Laurie Jamie [ General Manager – Serco ] will spend the evening with Newport Society talking about the wonderful National Sports Centre on Newport’s doorstep. The presentation will take in a little of the history of the site from Duke of Sutherland’s hunting lodge to H.M. The Queen to The Sport’s Council.

Of course no tale of Lilleshall would be complete without some reference to “1966 and all that” – for the uninitiated it was the base for Alf Ramsey’s World Cup winning squad – football.

Today the Centre houses facilities for World class sportsmen and women in a variety of sports but still manages to accommodate Regional and local Community competitors. However the complex is much, much more than just a “Sports Centre” and Laurie will explain the range of other opportunities that are on offer.

Currently undergoing a very significant facelift the Centre is a wonderful example of how “Excellence” can be delivered on a variety of fronts thanks to Sport England and Serco.

Newport Society (formerly Newport Civic Society) will be hosting the event which takes place on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston TF10 9JG.

Everyone is welcome to attend. A small charge of £2 is made for non-members to cover hall costs & refreshments.

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