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The brand new 4 million pounds Sports Centre providing high quality sporting and teaching facilities opened at Polo Farm Sports Ground in Canterbury, this was a good opportunity to cover the sports photography at the centre in the afternoon during the formal opening.

Former international hockey players Sean Kerly MBE, who won gold at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, and Mel Clewlow, who won silver at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and competed in the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics, officially opened the Sports Centre, which formalised a Partnership between Polo Farm and Canterbury Christ Church University.

The development was funded jointly by the two organisations, which saw Canterbury Christ Church and Polo Farm Sports Ground invest £2m each.

Students studying a range of sport courses, including the University’s Sport Scholars, now have access to the Sports Centre facilities, which include an Olympic-sized indoor hockey pitch, three multi-use rooms, two water based hockey pitches, one sand based Astroturf pitch, two cricket pitches, indoor cricket nets and two tennis courts, one indoor and one outdoor.

The photography brief was to cover the sporting activities taking place during the afternoon, indoors and outdoors. With the official opening taking place at 3pm the photos were then centred around Sean and Mel's speeches and guests having a guided tour of the sports centre in Canterbury, Kent.
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