Brian Ashton opens new sport and fitness centre Lancaster and Morcambe college
There was a scrum of activity when a former England Rugby coach opened a college’s new sports centre. LMC Sport and Fitness, the new centre at Lancaster and Morecambe College, was launched in style by Brian Ashton last month.
The glitzy event was also attended by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lancaster, councillor Paul Woodruff, Ann Morris the chief executive of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, representatives from sports clubs and other personalities.
The state of the art facilities were shown off by local teams and college sports tutors with the Vale of Lune RUFC training on the artificial 3G pitch and the local netball league taking part in a tournament on the Multi Use Games Area. David Wood, chief executive and principal of the college, started proceedings for the evening with a speech on upcoming developments for the college.
Following this, the centre was officially inaugurated by Mr Ashton, who spoke about his experience of coaching experienced professional players and young people in sport, offering words of advice and encouragement to college tutors.
Nick Barrett, LMC Sport and Fitness manager, said: “The evening has been a great success and an excellent opportunity to show off our amazing facilities and what we have to offer to the local community.
“Many of the guests have commented on how impressed they are with the facilities and the great value for money.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming them and many other new members to the centre in the coming months.”