Prior's Field September 2018

Sports Centre Development at Ashville

Published Wednesday 28th of October 2015 01:35:04 PM

Ambitious plans to invest £3 million to boost sporting provisions for our pupils have been unveiled. The new plans aim to significantly improve - and add to - the existing sports facilities. Subject to planning permission being granted, work will begin on the sports centre in Easter 2017, with a view to it being completed in the September of that year. Key elements of the investment are: - New reception, including seating area for parents and visitors - Two new studios - New gymnasium - New rooftop all-weather surface activity area - New staff offices Over the last few years, more than £750,000 has been spent on a state-of-the-art all-weather surface pitch, £100,000 making the swimming pool more energy efficient, £60,000 on improving drainage to the 1st XV rugby pitch and £30,000 on new equipment for the gym. Headmaster Mr Lauder said: “This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to providing our pupils with superb facilities, and marks another exciting chapter in the continual development of the campus. When completed, our sports centre will be a facility that we can be justifiably proud of. Sport is a big part of life at Ashville and, we are able to field A, B and C teams in rugby, netball and hockey. This means that pupils of all abilities are able to participate in competitive sports. We are also developing closer links with regional sporting bodies and welcoming a continual string of world-class coaches to inspire our youngsters in their chosen sport.”
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