“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
National Fitness Day 2014
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2014
National Fitness Day is the largest celebration of physical activity in the UK. Hundreds of clubs, parks and leisure centres – including Active Nation venues – are opening their doors to welcome you for free.
Give us a call today to see how you can get involved on September 26th!
Save The Date!!!
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2014
Our next Discovery Weekend will take place on October 4th and 5th.
Give us a call today to get involved! Tell all your friends and family as it promises to be a great weekend and a brilliant way to get everyone active!
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