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Flame 2017
Local leisure centre in the running for industry award

A local leisure centre is celebrating after being told it is in the running to receive a top industry award.

Fareham Leisure Centre, which is managed by Everyone Active on behalf of Fareham Borough Council, has been shortlisted in the Leisure Centre of the Year category at the 2017 Flame Awards – the health and fitness sector’s largest celebration of innovation and excellence.

The centre was revealed as a finalist on Thursday (27 April), and the winners will be announced at an awards night on Wednesday 28 June. Everyone Active has also been shortlisted in the prestigious Leisure Operator of the Year category.

The achievement comes in recognition of the Fareham Leisure Centre’s high-quality facilities and commitment to improving health and wellbeing in the local community.

Ryan Grant, Everyone Active’s contract manager in Fareham, said: “I am delighted that the centre has been shortlisted for such a prestigious award. All our colleagues work hard to deliver fantastic facilities and services, and it’s great to have been recognised in this way.

“Everyone Active will celebrate its 30th birthday this year, and it would be brilliant to mark the occasion by bringing home this accolade. But whatever the result, I’m really proud of the team for getting this far in a very competitive category.”

Everyone Active will be hoping for the same success at this year’s event as it enjoyed in 2016, when it took home three awards, including Operator of the Year.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community at Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Sue Bell, said: “It’s great news to see Fareham Leisure Centre has been nominated for this award. The competition is always very tough so to be shortlisted is recognition of the hard work of their staff and the fantastic service they provide for their customers. Fareham is a past winner of UK Leisure Centre of the Year and I’ll be crossing my fingers that they’ll be adding to this success on June 28th”.