Lilleshall gym refurbishment complete
We've funded a £1 million makeover of the artistic gym at our national centre.
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 recently (04 March 2020) 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 yesterday 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.
Latest News from
£195 million package to help sport and physical activity through coronavirus01/04/2020 11:38:00
The money will help our partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic.
'10 Today' to help older people stay active31/03/2020 11:38:00
Sessions will be broadcast on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and via BBC Sounds.
How to stay physically active during coronavirus restrictions27/03/2020 10:05:00
We've developed some guidance so you can better understand the government’s latest advice on how to stay physically active while you're spending a lot of time at home.
Join the Movement26/03/2020 14:38:00
Our new campaign launches today giving people ideas about how to be physically active while still following the government advice on staying at home and social distancing.
Virtual sport sessions for children during school closures23/03/2020 15:51:00
Sports Engand have teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust and government to enlist 450 School Games Organisers to help deliver online activity programme.
Coronavirus: an update20/03/2020 16:05:00
We're beginning an initial three-month period of significant flexibility to reflect our and your current circumstances.
Coronavirus: an update17/03/2020 14:38:00
An update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what our key priorities for sport and physical activity are at this time.
How to stay active while you're at home17/03/2020 11:20:00
We've compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home, if you're well enough.