Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson to open new sports centre at Northamptonshire school

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Former world champion athlete Colin Jackson will be opening a new £2 million sports centre at a Northamptonshire school next month.

Colin Jackson, an Olympic silver medalist, double world champion, world record holder, 110-metre hurdler and star of Strictly Come Dancing, will official opening the centre at Pitsford School on April 29.

Large enough to hold four, full-sized badminton courts, plus a fully-equipped cardiovascular fitness suite, café area and changing facilities, the sports cntre will also offer a wide choice of sports facilities including volleyball, badminton and five-a-side football.

The sports centre has panoramic views across the school’s 26 acres of parkland and sports fields.

To celebrate the sports centre grand opening, Pitsford School will be holding a 24-hour cyclothon with pupils competing against members of staff in addition to hosting a senior school mini olympics raising funds for Sports Relief.

This is the second major building project that Pitsford School has undertaken in the last five years as, in 2012, a multi-million pound junior school building was completed.