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Trinity Sport staff complete the drive for five

Published: November 26th 2018

The Sports Centre has won a National Quality Standard Award for the fifth consecutive year. The awards, formerly known as the White Flags, are given to facilities around the country that meet strict operational standards for leisure and fitness facilities across 250 quality-based criteria.

The Sports Centre was deemed to be ‘outstanding’ within the awards’ remit of safety, hygiene, customer service and human resources. Winners are compiled following an extensive audit by Ireland Active, the representative body for the leisure, health and fitness industry.

A team from Trinity Sport went to the celebratory event, run by Ireland Active, to collect their well-deserved gong. Commenting on the win Head of Sport Michelle Tanner said: “Trinity Sport are delighted to have been awarded an 'outstanding', the highest category in the National Quality Award for leisure centres, by Ireland Active. This is the fifth consecutive year to receive the award at this level, a remarkable achievement given the level of operations which have risen in recent years. In 2017-2018 for example, the number of student cards activated was 10,927, an increase of 6% on the previous year.

“The award is also a reflection of the commitment and support from other areas in college such as Estates and Facilities who help us deliver the highest standards. We are very proud to win this and wish to thank our customers and the college community for their continued support.”

Conn McCluskey, CEO Ireland Active, further added: “These awards serve to recognise the deserving recipients for their hard work in setting the bar for the highest level of standards possible in their leisure, fitness and hotel leisure facilities, who play such a significant role in the health and well-being of the country.”

Photo: Trinity Sport staff collect their National Quality Standard Award from Ireland Active’s Barry Walsh at an event in Druids Glen hotel. L-R: Aidan, Anthony, Niamh, Michelle, Orla, Eamon, Garreth, Jesus, Mark and Deirdre