Lammas Leisure Centre is celebrating after scooping the Kids Award recognising children’s sports provision at a prestigious industry awards night at Manchester Central.
The ukactive Awards are the health and fitness sector’s largest celebration of innovation and excellence, with over 800 attendees. The annual presentation night took place on Thursday (6 June) with Everyone Active taking home three awards.
Lammas Leisure Centre, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Ashfield District Council won the Kids Award for putting national challenges such as childhood obesity and activity guidelines at its focal point while utilising its first-class facilities to engage children and young people in activities to benefit their health.
Councillor Tom Hollis, Deputy Leader of Ashfield District Council, said: “The facilities that are available for young people in Ashfield are something we should be proud of. The award is just the icing on the cake following the fantastic work that has been put in by the Council and our partners at Lammas Leisure Centre.”
Councillor Hollis was speaking during a tour of leisure facilities across the district as the Council builds plans to bring a state-of-the-art leisure destination to Kirkby.
He continued: “We have fantastic swimming facilities at both Hucknall Leisure Centre and at Lammas Leisure Centre in Sutton so I can’t wait to see our plans for Kirkby’s long-promised pool come to life! Similarly to Lammas, the Kirkby destination will have a facility mix that provides something for everyone, as well as bringing new activities to Ashfield.”
Paul Blakemore, general manager at Lammas Leisure Centre, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised for innovatively engaging young people through our facility programme and also the excellent work we do in the community and with local schools to promote activity.
“From our official partnership with Inclusive Skating, to our specialist swimming lesson support for children with mental and physical disabilities including ADHD and autism, we are committed to helping all young people stay active in a fun and motivating environment.”
Everyone Active, who also manages four other leisure centres across Ashfield including Edgewood and Hucknall Leisure Centre also picked up the awards for Digital Transformation of the Year and Insight.
For more information about Everyone Active and Lammas Leisure Centre, visit www.everyoneactive.com/centre/lammas-leisure-centre