Family fun at revamped Mexborough pavilion

Mexborough Athletic Club holds a fun day and officially opens its refurbished pavillion. Alyssa Mills, six, from Swinton about to dive through the inflatable hoop
Mexborough Athletic Club holds a fun day and officially opens its refurbished pavillion. Alyssa Mills, six, from Swinton about to dive through the inflatable hoop

A community fun day was held to mark the end of refurbishment work at a Dearne sports ground.

A two-phase refurbishment project, which cost £85, 000, was recently completed to improve the ageing pavilion at Mexborough Athletic Club in Hampden Road.

Mexborough Athletic Club holds an open day and officially opens its refurbished pavillion. Miller bear helps carry a table

Mexborough Athletic Club holds an open day and officially opens its refurbished pavillion. Miller bear helps carry a table

Hundreds of residents gathered at the site to celebrate the official re-opening of the pavilion and enjoy a day of sporting activities. Events included cricket, football and tennis. The renovation included improvements to the changing facilities and tea room, while the heating system was upgraded and the damaged roof repaired.

The project was led by members of the Mexborough Miners’ Welfare Institute and Recreation Ground and funding came from the Miners’ Welfare and The Veolia Environmental Trust.

Robert Lamb, chair of trustees of Mexborough Miners’ Welfare Institute and Recreation Ground, said: “This project will give the sporting community of Mexborough an 80-year-old building that will take it well into the 21st century.”

Paul Taylor, executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, said: “Well done to everyone involved, especially the volunteers who fundraised for, managed and helped with this transformation.”

Mexborough Athletic Club holds a fun day and officially opens its refurbished pavillion. Youngsters could take a shot at goal guarded by Miller bear

Mexborough Athletic Club holds a fun day and officially opens its refurbished pavillion. Youngsters could take a shot at goal guarded by Miller bear