“Jackie Charlton, former English footballer and manager, opened the centre in 1978. Since then, Green Bank has welcomed several famous visitors, including Geoff Capes, Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Princess Alice and David Wilkie.
More recently, one of the London 2012 Mascots, ‘Wenlock’, excited local primary school children during a truly inspirational pre-Olympic event, when we were also privileged to meet Tommy Godwin, who won two bronze medals in track cycling – in the 1km time trial and team pursuit events, at the 1948 Olympic Games.
My first (and very fond) memory of arriving to work at the centre was when I was greeted by a group of older, regular early morning swimmers, with the words ‘ay up mi duck’ (hello)! It’s a phrase that characterises Green Bank’s welcome feel and friendliness.
Many of our Supporters are loyal, local, long-term users of the sports hall, swimming pool and gym. We were therefore delighted to refurbish the centre’s ‘tired’ changing rooms last year – providing new, more accessible, facilities to better meet the needs of parents with young children and disabled people.
We have an extensive range of exercise classes and our swimming teachers have a reputation of helping people, children and adults, to ‘get the knack’ of learning to swim. Whilst Squash did not feature in the London 2012 Olympic Games (it might yet make the programme for Rio in 2016), our squash courts are proving to be very popular by Supporters looking to get and stay fit.
We are here – and very happy – to help you exercise or play sport, on your own or as part of a group, at whatever stage or age you are. What matters most to us is that you enjoy the experience of feeling fitter, improving your skill, practising with or playing for a team.”
David Johns, Contract Manager
Date Posted: 9 Dec 2014
On December 8th we launched our new Online Booking system, which was designed to improve your booking experience. Unfortunately, shortly after launch we identified some issues which hadn’t gone to plan.
We’ve catalogued these and are working through them with the intention to relaunch the online service at the beginning of next week. Between now and then, we have de-activated the online booking portal, so that this doesn’t cause any more issues or confusion.
Apologies about this, please be assured our priority is to get it back up and running as soon as we can. Thank you for your support and patience.
Kids Christmas Holiday Camp
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2014
Why not book your kids into our Brilliant Multi Skills Holiday Camp on Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at Green Bank LC, only £12.50 from 9.00am – 3.30pm. Do your final Christmas shopping in peace while your kids have loads of fun. For 5 – 12 year olds. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a booking form.
EARLY RIDERS AND LEARN TO RIDE- BALANCE BIKES
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2014
On Monday 22nd December South Derbyshire District Council and Active Nation will be hosting two sessions for early riders. Using balance bikes and bikeability bikes for your children (3-8 years approx) will be able to have fun, ride out some of their excitement and learn some basic cycling skills. Cost is just £3.00 per session and will be running 11.00am – 12.00noon and from 12.30pm – 1.30pm.
Contact email@example.com to reserve a place. Please note Active Nation will not be taking bookings directly for this session.
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