There's a spring in the step at Sheffield's newly
developed Graves Health and Sports Centre as they welcome Olympic
Trampoline Silver medallist, Bryony Page to her new training
Page made the move to the Places for People Leisure
Centre which is managed on behalf of Sheffield City
Council following the opening of
the brand new gymnastics and trampolining hall a
The facility, which provides state of the art equipment in
a purpose built hall, is one of only three centres in the UK to be
titled a Centre of Excellence for trampolining, offering four elite
trampolines, five sunken trampolines and a foam pit.
Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport
and Leisure at Sheffield City Council
"We're thrilled to welcome Bryony to train here at Graves
and proud to offer Olympic standard facilities in
"Graves has top class facilities across all sports and
fitness areas making it the perfect home for nurturing our sports
stars of the future and increasing activity levels across our
communities. Bryony is a great asset for the centre and following
her inspirational silver medal performance in Rio, I'm sure it's
going to be packed out."
The dedicated gymnastics and trampoline hall has been
designed and funded by British Gymnastics investing £200,000 to
support the construction, fit out and equipment of the
Olympic Trampoline silver medallist Bryony Page will be
using the facilities at Graves Health and Sports Centre as her home
training ground along with her coach Paul Greaves.
Paul Greaves, British Gymnastics High Performance
"The new trampoline and gymnastics centre is one of the
best purpose built facilities in the country and indeed Europe. Any
budding future Olympians will have every opportunity of achieving
their dreams in a facility like this. I've dedicated my life to the
sport for the last 24 years and began pushing for amazing
facilities 15 years ago and now it's finally here!
"Sheffield has a great history in trampoline with many
British and International Champions as well as my current top
performer Olympic Silver medallist Bryony Page, let's hope we have
many more future Olympic medallists coming through the
Graves Health and Sports Centre opened its doors to the
public on 1 September following a £16m expansion of the former
Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre to include two swimming pools,
three workout studios, 100+ station gym and additional strength gym
plus two additional indoor tennis courts equalling eight in total
and now the mentioned gymnastics and trampoline hall.
Participants in the gymnastics and trampolining programme
have more than doubled with the number bouncing from 300 to 700 in
just a month of the new facilities opening.
Alex Greaves, Graves Health and Sports Centre General
"We're very excited to have Bryony training here and look
forward to following her amazing journey. I hope that many more up
and coming gymnasts will follow in her footsteps and look forward
to supporting them all in achieving their goals.
"These facilities provide great opportunities for people
in our local communities and across Sheffield and after just one
month the programme is going from strength to strength. I would
encourage anyone who's not been to see us yet to pop in and try out
all of the top class facilities on offer".
Graves Health and Sports Centre offer gymnastics and
trampoline lessons for both children and adults of all abilities
and experience levels. People who are interested for fun, fitness
or a career will be helped to reach their goals by experienced
British Gymnastics coaches.
More information on the gymnastics and trampolining programmes
plus all other activities and membership at Graves Health and
Sports Centre is available at
www.graveshealthandsportscentre.org or people can call the
centre on 0114 283 9900.
11 November 2016