Olympic medallist Colin Jackson CBE and Paralympic Champion Katie-George Dunlevy were on hand to help launch the new partnership between Everyone Active and Crawley Borough Council.
Yesterday (November 14) marked the start of the ten-year relationship which will see the award-winning leisure operator take over the management of K2 Crawley, the Bewbush Centre and Broadfield 3G Pitch and Pavilion.
Colin hosted the day and shared his experiences of working as an Everyone Active Sporting Champions ambassador, while Dunlevy shared details of her training at the centres in Crawley and winning Paralympic gold in Rio.
Colin then set a series of gym challenges before cheering on pupils from Thomas Bennett Community College trying to beat the times set by the Olympian.
World record holder, Colin Jackson, said: “I was thrilled to be at the launch of the new partnership between Everyone Active and Crawley Borough Council. It was a great day. I can’t wait to see the partnership progress in the future.”
Paralympic Champion, Katie-George Dunlevy, said: “The day went really well. I know that everyone is very positive about the relationship and the future. I know that everyone is really excited to get started.”
Stuart Mills, Everyone Active area contract manager, said: “This is a very exciting time for sports and leisure in the borough. The council has already invested in improving centres to ensure people have access to state-of-the-art facilities, and we’re proud to have been chosen to deliver these across the community.
“We are very much looking forward to working with Crawley Borough Council and helping them achieve their goal of providing a top quality service while building healthier communities by encouraging more people to get active.”
Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Wellbeing at Crawley Borough Council, said: “This is an exciting new chapter in the history of K2 Crawley, the Bewbush Centre and Broadfield 3G Pitch and Pavilion.
“Our partnership with Everyone Active will provide leisure users with a quality service and inspire more and more people to get involved in physical activities.”