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Try out new sports facilities at open day being held at revamped park in Carlton

The funds for the new facilities were raised after five years of campaigning by the Friends of Onchan Park, a volunteer group made up of people from the local community.

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People are being given the chance to try out new sports facilities at a recently revamped park in Carlton.

A free Sports Day is being planned at Onchan Park this Saturday (October 16) to celebrate the new facilities being installed.

People attending the event can try table tennis, bootcamp, basketball and hockey.

A new table tennis tables and a multi-use games court (MUGA) were put in place following a revamp of the park back in May. A new entrance and fully accessible path were also put in place when work took pace during lockdown.

The funds for the new facilities were raised after five years of campaigning by the Friends of Onchan Park, a volunteer group made up of people from the local community.

Friends of Onchan Park
PICTURED: (l to r) Members of Friends of Onchan Park, Valeria Puddu, Terry Pollard, Maria Robinson, Pia Alimonti and Alison Pritchard
PICTURED: The new table tennis tables at Onchan Park

Alison Pritchard, from Friends of Onchan Park said “At last work has been completed at Onchan Park. It has been lovely to see so many groups using the new MUGA over the summer.

“We are holding this open sports day to celebrate the new facilities at Onchan Park and to thank you, our community, for your support.

“We have worked hard for you and we couldn’t have done it without you.”

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Maria Robinson, who is also a member of the group, said they will start focusing on their next project for the park now the sports equipment has been installed.

She said:“Our next project will be to gather opinions on the replacement of the play equipment at the park. A lot of it is looking old and tired and has gradually been reduced over the years. Please come to the open day to fill in our survey about what you would like to see at the playground in the future.”

People are being asked to wear come along in comfortable clothes and trainers to Onchan Park, NG4 1DD 11am-3pm on Saturday 16th October to have a go at table tennis, bootcamp, basketball and hockey and support your local park.

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