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Sports Centre celebrates 10 years

Published: 13th April 2017

The year 2007 was a time when Amy Winehouse topped the charts, Ireland failed to qualify for Euro 2008 and Bertie Ahern was in the Dáil. However it was also the year that the Sports Centre opened its doors, having come from its former home in the old Luce Hall.

Fast forward to April 2017 which means Trinity Sport is now celebrating a decade in its new home. To mark the occasion we’ve been running lots of promos throughout the week (April 10-14) and on Tuesday morning (April 11) we held a little party for members with some obligatory birthday cake of course!

Speaking about this milestone birthday, Head of Sport Michelle Tanner commented: “The opening of the Sports Centre in 2007 was a significant milestone in the history of sport in Trinity. It was the biggest sporting investment, of just over €20m, which came from the combination of philanthropy, student and university funding sources. It also enabled a dramatic increase in student and staff participation in sport and exercise, and opened the doors to graduates, the public and community usage.

“Since then the Sports Centre has been a hub of activity, with recorded annual footfalls in the region of 350k visits, over 10,500 students activating access, 50,000 bookings and events per annum. What’s more, the Sports Centre is completely self-financed. We have a committed, friendly and passionate team delivering an exceptionally high standard of service and who constantly embrace innovation and adapt our services to meet customer expectations.

“I am very proud to have been part of an amazing team along the 10-year journey. We are delighted to celebrate and recognise the contribution and support of our students, colleagues and members, some of whom have been with us for the 10-year period. Thank you all.”

So here’s to the next 10 years!