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Open night to launch reopening of Markethill Recreation Centre

Markethill recreation centre

Markethill Recreation Centre will host an Open Night on Wednesday 10 September from 6pm until 9pm to launch the re-opening of the facility to the general public from the 6 October 2014 until 2 April 2015.

Markethill recreation centre

Markethill recreation centre

Residents are encouraged to come along to the open night to see the state-of-the-art fitness suite, get fitness advice from qualified fitness instructors, watch machine demonstrations and have the opportunity to purchase a 6 month membership special offer of £80, only available on the night. Prizes and light refreshments will also be available.

Cusher Councillors, have welcomed the reopening of the dual use scheme. They said: “It’s great news for Markethill and the surrounding area that the Centre will be reopening for another six-months and we encourage local people to use this recreation facility as part of a healthy lifestyle.”

As with previous years, Armagh City and District Council will manage the facility which will be opened Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5.00pm to 9.30pm. The Centre offers the public a fitness suite, a variety of activity classes and a main hall which may be booked for activities such as football, badminton and basketball.

Armagh City and District Council Leisure Services Officer, Paul Hanna said: “This is a real opportunity for the recreation centre to become the main focal point for the whole community and I would encourage everyone to grasp this opportunity with both hands in order to make it a success.”

James Maxwell, Principal of Markethill High School, added: “I am delighted that we are once again working in collaboration with Armagh City and District Council to offer the residents of Markethill and surrounding communities the opportunity to avail of our state-of-the art facilities. This year the Recreation Centre aims to be bigger and better than ever before, and we are very keen for people to come and look around our facilities on Wednesday 10th September between 6pm and 9pm, including individuals, teams and community groups”

Markethill Recreation Centre is based within the Sports Annex of Markethill High School, it works in partnership with the Southern Education and Library Board and Armagh City and District Council. Since 2011, the Centre has been opening annually for a six month period in dual use with the School.

Anyone interested in using the facilities should contact Markethill Recreation Centre on 07760176769 between 5.00pm and 9.30pm Monday to Thursday or Richhill Recreation Centre on 028 3887 0718 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Saturday.

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