Falmouth Sports Hub Completes
The official completion of the state-of-the-art Sports Hub was marked by Sarah Newton MP for Falmouth School and the town of Falmouth on Wednesday, meaning that the building was handed over by contractors Kier Construction as preparations for the official opening to the public in the coming weeks continue.
Falmouth School were awarded a £362,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund towards the project. The school worked alongside the Football Foundation and the County FA to compile a five-year Football Development Plan, which is a vision of how sport will be played on site with an emphasis on increasing participation and part of the growing partnership with Plymouth Argyle FC.
The new facility comprises a floodlit 3G playing pitch, state of the art gym, fitness suites and balcony viewing point and changing facilities. The site will be used by students, members of the local community and local sports clubs and teams.
Director of Sport at Falmouth School Jem Wallis, said. “The whole of our school and college community is thrilled with the new facility and there is great excitement about the opportunities this brings. It has been a long journey to get here, but it has been worth every moment to see such a fantastic facility. Falmouth School has improved sport, fitness and health opportunities for our students and the wider community through this development for years to come.”
MP for Falmouth Sarah Newton, said “As a Falmouth School girl I am incredibly proud. This is a remarkable achievement and such a fantastic facility for this generation and future generations to come. It wouldn’t have happened without the fantastic leadership of Brett Miners and Jem Wallis, who have shown huge determination and at times bravery through all obstacles thrown at them. This project shows what you can do if you never give up, it’s a proud day for us all.
CEO of the Falmouth MAT Brett Miners, said “There have been some tough moments to overcome in order to get here, but what we have here in front of us today validates all that hard work from everyone involved. The support we’ve had from Sarah Newton has been immense throughout in bringing this state of the art facility to our community’.
Head Girl, Ella Longhorn said “It has been really exciting to see the Sports Hub develop each week since work began, so to be standing here today is amazing.” Head Boy, Max Thomspon added “There is a huge buzz about the Sports Hub among the students and everyone is really looking forward to using the facilities for the first time.”
Falmouth School would like to place on record their thanks to [the FA for their funding, Kier construction for delivering the superb building work and McArdles for providing the 3G pitch]. Full details on the official opening of the gym, classes, times, prices and other facilities will be available soon. Members of the public are welcome to try out the school facilities free of charge from 8am-8pm from Monday 1 October – Friday 5 October and 10am-2pm on the weekend of 6-7 October. For more information, please visit http://www.falmouthsportshub.co.uk/. Please note the Sports Hub will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 4 October as Falmouth School Open Evening tours will be taking place.
Posted on: 1/10/18