Acredited by London 2012 for: Basketball, Badminton, Fencing, Goalball, Judo, Paralympic Judo, Trampoline, Volleyball – Indoor and Sitting, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby.
Harlow has a long and proud sporting history having been the site of the first ever purpose built sports hall in the UK. This sporting history includes the hosting of teams during the 1966 World Cup and has spawned several Olympic and Paralympic medalists with several young sports people currently showing potential to be stars of the future.
The Harlow Leisure Zone is part of a multimillion pound regeneration programme that will see state-of-the-art sports facilities and new houses being developed.
Key Features of Harlow Leisure Zone:
- Harlow is situated approximately 30 minutes to Stratford by train and 45 minutes by road and realizes that having the Olympics on the doorstep is an excellent opportunity to inspire more people to participate in sport and realise their potential in life, be it in sport, work or education.
- Harlow is looking to achieve a real legacy from London 2012 which include benefits for Sport, health, Volunteering, Young People, Education & Skills, Business and Tourism.
- State-of-the-art Fitness Gym hosting around 150 pieces of equipment
- Separate Strength & Conditioning Room
- 3 Fitness Class Studios
- 25m, 8 lane Swimming Pool with movable floor and seating for up to 300 spectators
- Learner/training pool
- Indoor tennis hall (three courts)
- Eight badminton court sports hall built to national club standard for badminton, basketball and trampoline, featuring a sprung, slip resistant floor and built in pull down seating
- Four squash courts
- Relaxing Health Spa
- Physiotherapy/treatment rooms with experience of working with elite athletes
- Wheelchair accessible changing facilities available all day integral to facility
- Squad meeting/lecture room integral to facility
- Private Office for Squad management integral to facility Filming/Playback facilities within complex
- Weights, strength/conditioning facilities integral to facility
- Health & Fitness facilities integral to facility