This Saturday 14th May sees the grand and official opening of the fantastic new facilities at the University Academy Keighley. The athletics track and associated sports facilities will be unveiled at the newly-built University Academy, Greenhead Road, Keighley. The day has been organised by students from Leeds Metropolitan University as part of their Sports Business and Sports Development degree course, in conjunction with Keighley & Craven Athletic Club and UKA.
A wide range of activities and opportunities are planned from 11am to 3pm and will give athletes a chance to look around the facilities, culminating in the official opening of the track by Mrs Angela Woodcock, whose late husband John was such an inspiration and driving force behind athletics in the Keighley and Bradford area before his untimely death from cancer in 2006. John would have been delighted to see the fabulous facilities that have now, after many years of hard work been developed in perfect time for the lead up to London 2012 and the legacy beyond.
Keighley is now a real centre for ongoing high quality sports development for all standards and abilities and the future looks very bright indeed. If you're local (or even if you're not!) get down to Keighley on Saturday. I'll definitely be there ogling the new track along with M to celebrate the arrival of some top notch facilities at long last. In the meantime pass on the news round your networks to kick off the summer athletcis season in style... hope to see you there.