Stoke & Staffordshire

Princess Anne opens Staffordshire leisure centre and YMCA

Princess Anne and Mayor Trevor Hambleton
Image caption Princess Anne and the Mayor of Newcastle-Under-Lyme Trevor Hambleton unveil a plaque at Jubilee2

The Princess Royal has officially opened a leisure complex and new YMCA campus in Staffordshire.

Princess Anne met a medal-winning Paralympian at the £10m Jubilee2 leisure centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Swimmer Jenny Booth, who trains at the centre, won a Paralympic gold medal at the Atlanta Games in 1996.

The princess then opened the new £9.5m YMCA campus at Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, which includes a library, gym, sports hall and a climbing wall.

The Princess Royal's visit came 35 years after her father, the Duke of Edinburgh, opened the YMCA's Edinburgh tower on the same campus.

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