University sports centres officially named and opened by Lord Grocott

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 17, 2013 04:50 PM |
Official opening for The Roger Bettles Sports Centre and The Danielle Brown Sports Centre
University sports centres officially named and opened by Lord Grocott

Roger Bettles and Danielle Brown

The University has announced that its sports centres on campus and on Manor Road, Oadby are set to be officially named and opened on Thursday 19 September by University Chancellor, Lord Grocott.

The Roger Bettles Sport Centre on Manor Road, Oadby, includes a 25m pool, sauna and steam rooms, and a 600m2 gym and aerobics studio.  Mr Bettles was born in Leicester and was elected Chair of the University Council between 2007-2013.

The Sports Centre on the University Campus has been named after Paralympic gold medallist Danielle Brown and features a 20m pool, sauna and steam room, a cardiovascular gym and a double size sports hall. Ms Brown, who studied Law at the University, won her second successive Paralympic games archery gold medal in 2012. She also received the Alumni of the Year award from well-known broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan.

She was bestowed an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Leicester in 2013.

The University recently became part of the Department of Health’s £10 million programme for the East Midlands, to form the country’s first ever National Sports and Exercise Medicine Centre of Excellence.

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L-R: Professor Burgess, Lord Grocott and Mr Bettles at the opening of the Roger Bettles Sports Centre.

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TThe opening of the Danielle Brown Sports Centre, L-R: Professor Burgess, Lord Grocott and Danielle Brown

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