by Renfrewshire Sports Charity recently gathered at the club. Boxers Kian O’Mally and Luke McFadyen, were joined by Renfrew Ladies FC’s Gail Hawthorn, Eilidh McDonald and Sam McQuillan. St Mirren goalkeeper Billy O’Brien, Paisley Pirates’ Ian and Chris Turley, and Ferguslie Hockey Club’s Joyce Donaldson and Joyce McDonald joined in the fun, alongside champion arm wrestler Sean Paterson.
But Gayle says the stars don’t stop there.
She added: “From field hockey to ice hockey and from football to women’s football, we cater for everybody.
“These sporting stars are doing amazingly well and I’m always telling them that they have to put themselves out there.
“They need to self-publicise what it is that they are doing and more importantly what they are achieving.
“It’s not just St Mirren, we have Renfrew Ladies football team, who I have absolutely fallen in love with.
“We have golfers, judo competitors, martial artists and we have the specialist equipment that they all need.
“We are happy to help as many people as we possibly can. They just need to get in touch.”
For more information of the athletes supported by Renfrewshire Sports Charity and their community initiatives please contact Pro-Life Fitness Centre on 0141 889 5027.