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Fresh new floor for WV Active Aldersley

The sports hall at WV Active Aldersley has reopened after a facelift.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities surveys the new sports hall flooring at WV Active Aldersley, joined by Edward Cromie-Hellyar from Biker Buddies and children learning how to cycle
Cllr Elias Mattu, Edward Cromie-Hellyar and children learning to cycle

The hall, which is one of the biggest in the region, hosts everything from basketball to badminton and even the odd frisbee tournament, has had its flooring relayed for the first time in a decade.

The new flooring is suitable for many different activities, including wheelchair sports and roller hockey. Lines and markings have been laid for 5 a side football, netball and a sprint track. There is also a pole vault facility.

The floor uses 4mm of high quality polyurethane resin with excellent force reduction properties which will minimise the risk of sports injuries for users of the surface.

Among the first people to make use of the new flooring were a group of local children learning how to ride a bike during their half term holiday through a scheme called 'Biker Buddies'.

The sports hall was closed for 3 weeks during the works, which cost £100,000, but full service has now resumed.

WV Active is the new name for Wolverhampton City Council's sport and leisure facilities. It offers superb value memberships across 3 sites (Aldersley, Central Baths and Bert Williams) with no contracts or joining fees.

Visit the WV Active website and see what WV Active Aldersley has to offer.

Councillor Elias Mattu, cabinet member for leisure and communities, hailed the new surface. He said: "Not only is this surface tough, durable and versatile, it is also very low maintenance.

"Even when it wears out over time, all it will require is applying a new layer on top of the current floor. We aren't lifting and disposing anything, which saves a lot of money and also helps the environment.

"I'm very pleased to say that despite the government cutbacks affecting every service area we are still able to invest in our leisure facilities in the city."

For any enquiries about using the new sports hall, please call 01902 551010.

  • released: Thursday 19 February, 2015