Free open day at Duston Sports Centre

The new Duston Sports Centre, Cotswold Lane.
The new Duston Sports Centre, Cotswold Lane.

A free open day to mark the official opening of Duston Sports Centre in Northampton will take place on Saturday.

The new centre, in Cotswold Avenue, comprises of a gym, a main hall for sports such as badminton, and a studio which runs fitness classes including yoga, zumba and aerobics.

From 10am–4pm the centre will be open to give everyone a chance to look at the new facilities, meet local sport clubs and try their hands at sports including football, aikido, judo and karate.

All the activities are free and are suitable for the whole family. Drinks will also be served all day in the new Timken Lounge at the centre.

Ian Redfern, managing director of Northampton Leisure Trust, said: “Even though the centre only opened in September we’ve had a really positive reaction to the new facilities. To mark the official opening we’re inviting the local community to come along, have a look at the new facilities and try a new sport.”

A plaque commemorating the official opening of the centre was unveiled earlier this week.

Councillor Alan Earle, chair of Duston Parish Council, which funded the sports centre, said: “We wanted to create a new centre which would offer first class sporting facilities for local people. It has already become a popular community facility and we’re all looking forward to the open day.”