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Paralympian's golden backing for new centre

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PARALYMPIAN David Weir has given a thumbs-up to the borough's newest leisure centre.

The gold medallist opened the council's Waddon Leisure Centre at a ceremony on Tuesday evening.

At Fiveways Junction, the centre includes a 25-metre pool, 65-station gym, multi-purpose sports hall and creche. It has been designed to offer "exceptional" access to physically disabled users, the council claims, including a lift into the swimming pool and disabled facilities in the changing rooms.

Mr Weir said: "I was very impressed with the pool and the changing rooms. It's great to see so much equipment that is so suitable for disabled people."

Councillor Phil Thomas, Croydon's cabinet member with responsibility for the borough's sports facilities, said: "This is part of a wider package of commitments that we made to the people of Waddon and residents of Croydon as a whole, and so I'm delighted to see this centre opening."

The centre is open seven days a week, from 6.30am to 10pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm at weekends.

For more information, call 020 8760 0657 or visit www.croydon-leisure.com


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