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Alsager development helps fund leisure centre improvements

Bosses at Alsager Leisure Centre say improvements at the site will help it cope with demand, as the town grows.

It is holding an event tomorrow (11 January) to show off the newly refurbished centre, featuring new gym equipment and a group cycling studio.

On the former Manchester Metropolitan University campus there a brand new Sports Hub has been built, where facilities include a FIFA accredited 3G Pitch, 5 Turf Pitches and a Sports Pavilion.

The changes have been funded by Section 106 money - the investment agreed by housing developers who have transformed the former MMU site.

The Sports Hub was transferred to Cheshire East Council, and the facilities are being managed by the council’s trust Everybody Sport and Recreation.

Dominic Crisp, Senior Operations Manager for Everybody Sport and Recreation, said: "It has been a long time coming.

"With the closure of the MMU site, the redevelopment of the site and what we have been left with is absolutely fantastic. 

"It has been extremely well received by the local public, and we are now looking to grow the membership base to reflect the uplift in size of the facility." 

The expansion has also helped them offer more specialist programmes and support for people with health conditions - including their fall prevention classes.

Dominic said: "The demand for that is huge.

"We have had to relocate one of the classes across the road to the Sports Hub.

"The benefits from the classes are massive.

"It is not just dealing with how to fall, it is around doing mobility stretches to make people more flexible and supple when they are trying to access the home during those later years in life."

The re-launch event runs from 9-4pm. There is more information here: https://everybody.org.uk/alsager-re-launch/.

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