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Lord Coe to officially open new £6.1m sports centre at Stamford Endowed Schools

By kay_kelly  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

  • Lord Sebastian Coe is to officially open Stamford Endowed Schools' new multi-million pound sports facilities.

  • Stamford Endowed Schools' new Sports Centre and Memorial Pool will be officially opened by Lord Sebastian Coe

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Lord Sebastian Coe, the man who spearheaded the successful London Olympics bid, is to officially open Stamford Endowed Schools' new multi-million pound sports facilities.

The Rt Hon Lord Coe will visit the £6.1m Sports Centre and Memorial Pool, which includes a 25m swimming pool and fitness suite, next Friday.

Pupils will have the chance to talk to the newly-appointed chairman of the British Olympic Association before he addresses the assembled guests and declares the building open.

Stephen Roberts, principal of Stamford Endowed Schools, said: "With the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games and of Team GB, there has been a resurgence in the level of participation in sport across the country.

"Lord Coe has become a figurehead for this and, as such, the schools are very fortunate to have him officially open the new Sports Centre and Memorial Pool.

"The Centre gives pupils access to first-class facilities, such as the fitness suite and pool, which will help them enjoy sports at recreational and competitive levels."

The opening event will be a fitting finale to the schools' own Olympic Legacy week, aimed at celebrating the students' many sporting successes as well as the range of sports available.

During Lord Coe's visit there will be a showcase of sport in the centre and surrounding pitches including hockey, tennis, netball, squash, cricket, swimming, fencing, gymnastics, rugby and football.

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