Two Manchester leisure centres will be dramatically improved after they benefit from £16m of investment – providing residents across the city with access to modern sports facilities.
Construction has started at the Belle Vue Sports Village that will transform another part east Manchester into an internationally recognised destination for sport.
Just over 1,200 Manchester school children will get the opportunity to visit the National Squash Championships this week as Britain’s best squash players head to the city.
A new junior Park Run and more rugby activities for schools, women and girls - capitalising on the sport's forthcoming 2015 World Cup in the city - are among the new initiatives in a five-year Manchester City Council plan to boost sports participation.
A public consultation will begin (10 June) over plans for a major redevelopment for part of Gorton that will create the Belle Vue Sports Village – and city council is calling for local people to have their say on the plans.
More than £20,000 has been awarded to sports clubs, athletes and coaches across Manchester, as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A Manchester post box is to remain gold as a permanent reminder of the city’s victorious Olympic athletes.