The new world class facility was added to Loughborough University this week with the opening of the Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel.

“Over the 25 years I have been able to help in one way or another to develop the University into a World Class elite sports environment and so it is great to see the development continue. Anybody knows you can't sit back - continual improvement is necessary in the coaching as well as the facilities.

“ As usual the event was an opportunity to showcase the growing importance of the Sports Economy in Leicestershire and a great chance to catch up with so many friends at the opening and Hall of Fame inductions!