Galaxy of sports stars attend grand opening of Moorways Sports Village 

A raft of sports stars including Olympians Mark Foster and Perri Shakes-Drayton attended the opening of the state-of-the-art Moorways Sports Village on Saturday. 

 

The £42million site, run by award-winning operator Everyone Active in partnership with Derby City Council, laid on a full day of activities for the community to try out. 

 

Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed a wide variety of sessions including swimming in the main pool and learner pool, the water park, soft play, martial arts, dance fitness and Pilates. 

 

They were able to mix with the likes of swimming’s six-times world champion Foster, world silver medallist sprinter Shakes-Drayton and Derbyshire’s Alicia Barrett, twice a British champion over 100m hurdles. 

 

Also in attendance were swimmer Ross Davenport, who has two Commonwealth golds to his name, football freestyler Jamie Knight and Derby County FC Women’s player Sarah Jackson and manager Sam Griffiths. 

 

The celebrities were heavily involved in the activity programme, with Davenport racing all-comers in the pool and Shakes-Drayton and Foster taking part in gym challenges for the public to compete against. 

 

Barrett attended a junior athletics meeting at Moorways Stadium and two-times Guinness World Record holder Knight led football sessions for kids, supported by Jackson and Griffiths. 

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