News from our partners: Oswestry Leisure Centre a finalist at National Fitness Awards
News from our partners Shropshire Community Leisure Trust Ltd
Oswestry Leisure Centre has been named as a finalist at this year’s National Fitness Awards in the category, Local Authority Gym of the Year.
The National Fitness Awards, first staged in 2010, recognise achievement and excellence in the health and fitness industry, with prizes awarded in over 20 categories. Every year, there are hundreds of nominated sites and individuals, but the judges have chosen just seven finalists for Local Authority Gym of the Year, with the centres competing against Oswestry dotted across the country from Basingstoke to Burnley, Canvey Island to Christchurch.
This is the first time in its history that the centre, which is managed by Shropshire Community Leisure Trust Ltd on behalf of Shropshire Council, has made the final in the event, which will be held at Leicester’s Athena venue on Friday 26 November 2021.
Chris Stanbrook, Partnership Manager for Shropshire Community Leisure Trust, said:-
“Congratulations to the team at Oswestry on making the final at the National Fitness Awards. It’s a great community-focused centre, which deserves its moment in the sun.
“I’ll be over the moon on 26 November if we’re able to bring this prize back to Shropshire!”
Peter Davis, Shropshire Council’s leisure services manager, said:-
“This is fantastic news and underlines the recent achievements of the centre staff team and the Trust’s managing agent Serco Leisure. Having been involved in the design and development of Oswestry Leisure Centre and seen the health and fitness provision improve dramatically since the beginning of the council’s partnership with the Trust, I have my fingers firmly crossed for success next month.”
Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, culture, leisure and tourism, and transport, added:-
“Oswestry Leisure Centre is an excellent facility and I’m so pleased that it and, most importantly, the staff who run it have been recognised in this way. I wish them the very best of luck next month.”
In partnership with Serco Leisure and on behalf of Shropshire Council, Shropshire Community Leisure Trust manages Market Drayton Swimming Pool, Oswestry Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Sports Village and The Quarry Swimming Pools.
For more information about all of the trust’s centres and what they’ve got to offer, visit the website: https://www.shropshireleisurecentres.com/
Shropshire Community Leisure Trust
In partnership with Serco Leisure and on behalf of Shropshire Council, Shropshire Community Leisure Limited manages Market Drayton Swimming Pool, Oswestry Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Sports Village and The Quarry Swimming Pools.
Our vision is the creation and maintenance of a first-class range of healthy leisure and recreational activities and facilities to serve all parts of the communities in the areas we operate.
We work in partnership with the community and all relevant bodies including but not restricted to existing providers of relevant leisure and recreational activities, Shropshire council, local town councils and parish councils, and potential funding partners. For more information, visit our website: Shropshire Community Leisure Trust
Serco Leisure is a provider of leisure industry solutions, working with clients to bring high quality services to sites throughout England, in Northern Ireland and on the island of Jersey.
Our ethos is affordable leisure time entertainment for all. We manage gyms, swimming pools, cycle hire schemes, event venues and National Sports Centres, including Bisham Abbey, Lillieshall, and the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont Country Park.