Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Real Games legacy

Coleraine council is determined to create an Olympic legacy with a £30m multi-sports arena in the town catering for soccer, GAA, rugby, swimming, hockey, athletics, boxing and rowing — with the town’s Irish League club as |anchor tenant, but the other sports having daily use of the facilities.

It is an ambitious project but one which appears to be feasible and creates the sort of centre of |excellence required to turn out more star |performers like the local club’s Olympic rowers.

It also shows how a great opportunity was lost by the Executive to create something similar on the Maze site. Perhaps Stormont will now help to foot the bill for the proposed centre which could facilitate the sporting heroes of tomorrow.

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