THE LEADER of Birmingham City Council Coun Ian Ward has officially opened the newly-refurbished Sports Hall At Colmers School and Sixth Form College in Rednal.
The hall was transformed over the summer holidays after investment from the council and the revamp included a state-of-the-art flooring, providing a perfect playing surface for a variety of sports.
New LED lighting brings the sports hall to a standard that will allow competitive sports fixtures and new match play and height adjustable basketball goals will enable both national league basketball competition and junior league tournaments to take place at the venue.
Coun Ward said: “As we countdown to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, this fantastic refurbishment supports both the school and the local community to deliver more active sports and we are absolutely delighted to be able to fund the work from the Longbridge Infrastructure Trust.”
Colmers’ headteacher Emma Leaman, said: “We want our students to have access to great facilities and are passionate about our local community having access to these facilities outside of the school day.
“This wonderful investment in our sports hall makes such a difference to the sporting activities that our students can experience within our PE curriculum.”
She added their partnership with Bromsgrove Bears Basketball Club showed just what could be achieved by the school and local partners working together to ensure wonderful sporting experiences for both the students and the local community.
Chris Gibbs Bromsgrove Bears’ managing director, said the club was very fortunate to have such an excellent partnership with Colmers School and Sixth Form.
“The newly refurbished spots hall will enable us to deliver both grass roots and national league level basketball for all age ranges and genders.”
Membership is open to all members of the community.
Email Bromsgrovebearsbasketball1@gmail.com for more.