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New Imps boss to open £1m Sports Hub

Star opening: The new £1.1m Sports Hub at Yarborough will be opened by fresh Lincoln Imps manager Steve Tilson.

Fresh Lincoln City Football Club manager Steve Tilson will open the new Sports Hub at the Yarborough Leisure Centre on Friday, October 22.

The hub was developed for the last two years as an environmentally friendly building with changing rooms, training, and social facilities.

The Sports Hub has six changing rooms and two officials’ changing rooms, a large training and meeting area, and was built for around £1.1million.

The facility will be mainly used by local football clubs using the pitches in the area, but other clubs and athletes can use the facilities as well.

[Sneak peek: A tour of the eco-friendly Sports Hub as the finishing touches are put in place]

The new Sports Hub at the Yarborough Leisure Centre.

“This is a fantastic facility and I’m delighted to have been asked to officially open it,” said Steve Tilson, the new manager of the Lincoln Imps.

“To have a venue like this on the doorstep is great for the local community and I’m sure it will bring many benefits for the people in the city,” he added.

Ex-Southend boss Tilson signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Imps last week, along with assistant manager Paul Brush.

Local football club the North Lindum Hawks will be the first to use the premises, and their Club Developer Officer Aeneas Richardson is delighted with the Sports Hub.

He said: “The new Sports Hub is absolutely fantastic. Our young footballers still can’t believe how lucky they are to have such a high quality venue to use.”

The Sports Hub is funded by the City of Lincoln Council, the Football Foundation, the Lincolnshire County Council, Sports England, and Active Nation.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: LCFC