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Local Leisure Centre shortlisted in National Fitness Awards

Hoyland Leisure Centre has been shortlisted in the UK’s biggest free-to-enter fitness awards and are in the running for a prestigious national award.
The centre, which is run by Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL), has been shortlisted in the Local Authority/ Leisure Trust of the Year and Regional Gym of the Year North categories at the National Fitness Awards, an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country.
BPL contracts manager Joni Millthorpe said: “To receive the shortlisting is real recognition of the effort which has gone into developing the centre and is a testament to both the staff and the community it serves. The continued loyalty shown by our customers has been outstanding. It is a great achievement and we were amazed, especially with how many people have entered the awards and the strong competition we were up against to get this far.
“The staff are all buzzing about it and people are really keen to support us and wish us the best. To get shortlisted in one category would have been fantastic, so to make it into two is superb.”
The awards are organised by Script Events in conjunction with leading fitness industry magazine Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, and in each category up to seven finalists have been selected, who will now go through to the next stage of the judging process where they will be out to impress by showcasing first-hand the great work going on in their clubs.
This stage involves a visit to each finalist by a member of the awards team who will take a look around the facilities and chat to members and staff before compiling a comprehensive report, which will then be passed on to an expert judging panel to decide the lucky winners.
Trophies will then be handed out a glittering awards ceremony on Friday November 30 at The Athena in Leicester.
National Fitness Awards’ event director Judith Halkerston said: “All our shortlisted facilities should be really proud of their achievements in being chosen as a finalist as the calibre of entries has been amazing.”

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