Work to transform Andover athletics track reaches finish line as official opening event set for Thursday
The newly refurbished Andover athletics track is poised on the starting line ready to welcome a host of guests to a reopening event on Thursday 23 September from 5pm to 6.30pm.
Test Valley Borough Council, in partnership with Andover Athletics Club and Andover Triathlon Club, will be hosting an open session at the track for the public to have a go at various running, jumping and throwing events to showcase the range of facilities available on site.
Members of the track’s home clubs will also have an opportunity to show off their skills and spectators will get to watch the gold medallists of the future in action.
Rising sporting superstar and GB athlete Holly Mills, who started her journey at Andover Athletics Club, and is now representing Great Britain in pentathlon and heptathlon events across the globe, will also be making a guest appearance.
Test Valley Borough Council’s community and leisure portfolio holder, councillor Ian Jeffrey, who will be opening the event on Thursday, said: “We cannot wait to welcome people back to the Andover athletics track and showcase all of the changes we’ve made over the past six months. There is a real focus on sport in the media at the moment, thanks to Team GB’s incredible performance at the Olympics and Paralympics and the amazing success of tennis player, Emma Raducanu, at the US Open. We want to do all we can to support the superstars of the future and ensure they have access to some really fantastic facilities across the borough.”
After the event the track will officially reopen to the public for bookings through https://pitchbooking.com/partners/testvalley, or contact the council’s pitch bookings team at firstname.lastname@example.org