University of Kent - Sporting chance

January 7, 2010

The University of Kent has signed an agreement with Medway Council to enhance sports facilities for its students and the wider community. Medway Park, an £11.1 million development, will formally open this year as a regional centre of sporting excellence. It will be one of the most technologically advanced Olympic training grounds in the country, featuring sports science laboratories, a 100-station health and fitness suite, a dance studio, pools, a judo centre and an eight-lane athletics track. The university has contributed £3 million to the scheme, with further funding provided by the Government, Sport England and Medway Council.

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