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Sports venue for injured troops

22 November 2013 Last updated at 21:14 GMT

A specialist sports facility to support severely injured troops and their families has opened at Birmingham's Queen Hospital.

The £100,000 Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) was officially opened by former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod, the first triple amputee to return from Afghanistan.

It has been funded by the Royal Marines Association and is designed to help rehabilitate recovering servicemen and women.

The MUGA provides facilities for a range of sports, including tennis, golf and basketball.

It is attached to Fisher House, a £4.2m residential home that provides accommodation for families of those undergoing often long-term treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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