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Jumper’s joy

PUBLISHED: 18:18 30 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:45 16 August 2010

Bromley
26-07-08
Betts Park, Penge
Broomleigh Housing summer fair
2005 World Triple Jump Champion Tecia Smith jumps the hurdles on her street games

Bromley 26-07-08 Betts Park, Penge Broomleigh Housing summer fair 2005 World Triple Jump Champion Tecia Smith jumps the hurdles on her street games

YOUNGSTERS were in a spin when an empty laundrette was transformed into a state-of-the-art gym. 2005 World Champion triple jumper Trecia Smith (pictured above) opened the Bromley Active Living Centre in Queen Adelaide Court, Penge on July 19. Celebrati

YOUNGSTERS were in a spin when an empty laundrette was transformed into a state-of-the-art gym.

2005 World Champion triple jumper Trecia Smith (pictured above) opened the Bromley Active Living Centre in Queen Adelaide Court, Penge on July 19.

Celebrating the launch of the new gym, youngsters took part in boxing pad workouts, workshops led by Crystal Palce FC and Cricket for Change as well as other attractions including a bouncy castle and face painting.

The centre will provide free fitness facilities to people of all ages after a £300,000 investment by Broomleigh Housing and London Active Communities and their partner contractors.

More than £65,000 was spent on the makeover and activities will be funded for the next three years by Sports England. Victoria Whittle, head of community investment at Broomleigh Housing Association, said: "The Bromley Active Living Centre will offer a full range of activities for people of all ages.


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