“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
LES MILLS trainer, Jamie Benton to open new spin studio
Date Posted: 4 Jul 2014
Les Mills trainer Jamie Benton will be opening our new spin studio as part of our Discovery Weekend on Sat 26th & Sun 27th July – Jamie’s session will be 10.30am – 11.15am. To book onto any of our FREE classes throughout the weekend please call the centre on 01283 216269.
9.30am – 10.15am Spin
10.30am – 11.15am RPM with Les Mills instructor Jamie Benton
11.30am – 12.15pm RPM
12.30pm – 1.15pm RPM
9.00am – 9.45am Studio Cycling
10.00am – 10.45am RPM
South Derbyshire Sports Awards
Date Posted: 4 Jul 2014
With The Commonwealth Games around the corner, there’s a chance to celebrate local talent in the South Derbyshire Sports Awards 2014.
Residents, clubs and organisations are being asked to nominate outstanding sporting individuals, coaches and teams for this year’s extravaganza.
The annual awards, run by South Derbyshire Sport and South Derbyshire District Council, afford an opportunity for local sports stars to shine and for valued volunteers to be given the recognition they deserve for efforts over the last 12 months. For a list of categories and more information on how to nominate visit: www.south-derbys.gov.uk/sportsawards
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