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Jersey seeks feedback on its sporting future


Jersey has launched a consultation docu- ment calling for those who watch, volunteer or take part in sport to submit their views on the future of sport on the island. Te consultation, which closes on 31 May,


covers competitive sport, organised and team activities, and activities such as walk- ing and cycling. It seeks feedback on four key questions: whether the state needs to make changes; should it create a new co-or- dinating body for sport; is a new model for sports development required; and should the state continue to run facilities or should other options be explored.


Don Valley to get £40m makeover


Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield is to be transformed into a £40m sports and wellbe- ing park. Te plans, described as the most comprehensive Olympic legacy project out- side of the capital, would see the demolition of the exist- ing Don Valley stadium and a complete redevelopment of the site. At the heart of the planned


development is a new stadium – providing a new home for the Sheffield Eagles (Rugby League) and Titans (Rugby Union) teams – as well as new venues for basketball, gymnastics and snooker. A High Performance Centre, linked with Sheffield Hallam University, would also be created along with a new National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine. Te Woodbourn Road athletics site would also be redeveloped into a 60-80m indoor


An artist’s impression of the new leisure centre


Plans for Grimsby leisure centre unveiled to public


Detailed plans and building designs for Grimsby’s new leisure centre, which includes a swimming pool and sports facili- ties, are set to be unveiled to the public. North East Lincolnshire Council is


embarking on a phased approach to the replacement of the area’s ageing facilities. Te development of a new leisure cen-


tre, which is to be built on land adjacent to the current Grimsby Leisure Centre and Grimsby Auditorium, is phase one of the project. Te facility will replace Grimsby Swimming Pool and also the fun pool within Grimsby Leisure Centre.


Leicester in talks to host elite road cycling event


Te mayor of Leicester has revealed the city is in discussions with British Cycling to host an elite annual road race, likely to attract up to 5,000 spectators, as part of a new partnership with the sports body. Te city’s Sky Ride – a UK-wide initia-


tive to get more people cycling – will also continue for another three years. As part of the agreement, Leicester City


Council will contribute £63,750 over three years, matched by £135,000 from British Cycling. Details: http://lei.sr?a=D0h3x


New £7m Sports Domes officially open in Hartlepool


Te new multi-million pound Sports Domes at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool has officially launched, which includes two inflatable domes with football and golf facilities. The large, bright dome


structures, which can be adapted to suit many sports and leisure pursuits, have been initially set up with a range of popular sports that include indoor golf and foot- ball, as well as a fully equipped gym housing more than 100 workstations. Four golf simulators which allow golfers to


US and aim to cater for people of all fitness levels as well as family groups.


Te Don Valley site will be developed into a sports and wellbeing park


facility to provide all-weather training facilities. Te proposals are backed by partners including both Sheffield universities, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Local Enterprise Partnership, the trust behind the University Technical College (UTC) and Sport England. Details: http://lei.sr?a=K3C7K


Te Sports Domes have been set up with football and golf facilities Alan Cruickshank, marketing director, Te


experience more than 70 of the world’s top courses with interactive graphic images. Te domes have been shipped in from the


Sports Domes, said: “Te facility will allow the local community an alternative means of enjoying year round sport. Golfers can now continue to develop their game throughout the winter months.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=x1d9s


Disability access a priority for Glasgow 2014 Games


Glasgow has outlined how tourists with dis- abilities will be accommodated at next year’s Commonwealth Games. Initiatives would include access statements


at Glasgow hotels, giving visitors an accurate picture of accessibility and training volunteers


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in disability equality and awareness. Games minister Shona Robison said VisitScotland had been working with organisations like Capability Scotland and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to highlight the potential of accessible tourism. Details: http://lei.sr?a=X6s3L


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