Manchester United ex-midfielder Paul scholes cut the red ribbon officially opening the Tameside College Sports Academy.
Paul, together with England U23 and Manchester City midfielder Isobel Christiansen, then signed shirts for the Academy.
Tameside College students, staff and employees from local sporting and fitness businesses gathered to witness the opening. Paul and Isobel were also team captains for a game of Futsal with Tameside College students in the new Sports Hall. There were also many activities taking place throughout the day whchich included fitness sessions, goalball and bubble football. Year 10 and 11’s from Tameside schools were also invited to see what Tameside College now offers and the Sports and Public Services courses available to them.
The Sports Academy is part of the Tameside College’s VisionTameside project. The brand new facilities and equipment include a four-court sports hall, 30+ exercise stations, Synergy apparatus for functional training, two Olympic lifting platforms, studio space for group exercise and high-spec separate male and female changing facilities.