Newcastle United Foundation has opened its NUCASTLE centre – a multi-activity sports centre funded in part by a £2m grant from the Football Foundation. NUCASTLE combines community areas with education and wellness spaces and features a rooftop 3G football pitch. Other facilities include cycling studios, a specialist STEM room, esports room, four-court sports hall, accessible changing areas, event and meeting spaces and offices.
As part of its range of activities, the facility hosts more than 160 dance, cycle, fitness, and wellbeing classes every month with live and virtual instructors, as well as facility hire of its rooftop pitch, children’s birthday parties and more.
Robert Sullivan, CEO of Football Foundation, said: “At the Football Foundation, we know from experience the transformative impact grassroots sports facilities can have on people’s physical and mental health, bringing communities closer together as well as benefiting local economies.
“Funding from the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England, has played a vital role in making this project a reality and we look forward to seeing the impact this state-of-the-art facility will undoubtedly have on the community here in the North East.”
Newcastle United Foundation is an independent registered charity supported by Newcastle United Football Club.