Colin Jackson to make star appearance at Kenilworth leisure centre’s official opening - The Leamington Observer

Colin Jackson to make star appearance at Kenilworth leisure centre’s official opening

Leamington Editorial 9th Feb, 2024   0

ATHLETICS legend Colin Jackson will be the star guest at the official opening of Castle Farm Leisure Centre in Kenilworth.

Warwick District Council and Everyone Active are hosting a free open day on Saturday February 24 to enable the local community to look around or even try out the new facilities.

The brand new centre opened to the public in December following a £16million build, completed over 20 months.

The project also saw the creation of a new headquarters for the Kenilworth Scouts and Guides in the adjacent building.




At the fun-filled event, taking place from 10am until 4pm, a range of free taster activities will be on offer including group exercise classes, football skills, basketball and pickleball – a racquet sport with elements of tennis, table tennis and badminton.

There will also be the opportunity to meet Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist Colin Jackson and freestyle footballer and Guinness World Record holder Jamie Knight.


Colin will be taking part in a series of fitness challenges in the centre’s state-of the-art gym as well as chatting to the public, while Jamie will be hosting live demonstrations and challenging attendees to try their hand at his impressive tricks.

Both special guests will be taking part in a ribbon cutting ceremony, together with His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Tim Cox and representatives from WDC and Everyone Active to mark the grand opening.

There will also be a question-and-answer session with Colin and Jamie, followed by the chance to get autographs and photos.

WDC’s leisure spokesperson Coun Jim Sinnott said: “It is an important part of the council’s plans to encourage more people in our district to take part in regular sport and physical activity. This open day is a great opportunity for local people to see for themselves the impressive range of facilities and equipment available to them at Castle Farm and the inclusive fitness environment that has been created for all ages and abilities.”

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