IT IS GAME ON for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) as it prepares to launch a new sport for change initiative.

CRT hopes the scheme can improve lives by addressing issues such as health and employment through sport and physical activity.

It has appointed Sean Laird as the new development manager who will now lead Game On across former mining communities in Scotland.

He said: “We hope Game On will help address issues in coalfields communities identified in the report published this year, including those around health and wellbeing and the participation gap in sport."

The initiative has a number of core offerings to encourage participation within local communities.

Football 5ives sessions will run for anyone looking to turn and play football, while the Game On Girls project will look to bridge the gap between grassroots and other parts of the game.

CRT’s popular annual tournament, the Coalfields Community Cup, will also continue to be held.

The Trust is currently researching what is currently on offer in Alloa and beyond before rolling-out Game On to meet specific local needs.