New £220,000 sports facility to benefit students

9th May 2013 1:38pm - Return to press releases

Students celebrate new multi-use games areaStudents at East Riding College will benefit from a new £220,000 multi-use games area (MUGA) from September.
The Bridlington campus facility will have a playing surface covering 1,789 square metres and will be built during the summer to be open in time for the new academic year.
It will accommodate three tennis courts, two five-a-side football pitches and three basketball courts, and will also be marked out for netball, volleyball, handball, hockey and cricket practice.
The facility will be used by students on sports courses as part of their practical and coaching sessions and by others in their extra-curricular activities, as well as by the community and sports clubs.

Head of sport Paul Smith said: “The development of the MUGA will give East Riding College one of the best all-weather facilities at a school or college in the region.
“It will have enormous benefits for all students but especially for our sports students, who will have access to this excellent facility for their practical, coaching and theory sessions.
“It will be of particular benefit to students on our Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching, Development and Fitness and our foundation degree and top-up degree courses.”

Among those to take advantage will be year one students on the first year of the two-year Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching, Development and Fitness and those progressing from the Level Two Diploma in Sport including Beth Rounding, 16, from Filey.
Beth said: “I can’t wait to see the pitch in September because it means we’ll be able to play sports at the College more often and in all kinds of conditions.”
Calvin Roche, 17, from Bridlington, said: “The new pitch is going to open up all kinds of opportunities for us to play more sports and hopefully to work with community clubs on our coaching skills.”

The MUGA will have a multi-use tarmac surface and be enclosed by mesh fencing. It will be available for use by students but also for community groups and clubs for sports and activities for adults and children.

For more information on sports courses and facilities at East Riding College, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk or call 0845 120 0037.

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For more information about this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 390720 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk