Cash grant will fund state of the art extension

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A leisure centre, that is already in line to be named the best in the UK, is celebrating again after being awarded a £75,000 grant to build new state of the art facilities.

Roefield Leisure Centre has won the cash from the Inspired Facilities Fund and it will be used to pay for a new extension that will house the up-to-date weights conditioning room and toilet block.

The new room will cater for the growing trend in using weights, particularly among women.

There is also a lot of schools using the centre during the day and membership is increasing constantly.

The new room will be completely separate from the existing gym and will include a barbell set and rack, rubber Olympic plate set, set of dumbells and rack plus numerous other equipment.

The Clitheroe based centre is among just seven shortlisted for a competition to find the best in the UK. It won through to the UK Active Flame Conference Finals and will be competing for the title of National Best at the end of this month. UK active is the government led body for health and fitness and the centre was chosen for the finals after a series of mystery visits from the governing body. pass. Members were asked to do a survey and the centre received numerous phone calls about what the centre has to offer.

Centre manager David Potts said: “Roefield has developed beyond recognition in three years and I would like to thank staff and customers for helping us to achieve this. Roefield is a charitable community leisure centre the Ribble Valley can be proud of.’’

To get to this stage Roefield has shown itself to be a remarkable community leisure centre.

This includes a large gym and separate junior gym for children aged 11-16. The centre offers a wide diversification of classes which includes metafit, spinning and piyo, which is the only place this can be done in the Ribble Valley.