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Date posted 15 Mar 2022

Hi, I’m Nicola. I’m the General Manager at Palmer Park Sports Stadium.

I’ve been working in the leisure industry for around 15 years, working across both London and South West Leisure Centres.I Joined the Palmer Park team when GLL was introduced as the new Leisure provider of the facility in July 2021.

I started life in the industry as a Senior Recreational Assistant, before becoming a Duty Manager, Assistant Manager and then General Manager. Now I am part of a team which is currently constructing a brand new leisure facility and modernising our existing building to include

  • 100 station gym
  • 25m 6 lane community swimming pool
  • Children’s soft play
  • Café
  • Party Rooms
  • Spin Studio
  • Referbishment on current changing and Studios

Our goal is to create an enjoyable experience whether you’re here for a workout, class, swim or just popped in for a coffee. We hope to make you feel part of the community. One of the most rewarding things about working here is our accessibility for all; we run a wide range of activities which are inclusive for all abilities as well as offer tailored programs and welcome all levels of fitness. We are also the home centre for various sporting clubs including Reading athletics, Palmer Velo and Reading road runners.

Although the centre is closing in Late April 2022, the team will be on site to continue managing the use of the football pitches and athletics/Velodrome stadium. Reopening in Late 2022 with job opportunites, we hope to grow the current team and expand to deliver a high end facility and more activites.

I’m here most days so if you have any queries, questions, or just need some advice please feel free to come and chat to me or drop me an email, I’d be happy to help.


Kind Regards,

Nicola Shelley