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PR 2164

03 March 2008

K2 Crawley makes Olympic training camp guide

K2 Crawley has been included within London 2012's Pre-Games Training Camp Guide it was announced today (Monday, March 3).

Cllr Beryl MeCrow, portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture at Crawley Council, said: "It's absolutly brilliant news for Crawley and Sussex. We'll be working very closely with all our partners in surrounding towns and districts to make sure that the Olympians and local people get the best out of this unique opportunity.

"Visiting athletes will inspire local young people and adults to lead healthier lifestyles, encourage more volunteers and develop training programmes to improve skills and promote the Olympic values to all. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity."

K2 Crawley will offer training facilities for the Olympic sports of athletics, swimming, water polo, badminton, basketball, fencing, trampoline, table tennis and triathlon.

The Crawley venue forms part of the Gawick Diamond consortium which includes venues in Horsham, Mid Sussex and Brighton and Hove, including the East Grinstead hockey club and the Hickstead show jumping ground.

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Mark Robinson.

Tel: 01293 438717 Email: mark.robinson@crawley.gov.uk

  

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