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Sport Wales Chair Given Tour of ‘fantastic’ Community Run Leisure Centre

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Sep 3rd, 2016.

The new chairman of Sport Wales was given a tour of a community-run leisure centre during a recent visit to Wrexham.

Dr Paul Thomas visited Plas Madoc Leisure Centre on Friday 26 August with Clwyd South AM Ken Skates and met the management team.

The much-loved leisure centre was saved from closure in 2014 when a community trust took over the running of the facility.

Since then the leisure centre has continued to grow from strength to strength.

General manager Claire Duffy said: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet Dr Thomas, give him a tour and talk about our achievements and what challenges we face going forward.

“We’d like to thank him for coming up from Cardiff to visit us. He was very interested to learn how we operate as a social enterprise, heavily relying on volunteers, fundraising and grants, with all profits going back into the running of the centre.

“Dr Thomas saw just how busy we have been over the summer holidays and how dedicated our team are to making a success of the leisure centre.”

Mr Skates, who was a co-founder of the Splash Community Trust, added: “I’m extremely grateful to Dr Thomas for coming to Clwyd South and visit our fantastic leisure centre. He was very impressed with what has been achieved.”

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