Climbing Centres – in converted churches, warehouses or wherever!

This is the title of one of the presentations at Great facilities for community sport and physical activity…where, how, who? A conference which focuses on how best to develop facilities which increases the number of active people in an enterprising and sustainable way

30th April 2014

Meadow Park Conference Centre

Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3RN

This one-day event will provide lots of examples of best practice of identifying, creating and/or developing great facilities for people to become more active. Different solutions from different environments by different people

Delegates can learn from others and adapt ideas to suit their own environment. Pick up helpful insights, learning from people themselves and the providers who have been successful.

 This presentation will over:

 John is an internationally renowned climber and has established many world class new routes over the last 25 years. He was instrumental in bringing competition climbing to the UK in the late 1980s.

In 2005 John set up the Manchester Climbing Centre in a former church (built 1878) supported by a grant from Eng Heritage replacing pews with synthetic rock faces and place a cave where once an altar stood. Regeneration does not always equal apartments. He has since and has since established major indoor climbing centres in Harrogate and Reading (the latter in a converted warehouse).

Many new climbing centres have indeed played a key role in inner-city regeneration while providing low-cost, contemporary sports and social facilities.

This presentation will cover how the fast-growing sport of climbing are demonstrating how creativity and community collaboration can help develop sustainable facilities, often at very low cost.

For more information about this event call 01423 326 660 or email svend@smnuk.

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