This morning, partners involved in the development of a brand new leisure centre in Eastleigh were invited to attend a preview of the facilities, which include a 3 netball court sports hall, full International run offs and spectator seating. As well as the indoor facilities, there are also 3 new outdoor netball courts. England Netball together with Netball South and Hampshire Netball have supported the project, with the intention of it being a Regional Netball Centre for the South. A capital grant of £90,000 has been awarded to Eastleigh Borough Council as a contribution to the overall costs of the Leisure Centre. This has ensured that the facilities built meet 'Premier' netball specifications, which according to an audit undertaken by England Netball in 2015, were lacking in the South Region.
The Centre opens to the public on Tuesday 28 November.
People in the picture (from left) are
Chris Grainger, Chair, Hampshire Netball
Carol Williams, Chair, Netball South
Charlotte Malyon, Facilities manager, England Netball
Carey McCormick, Hampshire NDO, England Netball
Debbie Spindlow, Hampshire NDO, England Netball