A £300,000 community sports facility has been built on council-owned land next to Tullos Primary School in Torry. The site includes a basketball court, two dodgeball courts, two mini tennis courts and two freestyle football pitches.
Aberdeen City Council, the Denis Law Legacy Trust and the Johan Cruyff Foundation worked together to lead the project – named after the late Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff.
Specialist contractor Hunter Construction was appointed to carry out the work.
Denis Law, whose charity spearheaded the project, said: “The start of construction is an exciting time and everyone associated with the trust is incredibly proud to be part of a project that will make a real impact on the lives of young people in the south of the city."
“When we brought the first Cruyff Court to Aberdeen we wanted to have a focal point for the great work that is being done by staff and volunteers to nurture and encourage the next generation.
“The results have been fantastic and the second court will broaden the opportunities to even more youngsters and give them the chance to thrive in a safe and supportive environment.”
Aberdeen City Council co-leader Jenny Laing said the local authority had reached an “important milestone” with work beginning on the site. She added: “The council is pleased to have been in a position to allocate the land and provide significant investment, with a valued contribution from the Cruyff Foundation, to support the excellent work of the Denis Law Legacy Trust. Our ambition is for a city where all people can prosper and where every young person has the chance to fulfil their potential. Facilities that provide the opportunity to develop and build confidence, as well as to lead an active lifestyle, are essential to realising those goals.”