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Track gets £25k stand

C A R M A R T H E N S H I R E ATHLETICS TRACK has a new refurbished stand that cost in the region of £25,000.

Carmarthenshire Council, Carmarthen Harriers Athletics Club, Queen Elizabeth High School and local businessman Ron Mounsey joined together to fund the stands.

Two years ago there were fears that youngsters would leave the county to seek better training facilities as the old stand deteriorated.

The new stand features a new roof canopy, floorboards, signage, new seating and a disabled spectator area.

Carmarthen Harriers Club Chairman, Hedydd Davies said the facility would benefit community clubs, schools and attract international events.

He said: “We’re thrilled to be able to have this facility and everyone who makes use of the track whether for training or spectator purposes will benefit.”

The ground hosts 20 international athletic events annually and schools from Ceredigionshire and Pembrokeshire also use the area for events. Thousands of athletes use the facility.

The council’s senior sports and leisure manager said: “We are delighted to have worked in partnership to reinstate the spectator stand at Carmarthen Leisure Centre. The day it was condemned was a sad day for us and the club, and we are so pleased to have overcome a host of barriers to create a significantly upgraded venue.”

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