Royston sporting stars set to benefit from leisure facilities

Royston Leisure Centre

Royston Leisure Centre - Credit: Archant

YOU may just be seeing more of our country’s most talented athletes in a Royston sports facility.

Sports stars who live in North Herts and represent any of the home nations are being given free, unlimited use of Royston Leisure Centre as part of a new plan.

The passport for excellence scheme is being rolled out by North Herts District Council in conjunction with Stevenage Leisure Limited to give talented athletes the opportunity to progress with their training. Other centres in the district will also be included.

It’s an attempt to continue the legacy left by the 2012 London Olympics.

Cllr Tricia Cowley, NHDC’s portfolio holder for community engagement, said: “There are a number of very talented athletes and sports people throughout the district, and we want help them achieve their full potential.

“Passport for Excellence is an excellent way to ensure that they have access to some wonderful training facilities across North Herts.”

To qualify you must have been a permanent resident of North Hertfordshire for a minimum of 12 months and be able to provide evidence that you have been selected to represent your country within the next 12 months.

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To apply, search for Passport for Excellence at and complete an application form.