Tech-driven activity hub launches in Kirklees Players must use physical movement, speed,

agility and strategy to locate and reach hidden transponder boxes. Once found, the box is ‘Tagged’ using an electronic chip imprinted in a wristband. Each time a player tags a box, points are awarded. Electronic scoreboards keep a real-time track

of how individuals are performing, with music and mood lighting to enhance the atmosphere and create an exciting, stimulating environment which encourages mental and physical prowess. TAG active caters for youngsters, with statistics

Batley Sports Centre has become the first public sector facility to offer an indoor obstacle course that utilises the latest technological innovations to motivate and engage tech savvy youngsters in physical activity. Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL), which operates

the site, has launched Tag active as part of a £1.5minvestment to create a 12,000sq ft activity and adventure hub.

showing the highest engagement by 11 to 14 year olds. The facility will be complemented by an Adventure Play zone for toddlers through to seven years old. “The indoor adventure area means we have

something new to offer the younger generation; a place where families can come together to enjoy physical activity. Encouraging physical literacy at an early age is absolutely vital if we

Denton Wellness Centre gets the green light

Construction is set to get underway later this year on a £14m leisure scheme in Tameside after the development received planning approval. Developed by commercial developer

Network Space, Denton Wellness Centre will include an eight-lane competition swimming pool, learner pool, spa area, fitness suite and tenpin bowling alley. Pozzoni Architecture has designed the centre to be accessible by all. Other facilities will

include meeting rooms, children’s soft play area and multi-use studio spaces. The development is being delivered for

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and following completion of the facility, will be managed by the council’s leisure operator Active Tameside. Willmott Dixon has been appointed for the

construction which is expected to begin on site later this year. The development is set to be constructed over 15 months. 7

are to address the growing inactivity crisis. Youngsters need to be provided with spaces which enthuse and encourage movement. This investment has been committed to achieve just that,” says Barry Turnbull, business development manager at KAL. The project was developed by Alliance Leisure

under the UK Leisure Framework with ISG acting as contractors.

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