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London Aquatics Centre is ready to host the European Aquatics Championships

The European Aquatics Championships, hosted in the iconic London Aquatics Centre on May 9- 22 will be the biggest event staged at the former Olympic venue since the 2012 London Olympics and a ‘dress rehearsal’ for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

GLL operates over 100 swimming facilities across the UK under its Better brand. These range from traditional, listed open air pools such as Charlton Lido to family-focused centres’ like Swindon Oasis to the former London Olympics venue.

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Oxfordshire Women Star in ‘Girls Football Week’

Leisure operator Better in partnership with Oxford United Football Club, will be launching a unique new football fitness programme for women on Thursday 28th April, to coincide with the Football Association’s (FA) ‘Girls Football Week.’

The initiative called ‘This Girl Can… Play’ is also affiliated with the government’s national This Girl Can project, which aims to tackle the fact that two million fewer women and girls aged 14-40 years take part in regular physical activity than their male counterparts.

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Better raises an incredible £325,617 for Sport Relief

Better, the official health and fitness partner for Sport Relief 2016, has announced it’s raised an incredible £325,617 so far for Sport Relief, which will help transform lives in the UK and across some of the world’s poorest communities. With money continuing to be collected, the final figure is expected to rise.

Better – the UK’s largest network of public gyms and leisure centres – has spent the past three months bringing members and local communities across the country together to stage hundreds of sporting fundraisers with sponsorship and donations collected via #TeamBetter, which contributed to a total raised for Sport Relief to date being over £56million so far.

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Join Better for FREE family fun at Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games Weekend

Better, the official Health and Fitness Partner for Sport Relief, has announced its part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games Weekend, 18-20 March.

A human fly wall, body MOTs, mini tennis zone, spin bike challenge, 500 guest pass giveaways and a free membership prize draw will feature at the Better event stand near the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 9.30am on Sunday 20 March.

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Team Better goes the extra mile for the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games

Better – the UK’s largest network of public gyms and leisure centres – is issuing a rallying call to its staff and members in a final fundraising push over the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, 18-20 March.

Thousands of Better staff and members across the land are being asked to commit to walk, run, swim or cycle for #TeamBetter, raising cash for Sport Relief and helping transform lives in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.

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Jennifer Metcalfe Gets On Her Bike for Sport Relief

Hollyoaks star and fitness fanatic Jennifer Metcalfe today (1st March 2016) launched the Better Bike Challenge for Sport Relief at East Manchester Leisure Centre in Beswick.

 Jennifer kicked off the fundraiser by leading a class of keen locals as they got on their bikes in the leisure centre’s spin studio and showed off their pedal power. While across the UK hundreds of Better leisure centres threw open their doors to local residents keen to do their bit for Sport Relief and cycle themselves proud.

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New Swindon Trampoline Park Promises Extremely Good Fun

Fun-loving locals are in for a real treat with the opening of a brand new Extreme Trampoline Park in Swindon next week (1st February 2016)

 

The new 1,100 square metre park is the second of its kind in the UK and follows the launch of the Better Extreme Sports Facility in Barking, London last summer. It is operated by GLL, the charitable social enterprise that runs the facility under its brand name, Better Extreme.

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