Sports Centre on track for spring opening 

It’s been a really busy time for the Trustees planning the reopening of Kidsgrove Sports Centre. 

We are still awaiting a handover date from the contractor, however given the progress, we are fairly confident there won’t be too long to wait now. 

We have been really busy ensuring that the centre will be operationally ready to open. This includes; recruitment of the centre manager, Crowdfunding to help equip the centre, arranging the supply of gym equipment, conversing with sporting bodies and organisations; finalising booking systems and marketing, just to mention a few of the tasks being undertaken. It has certainly been a hectic period. All of the Trustees share the desire of our community to get the centre reopened as soon as possible.

We welcomed BBC Midlands Today to the centre in March, who came to see the progress which has been made. It is five years since the centre closed, however despite the newly refurbished centre retaining much of the beloved character of the building, it will feature stunning modern facilities, befitting of the £7.5m refurbishment which Newcastle Borough Council, Sport England and the Government – via the Town Deal have all contributed towards.

If you want to register your interest in using the centre or becoming a volunteer, please visit our website or speak to a member of our Trustees board.

Crowdfund success

We are absolutely delighted to report that we have achieved our Crowdfunding target of raising £30,000 to spend on equipment for the centre. 

We were set the exceptionally challenging target of raising £10,000 in just 4 weeks, which Sport England and Power to Change would both match fund, making a total £30,000 possible! We attracted over 180 supporters and on the final “Super Sunday” of the campaign we raised over £6,000 in one day! Every single donation has made a real difference and will help to ensure the centre really does look amazing once the doors reopen in the near future. What an amazing community we have!

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