Community groups and elite athletes alike can once again make use of world-class facilities after Lilleshall National Sports Centre completed a £1 million refurbishment of its artistic gym.
Funded by us, the makeover has taken three months and opened yesterday to ensure a top-class training environment was maintained for regional, club and community use – not to mention Olympic hopefuls.
In 2018/19 more than 40,000 young gymnasts from local clubs and schools used the centre for training and competition, with Lilleshall also being a base for coach development and education programmes.
And our executive director of property, Charles Johnston, was pleased we could play our part in the refurbishment of what is one of three national centres we own.
He said: "We’re delighted to have funded the update and refurbishment of the gymnastics centre at Lilleshall to incorporate the latest world class facilities.
“These will not only assist our elite gymnasts but also support future talent and grassroots programmes - enabling British Gymnastics to drive community participation together with expanded coach development and education programmes.
“Congratulations to all those involved in delivering such an exciting development.”
The artistic gym is one of multiple facilities at Lilleshall – a flagship residential training centre and award-winning National Centre of Excellence – including nine grass pitches, two synthetic pitches and two multi-purpose sports halls, among many others.