Wymondham College celebrates opening of refurbished sports courts

From left, Year 8 pupil Casper Parsons, Year 10's Patricia Diez-Murillo, Organ Donation East Anglia

From left, Year 8 pupil Casper Parsons, Year 10's Patricia Diez-Murillo, Organ Donation East Anglia lead clinician Tim Leary, Old Wymondhamians chairman John Mewse, head of girls' PE Juliet Hall, the school's marketing and development director Justin Smith and marketing and development assistant Catherine Baker. The school has raised more than �6,000 towards the refurbishment of its tennis and netball courts. Picture: Neil Morson - Credit: Archant

Pupils and staff at Wymondham College are celebrating a refurbishment of the school's tennis and netball courts, which followed a £6,000 fundraising effort.

The Norwich Organ Donation Committee and the school's alumni association, the Old Wymondhamians, both made generous donations to the project, and the refurbished courts were opened at a ceremony last week.

Dr Tim Leary, lead clinician for Organ Donation East Anglia, was among the guests at the opening.

He said: 'We acknowledge and support the fantastic health benefits that regular exercise offers and are delighted to support this wonderful initiative.'

John Mewse, chairman of the alumni group, said: 'The Old Wymonhamians were delighted to support the refurbishment of the Tennis courts and help provide the pupils with updated facilities worthy of all the effort from staff and pupils alike.'

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Justin Smith, the college's marketing and development director, said: 'I'm thrilled with the transformation of our tennis and netball surfaces, they look absolutely fantastic.

'The financial support from Norwich Organ Donation and the Old Wymondhamians has made this possible, without their help delivering this initiative would have been a considerable challenge.

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'Thank you to both Tim and John for their personal commitment to improving the facilities and opportunities available to our students. I would also like to thank Gary Crook Powerwashing for his expertise and support in delivering the project.'

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