This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Contacts:


The Leisure Media Company Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ, UK Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 Fax: +44 (0)1462 433909 e-mail: please use contacts' fullname@leisuremedia.com


Subscriptions subs@leisuremedia.com Editor Liz Terry 01462 431385 Head of News Jak Phillips 01462 471938 Journalists Tom Anstey 01462 471916 Helen Andrews 01462 471902 Architecture and Design Katie Buckley 01462 471936 Products Editor Jason Holland +44(0)1462 471922 Design Ed Gallagher 01905 20198 Internet Dean Fox 01462 471900 Tim Nash 01462 471917 Emma Harris 01462 471921 Publisher Julie Badrick 01462 471919 Publisher, Spa Opportunities Astrid Ros 01462 471911 Associate Publisher Paul Thorman 01462 471904 Associate Publisher/ Property Desk Simon Hinksman 01462 471905 Account Manager Jed Taylor 01462 471914 Financial Administrator Denise Adams 01462 471930 Circulation Manager Michael Emmerson 01462 471932


Subscribe to Leisure Opportunities, Online: www.leisuresubs.com Email: subs@leisuremedia.com Tel: +44 (0)1462 471913 Annual subscription rates are UK £31, Europe £41, Rest of world £62, students UK £16.


Leisure Opportunities is published fortnightly by Te Leisure Media Company Limited, Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ, UK and is distributed in the USA by SPP, 75 Aberdeen Road, Emigsville, PA 17318-0437. Periodicals postage paid @ Manchester, PA POSTMASTER Send US address changes to Leisure Opportunities, c/o PO Box 437,Emigsville, PA 17318-0437. Te views expressed in print are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the publisher Te Leisure Media Company Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recorded or otherwise without the prior permission of the copyright holder. Printed by Warners Midland plc. ©Te Leisure Media Company Limited 2014 ISSN 0952/8210


2


SPORT Wimbledon to return to Plough Lane


AFC Wimbledon has submi t ted a planning application to Merton Council for a new stadium at Plough Lane in South London. The League Two football club is planning to build a 11,000-capacity stadium on the site of Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium – a location the club calls its “spiritual home”. Te application has been


submitted in partnership with residential builder Galliard Homes and seeks permission to build 600 residential units along with retail and commercial space plus a leisure club. Detailed plans will not be available until


An artist’s impression of the planned stadium at the Greyhound site Samuelson said: “Tis is the culmination


Merton Council has completed its verification process, which is expected to take until the end of the year (2014). Te plans will then be made available for public scrutiny. According to AFC Wimbledon CEO Erik


Samuelson, the master plan seeks to revitalise the Greyhound Stadium area of Merton and bring economic benefits to the area – as well as community facilities for local residents.


of 18 months of intensive work for the club, Galliard Homes and our team of advisers. It’s a comprehensive proposal covering every aspect of the development and associated issues.” Te club currently plays at the 4,800-capac-


ity Kingsmeadow stadium, which it shares with semi-professional club Kingstonian. AFC Wimbledon was founded by fans of Wimbledon FC (WFC) in 2002 aſter WFC moved to Milton Keynes and became MK Dons. Details: http://lei.sr?a=z9Y5D


GB Basketball secures emergency funding


GB Basketball has secured an emergency £1.18m funding package from Sport England to support the Team GB elite teams. Te funding will contribute to the travel


and coaching costs for the teams compet- ing in international competition, securing the immediate future of Britain’s elite men and women’s basketball teams. The future of the high performance


teams seemed to be under threat earlier this year aſter UK Sport, which funds elite and Olympic teams, pulled its funding of British Basketball due to the lack of success on court. It deemed the national govern- ing body “had not done enough” to prove it could medal at the 2016 or 2020 Games. While Sport England – which usu-


British Basketball has welcomed the consultation


ally funds grassroots and community sport projects – has provided the emergency fund- ing, UK Sport has agreed to provide British Basketball with additional technical advice. Tis covers talent identification, development


of coaches, and the areas of science, medicine and technology to support elite teams. Te Sport England funding will also come


with new and stronger conditions around the governance of basketball. Expert support


Read Leisure Opportunities online: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/digital


from UK Sport will look to address the root causes of basketball’s underperformance against its targets in previous years. Since having its elite funding cut, the men’s


Team GB basketball team has only won one of its 11 games. During that time it suffered a disastrous qualifying campaign in its efforts to reach the Eurobasket 2015 tournament – los- ing all four of its games and finishing bottom of its group. Details: http://lei.sr?a=Z2H6Z


Twitter: @leisureopps © CYBERTREK 2014


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24