A 10th birthday celebration for Telford & Wrekin Leisure

The Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre, located in Madeley, Telford was opened in 2012 and Telford and Wrekin Leisure Services team will be celebrating this milestone on Saturday 15 January.

As part of the 10th birthday celebrations the centre is hosting one day of the Free Fitness Weekend on the Saturday, providing tea and coffee refreshments to visitors, showcasing the work of Telford and Wrekin Council’s Healthy Lifestyle team with an opportunity to sign up to the Year of Wellbeing programme as well as featuring a specially designed fruit cake for the occasion created by the Hospitality and Catering students from Telford College. 

Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre offers: 

•state-of-the-art 25 metre swimming pool with movable floor

•Aspirations fitness studio, equipped with 70 pieces of equipment, including Cybex treadmills, Arc trainers and a Life Fitness power climber

•indoor sports hall where badminton, football, basketball, netball and volleyball are played 

•meeting room

Cllr Shaun Davies (Lab), Leader – Telford and Wrekin Council said: 

“This 10th birthday milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic projects that have been delivered in the borough for our residents. We are very proud to be delivering high class leisure and fitness facilities with continuing investment into our centres to ensure a quality fitness provision.

The opening of this sports and leisure centre 10 years ago was a fantastic achievement and a very proud moment, we had a vison from the start to deliver a first class sporting facility with a swimming pool with movable floor, state of the art Aspirations Health & Fitness suite and indoor sporting facilities of the highest calibre which could be used and accessed by the local community, and it’s been great to see so many of our regular customers, members, children and visitors using and enjoying this facility from the very first day the doors opened “”  


Councillor Kelly Middleton (Lab), Cabinet Member for leisure, public health and well-being, equalities and partnerships said:

“A huge thanks to all the staff who have worked over the years at the Abraham Darby Sports and Leisure Centre delivering a great service to residents and visitors, thanks also to all the customers who have joined as members, used the sports and swimming facilities and continued to support the centre. We are looking forward to a great day on Saturday celebrating”. 








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