Description of two of the National Sports Centres

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Liam Wheeler

National sports centres

There are five National sports centres:

  • Bisham Abbey
  • Holme pierrepont National water sports centre.
  • Lilleshall
  • Plas Y Brenin National mountain centre
  • Sheffield (EISS)

  • Each centre provides elite athletes with a range of specialist facilities, equipment, expertise and residential accommodation suitable for training and competitions.
  • The centres also offer full facilities for the general public including conferencing and banqueting, as well as beginners and improvers’ programmes in most of the activities take place at each site.

Here is a description of two of the National sports centres:

Holme pierrepont National water sports centre

In its unique setting of 270 acres of parkland, the water sports centre is an ideal environment for water activities. The centre is made up of three distinct pieces of water:

  • The regatta lake which features an international standard 2000 metre six lane vowing course.
  • A purpose-built white water canoe slalom course.
  • A water ski lagoon equipped with slalom course and ski jump as well a ski cable way.
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Holme pierrepont National water sports centre also includes accommodations which are:

  • Campsite: This is an 18 acre campsite and has all the facilities you could wish for; they have electrical hook ups, children’s play area and also a shop where you can buy camping equipment from.
  • Hotel: This hotel includes a 67 bed hotel, gymnasium and restaurant. They have a wide range of rooms suiting all personalities and groups as they have a room which contains 6 beds.

Holme pierrepont National water sports centre has over 30 years’ experience in hosting national and international competitions, the ...

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