Canon Hayes centre looks forward to 25th anniversary
the popular Canon Hayes Recreational Centre in Tipperary Town will this year celebrate its 25th anniversary and a number of events are planned to mark this special year.
Centre Chairman, Martin Quinn says that the sports complex is a model of community development and an example of what can be achieved by a community working together in a spirit of active co-operation.
“Tipperary Town can be very proud of the Canon Hayes Centre and of the major role that is has played in the sporting development of the town and region. It has encouraged and promoted active participation in sport and has given something back to the community through initiatives such as the Sports Scholarships Programme and the annual sports awards event. The community has actively supported the centre over the past 25 years and I hope that this support will continue into the future,” said Mr Quinn.
The idea for a complete indoor/outdoor sporting and leisure facility originated with Tipperary Town AC when they sought some land from the local Town Council on which to lay a running track. That initial proposal was the catalyst in bringing together a number of people who spearheaded a campaign that provided Tipperary with a facility that is the envy of many larger towns throughout the country.
There will be a number of events during the year to mark the 25th anniversary of this popular facility and these will be announced over the coming weeks. The Sports Scholarship initiative, which grants free use of the facilities along with personal fitness programmes to successful applicants, is now open for application and relevant forms can be obtained from the centre.
Centre manager, Jennifer Coleman, says that the New Year has brought a renewed interest in classes and fitness programmes at the centre.
“We are very conscious of the effect of the recession on people’s disposable income and we have therefore greatly reduced our membership packages for the month of January. We have tailored packages to suit everyone and we would advise people to contact the Centre before January 31 to avail of these reductions,” said Ms. Coleman.
The centre has an extensive range of fitness classes in operation and also provides for individual fitness programmes under the guidance of the professional staff fitness team.
The centre has had to keep apace with developments in the sports and leisure industry, according to Mr Quinn.
“The Canon Hayes Centre is no different to any business in having being affected by the current economic climate but I am pleased that we have continued to maintain our services and standards during these difficult economic times.” He thanked the staff, Community Employment (CE) scheme team and Board of Management for their work and dedication.
Along with the sporting and leisure facilities the centre also operates a pre-School facility which is currently enrolling for September 2012. For more information contact the Canon Hayes Recreational Centre on 062-52022.
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