STV Real Hero Award

Monday, 05 January 2015 Birkenshaw Sports Hall Venue News Keir Hardie Sports Centre Kirkwood Sports Barn

STV Real Hero Award


Andrew coached with the Scottish National Team, and for North Lanarkshire when competing in the 2011 International Children's Games (ICG), and is now a development coach for kids and juniors. His career has taken him all over the world, competing in many countries with Korea being a favourite. Andrew is proud that his students are committed and regularly walk away with bronze, silver and gold medals.

Andrew first tried martial arts aged just seven and his career has spanned 30 years with achievements including winning Scottish and Irish International Championships. Andrew now has his own Camran Taekwondo classes at Kirkwood Sports Barn and thrives on passing on his knowledge, skills and in his own words, coaching his students to the level where they are better than him. Andrew revealed "The facilities at Kirkwood are excellent. I am thankful for the continued support of Blane Dodds, Councillor Jim Smith and Stuart Gallagher who have backed me all the way and provide a local space where I can teach my students - the club is thriving. For anyone looking to take up a new sport come along and try to see if it's for you. It keeps you fit as a fiddle and installs confidence, discipline and encourages interaction. It's a very sociable club and we have great fun.'

Congratulations to Andrew - a true hero and a much deserved award for a remarkable man.

Inspired to try a new sport or fitness class? Our membership scheme offers a wide range of activities. For more information on Camran Taekwondo at Kirkwood Sports Barn click here.

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CUSTOMER NOTICE - Please note that Kirkwood Sports Barn will remain closed to our customers whilst an extensive survey is carried out to determine the future integrity of the building. We would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding and will provide update information in due course.

Click here to view the: Kirkwood Sports Barn Fitness Class Timetable

Recently refurbished, Kirkwood Sports Barn has an indoor third generation synthetic football pitch, and a dedicated martial arts area with matted flooring where locals flex their muscles and learn a variety of disciplines in Martial Arts from beginners to advanced level.

The main hall is where the sporting action takes place with a 3 court badminton hall and a variety of indoor sports from table tennis to handball to keep you in great shape.

Find out more about the fitness classes on offer by searching 'Find My Class' and enjoy working out in a group environment.

For birthday parties Kirkwood Sports Barns offers a viewing room overlooking the main hall which can be hired for celebrations. To find out more about NL Leisure's parties for children visit the Kids section of our website or contact our team who'll be happy to help.


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