Wincanton Sports Centre in Olympic link with King Arthur's School
A generous gesture by Wincanton Sports Centre is keeping the Olympic legacy burning bright in the town.
The centre has recently upgraded its fitness suite with a range of Matrix cardiovascular and strength machines.
To celebrate the arrival of the new equipment and maintaining the Inspire a Generation legacy of London 2012, the sports centre has given 14 'gifted and talented' athletes at King Arthur's School free access to the facilities.
Lisa Vyner, manager of the sports centre, said: "We wanted to continue the Olympic message and help give our young athletes an edge.
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"We want to support the people of Wincanton, especially in this current economic climate, and these facilities will be of huge benefit to all of our current members."
King Arthur's School has been named a Youth Sports Trust gold partner in recognition of its commitment to physical education and school sport. As a result, the school will receive training and development opportunities and become involved in national education and sport initiatives.
Chris Beech, headteacher at King Arthur's School, said: "This recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible experiences for young people through sport and physical education.
"There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport, and we see on a regular basis that when sport is delivered well it can transform the lives of pupils."
For more reaction, see this week's Wincanton, Bruton and Castle Cary edition of the Western Gazette.