The new Clubhouse at Woodbank Park Athletics Stadium has officially opened in the presence of a number of Rio Paralympians, medal winners in Brazil.
Stockport Council, with support from Stockport Harriers & Athletic Club and Sport England, has funded the replacement of the Clubhouse.
With a total project cost of approximately £0.5m, the dilapidated and uneconomical building has been replaced by a new, efficient modular pavilion.
The facility now offers a comfortable and functional Clubhouse as well as high quality track and field facilities which is hoped will lead to increased participation and use of the clubhouse.
Rio Paralympians, including medal winners Andy Small and Carly Tait, together with the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport (Councillor Chris Gordon and Dr Margaret Gordon), attended the event, along with the legend Ron Hill.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Communities, said: “This is a great example of partnership working that has brought the pavilion back to life with excellent track facilities. We are proud of the Woodbank Athletics Stadium and I’m sure it will continue to benefit the Stockport Harriers, the local community and future Olympians and Paralympians after the outstanding achievements at the 2016 Rio games.”
For more information on upcoming events and activities visit Woodbank Athletics Stadium please contact 0161 476 0009