B&E Boys Attend Official Opening of Rossall School Sports Hall
Over the years, B&E Boys have worked on several large-scale projects that have involved updating or creating brand new sporting facilities for schools and colleges up and down the country.
One such project was the construction of a multi-court grass-covered sports hall with a curved roof at Sedbergh School in Cumbria. The state-of-the-art hall was built to cater for 5-a-side football, indoor cricket, basketball, volleyball, netball and badminton. Alongside, the multi-purpose sports hall, the new complex also housed two studio spaces, an office, a hospitality suite and changing facilities. The construction combined the very best of contemporary design and cutting-edge energy-saving techniques.
Recently, B&E Boys successfully completed a similar project at Rossall School in Fleetwood. This £4 million project consisted of the creation a brand-new Sports Centre, featuring an indoor sports hall facility, including a 50metre sprint track. In addition, the project comprised the construction of a viewing gallery for the existing Astroturf, as well as a multi-use games area.
The indoor sports hall stands the size of six badminton courts. This is an impressive space that matches the school’s commitment and ambition to offer world class sporting facilities, not just to pupils who attend Rossall School, but also to benefit the wider community in Fleetwood.
B&E Boys were very pleased to be invited to attend the official opening of the new Rossall School Sports Centre. Special guest for the evening was England Lioness and Chelsea Football Club centre-back Millie Bright, fresh from reaching the semi-finals of the Women’s Football World Cup in France in the summer.
Millie spoke eloquently during the event of the importance of promoting sport and encouraging young girls, particularly, to increase their participation in sports.
Following the official opening of the new sports centre, Millie took the time to host a question and answer session with students who posed a variety of thoughtful questions to the football star.
A key message that Millie Bright gave to the students was of the importance of remaining humble regardless of the successes you might achieve – and of staying loyal to all the people who provided you with opportunities and supported you along the way. She also urged students to remain focused on their academic studies no matter how good they might be at a sport. Millie was also very honest about the sacrifices that you need to make if you to excel in a sport to an elite level
Overall, it was a powerful message for students at the school to take away from the event and one that shows what an excellent role model Millie Bright to young girls and boys alike.
It was a pleasure to attend the official opening of the new sports centre. It represents a key part of Rossall School’s commitment to the community of Fleetwood and it is hoped that it will raise the profile of sport in the town at a national and international level. B&E Boys are very proud to have been able to contribute and help the school to turn its vision into reality.