1st December 2000




TV pundit and former England footballer Trevor Brooking CBE described how community sporting facilities can help keep children off the streets and prepare them for adulthood.


Mr Brooking, who is chairman of Sport England, was in Lincoln on Tuesday 28th November to officially open the new 5.5 million sports centre at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


Inside the new facility is a large multi-purpose sports hall, four squash courts, a multigym and an aerobics suite as well as a licensed bar and refectory area which is being managed by the Students’ Union.


Outdoor activities take place on a full-size all-weather hockey pitch and two five-a-side football pitches featuring the revolutionary new Field Turf artificial surface.


The sports centre brings total investment on the Lincoln campus to around 60 million since it was opened in 1996.


After Tuesday’s opening ceremony, which was attended by around 100 invited guests, staff and students at the university celebrated with an intramural sports tournament.


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Caption: Former West Ham and England footballer Trevor Brooking prepares to take a penalty kick against sports centre manager Mark Bradley.


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk