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University of Warwick selected as Olympic Games-time training venue

The University of Warwick could be in line to gain a share of a £10 million community sports legacy funding pot after it was confirmed as a Games-time training venue for London 2012.

The University of Warwick will host world class footballers as both men’s and women’s Olympic football teams train at its sport facilities before playing matches at the nearby City of Coventry Stadium.

Director of Physical Education and Sport at the University, Terry Monnington said:

“We are delighted to have been invited to be involved in the Olympic football tournament, adding such a high profile event to our expanding programme of elite football. We already regularly host a number of training camps and competitions associated with the highest levels UK professional football.”

A number of institutions throughout the UK are in line to benefit from the major legacy investment opportunity after being designated as Games-time training venues. At least £10 million is available to invest in facilities which will bring the venues up to world-class standards for use by athletes during the London 2012 Games. The facilities will then be available for use by the local community after the Games.

For further information please contact:

Terry Monnington
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 76524639


Peter Dunn, Head of Communications
Communications Office, University House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW, United Kingdom   
Tel: +44 (0)24 76 523708  Mobile/Cell:  +44 (0)7767 655860

PR153 November 2010