Sport Facilities in Hereford

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Sport Facilities in Hereford

Postby Anna » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:48 am

We need more sport facilities in the county! With the Olympics inspiring so many people we need to keep up the momentum by providing low cost or free facilities for residents to use. There is a really good opportunity here to encourage the younger generation to take up sport and get fit, but we need to provide the facilities for them to do so…

Re: Sport Facilities in Hereford

Postby administrator » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:39 am

Hi Anna Thanks for your post I'm interested to know more about your thoughts on this subject. Are there specific sports facilities that you think the county needs and any areas of the county that are more lacking in facilities than others? Are there any facilities or sports programmes in the county that you think are particularly good which you would like to see replicated?
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Re: Sport Facilities in Hereford

Postby Niklas Ceolmund » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:32 pm

I couldn't agree more Anna, there are no athletics tracks I can think of that are accessible to young people in North Herefordshire, it's all very well having cricket, football and rugby pitches and swimming pools but where are the track and field opportunities?
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Re: Sport Facilities in Hereford

Postby Guest » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:36 pm

Ross on Wye needs an indoor leisure centre, which might include all or any of the following:

Indoor tennis courts;
Velodrome for track cycling (being on the M50, people would travel from far and wide for this facility, bringing valuable economic as well as social and health benefits to our market town and the county);
Indoor climbing wall;
Squash courts;
Sports hall (football; badminton; basketball etc, etc.)
Table Tennis;

May be others can add ideas to this list that would be beneficial to residents and bring people to the town to spend money with local businesses.

Re: Sport Facilities in Hereford

Postby Colin M » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:08 pm

administrator wrote:These types of facilities would require major capital investment where would you like to see money diverted from in order to make this happen?

I don't feel that money would have to be diverted, why not talk to the schools and look to form a partnership with them to utilize their existing facilities and hope to improve them in the future, perhaps a membership fee for the public with all the proceeds being put back into investment, not swallowed up by Admin and red tape. Possibly talking to local teams ie football, tennis etc and allowing them to use the facilities free of charge, but requiring them to "teach" or train for a number of hours per week.
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Re: Sport Facilities in Hereford

Postby administrator » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:00 am

These types of facilities would require major capital investment where would you like to see money diverted from in order to make this happen?
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