Let the games begin

PUBLISHED: 11:42 10 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:21 28 May 2010

Pictured are MP Malcolm Moss and Councillor Pam Potts, chairman of Fenland District Council, honing their tennis skills, watched by jubilant youngsters at the Manor Centre - Pic: Brian Purdy

Pictured are MP Malcolm Moss and Councillor Pam Potts, chairman of Fenland District Council, honing their tennis skills, watched by jubilant youngsters at the Manor Centre - Pic: Brian Purdy

YOUNGSTERS joined in a range of sporting activities to celebrate the opening of a £50,000 games area at Manor Leisure Centre, Whittlesey. North-East Cambridgeshire MP Malcolm Moss cut the ribbon to launch the new site, which will be used for training and

YOUNGSTERS joined in a range of sporting activities to celebrate the opening of a £50,000 games area at Manor Leisure Centre, Whittlesey.

North-East Cambridgeshire MP Malcolm Moss cut the ribbon to launch the new site, which will be used for training and coaching in a variety of sports including tennis, hockey, basketball and football.

The Leisure Centre received £50,000 from Barclays Spaces for Sports, a new three-year community sponsorship programme to create and improve sports facilities in communities across the UK. The programme is a partnership between Barclays, Groundwork and the Football Foundation.

Local residents have worked with environmental charity Groundwork to create the new site. It is hoped the project will encourage people to take up sport and improve their health, bring people together and strengthen community spirit.

Phil Hughes, of Fenland District Council, said: "Our experience shows that people really value the opportunity to have a say in improving their neighbourhoods and make them better places to live, work and play. Getting involved in these projects gives people confidence and makes us all feel proud of where we live."

Emma Rodulson-Ellis, local business manager at Whittlesey's Barclays branch, said: "At Barclays we are committed to supporting local communities and it's great to see such a fantastic facility for the community.

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