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November 07, 2020

Lord Mayor congratulates Couch to 5k graduates

PORTADOWN C25K group have graduated with flying colours following an 8-week programme facilitated by Everybody Active Coach Nick Rusk in Portadown People’s Park. Group sessions ran twice per week on a Monday and Wednesday evening with participants completing a third weekly session in their own time.  At the final session the group completed the graduation…

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November 02, 2020

New South Lake Leisure Centre safely opens in Craigavon

The new South Lake Leisure Centre opened safely to the public and in line with current public health guidelines today, Monday 2 November 2020. The expansive state-of-the-art facility is home to a brand new 50-metre, eight-lane swimming pool and 1,000m2 gym – the largest on the island of Ireland – and is now open seven…

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November 01, 2020

Get ready to feel good at South Lake Leisure Centre’s Health and Wellbeing Suite

Prior to the highly anticipated opening of South Lake Leisure Centre on 02 November, more details about the Health and Wellbeing suite within the Centre have been announced. The adult only Health and Wellbeing Suite is a bespoke space within the South Lake Leisure Centre overlooking the tranquil Craigavon Lakes, and is set to be…

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November 01, 2020

Race is on for Junior Sports Awards nominations

In recognition of the sporting accolades achieved coupled with the remarkable talent shown by young sports people across the borough during this extremely challenging year, Lord Mayor Councillor Kevin Savage is encouraging everyone to get nominating for the Junior Sports Awards 2020. The annual Junior Sports Awards celebration, which will be held virtually due to…

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November 01, 2020

Council awards contract for hospitality services at South Lake Leisure Centre

Leading local social enterprise incredABLE awarded contract to deliver hospitality services at South Lake Leisure Centre. Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has appointed leading local service provider and social enterprise incredABLE to operate the new café and a suite of hospitality services at the new state-of-the art South Lake Leisure Centre. The new…

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November 01, 2020

Council and Sports Forum keep coaches and clubs’ training on track with online workshops

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in partnership with Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum are calling on coaches and sports clubs across the borough to further develop their knowledge and skills by availing of online training opportunities being offered as part of the Coach Education and Club Development Programme for 2020/21. In light of…

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September 30, 2020

IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO LEARN TO SWIM?

Is it too late to learn to swim? Week Four of the Public Health Agency ‘Mental Wellbeing NI 2020’ campaign focuses on the need to ‘keep learning’ as one of the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing. This week, we are focusing on how learning to swim as an adult can bring health and wellbeing benefits…

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September 21, 2020

getactive on National Fitness Day with our FREE Gym sessions

National Fitness Day takes place on Wednesday 23 September, to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity the getactiveabc team are offering FREE 1 hour Gym sessions at any of the below facilities: Banbridge Leisure Centre  Craigavon Leisure Centre Dromore Community Centre Gilford Community Centre Rathfriland Community Centre Tandragee Recreation Centre Booking is essential…

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September 20, 2020

GENERAL MANAGER PAUL COLEMAN GEARS UP FOR THE OPENING OF SOUTH LAKE LEISURE CENTRE

Paul Coleman talks to getactiveabc about his passion for the leisure industry, the heartbeat of South Lake Leisure Centre and playing county cricket in South Africa in his younger days.   What are your thoughts Paul as the opening of South Lake approaches? I have various emotions, pride first. I am especially proud of the…

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September 14, 2020

Urgent notice: Swimming Lesson Bookings

Urgent notice: Swimming Lesson Bookings Unfortunately due to technical difficulties Council is unable to take on line swimming lesson bookings on the new home swimming portal until the 15th September. Please try again tomorrow

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