Sport Aberdeen celebrates outstanding national accolade as its Get active @ Northfield venue is announced as Facility of the Year.

The award was presented at a prestigious ceremony hosted by the Scottish Leisure Network Group in Falkirk earlier this month. The venue picked up the top award, sponsored by Technogym, beating stiff competition from other facilities across Scotland.

More pleasing is that the award comes as the centre marks its first anniversary after its £4.8m refurbishment and extension, a partnership project between Sport Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and sportscotland.

Tony Dawson, Sport Aberdeen chairman, said: “We are delighted that Get active @ Northfield has been recognised in this way, especially as it has only been open for 12 months.

“It is a great boost for everyone connected with the project and I am very proud of what it has achieved in a short space of time.

“This has been made possible by our amazing staff and it is them that I am very grateful to for ensuring the venue had such a successful year!”

Alistair Robertson, Sport Aberdeen Managing Director, added “The judges recognised the milestone achievements which I have to say have been quite remarkable and the result of a terrific team effort.

“These include:

  • 29,500 gym admissions,
  • 2,900 fitness class admissions
  • 67,000 swimming pool admissions
  • 1,020 swimming lesson
  • School swimming lessons for 628 pupils across 16 schools – 100% of schools reported that pupils had improved in self-confidence, physical development, mental wellbeing, and felt safer around water.

“This is the second Sport Aberdeen facility to receive a national award, following Get active @ Sheddocksley’s refurbishment in 2019.

“It highlights the value of our partnership with Aberdeen City Council and the benefits of being an arm’s length charitable trust. We will continue to improve facilities and invest back into the city to ensure people have quality places to get active.”

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