Swimmers take the plunge into new era

Swimmers take the plunge into new era

The next generation of home-grown Olympic swimmers are training using state-of-the-art facilities at the new Harvey Hadden Sports Village, ahead of Beechdale Swimming Centre closing its doors to the public on Friday 28 August. Beechdale has played its part in the success stories of Olympic Gold Medallist Rebecca Adlington and Paralympic Gold Medallists Sam and […]

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Parklives brings summer of free fun to Nottingham

Parklives brings summer of free fun to Nottingham

Nottingham parents and their purses will be spared this summer as Nottingham ParkLives launches hundreds of new free summer activity sessions in local parks, with families encouraged to try their hand at everything from Zumba to Tai Chi. With different activity types to try entirely free of charge, this is one summer outing that won’t […]

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City pledges to become fastest growing city for disability sport

City pledges to become fastest growing city for disability sport

Nottingham is one of three UK cities selected to host National Paralympic Day (NPD) on Saturday 25 July 2015,10am – 5pm. The ‘pop up’ event taking place on Smithy Row aims to engage with disability groups, individuals and partners whilst raising awareness and profile of Paralympic sports and elite athletes ahead of RIO 2016. It […]

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Free tennis experience at the UK’s largest community tennis centre

Free tennis experience at the UK’s largest community tennis centre

The UK’s largest community tennis centre is looking to get more Nottingham people onto court this summer with an exclusive free tennis offer. A successful summer of tennis rounded off by a dramatic victory for Great Britain at Sunday’s Davis Cup has seen heightened interest in the sport in Nottingham and beyond. Mike Wisner, Chief […]

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Injury forces Tsonga out of Aegon Open Nottingham

Injury forces Tsonga out of Aegon Open Nottingham

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out the Aegon Open Nottingham, which will see World No. 7 David Ferrer and third seed Feliciano Lopez finish preparations for The Championships, Wimbledon, at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Also entered into the ATP 250 event in the East Midlands is World No. 13 Gilles Simon and Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller, […]

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Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games ceremonies theme announced

Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games ceremonies theme announced

The themes for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games have been announced as ‘Aspirations’ and ‘Transformations’. Nottingham arts organisations City Arts and Dance4 have been commissioned by the local organising committee Cerebral Palsy Sport to produce ceremonies for the Games. Directed by acclaimed actor/director Jamie Beddard, who has cerebral […]

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Sport England investment ensures tennis for all on the back of Aegon Open Nottingham

Sport England investment ensures tennis for all on the back of Aegon Open Nottingham

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that it has secured significant financial backing from Sport England for a series of participation events around this summer’s Aegon Open Nottingham tennis tournament. The £199,300 Sport England Major Events Engagement Fund grant was announced during the Aegon Open Nottingham and will link the tournament with projects that will make […]

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British players Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne offered wildcards into Aegon Open Nottingham

British players Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne offered wildcards into Aegon Open Nottingham

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has confirmed today that British pair Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne have been awarded wildcards to enter the main draw for the Aegon Open Nottingham. Konta, the British No.2, and rising star Dunne will play on the grass courts of the Nottingham Tennis Centre as part of their preparations for […]

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Record breaking facilities at Harvey Hadden

Record breaking facilities at Harvey Hadden

The athletics track at Harvey Hadden stadium has achieved a category A classification for the first time following certification by UK Athletics. The highest grade has been achieved thanks to the additional eighth lane and infield improvements like relocation of long and triple jump pits, upgraded pole vault facility, shot putt and discus area. The […]

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