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Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen announces opening date for Get active @ Northfield


Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council have announced the opening date for the much-anticipated health and wellbeing venue, Get active @ Northfield.

The £4.8m venue – funded by Aberdeen City Council and Sport Aberdeen and supported by sportscotland’s highest value grant of £100,000 – will open on Monday 26 September.

Get active @ Northfield will provide the local community with a 25m swimming pool, 40 station gym and a studio offering a range of fitness classes for all ages and abilities, as well as community wellbeing space.

Programmes within the venue will include specialised classes for older adults, help and support for those starting out on their fitness journey, public swimming sessions as well as swimming lessons for children and adults.

Tony Dawson, Sport Aberdeen chairman, said: “We are delighted to welcome the community of Northfield and surrounding areas to their newly-modernised venue, which we believe will be a fantastic hub to support the health and wellbeing of local residents.

“Through the combined knowledge and resources of Sport Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and sportscotland, we are thrilled to be able to provide more opportunities for individuals to participate in sport and physical activity and see the life-changing impact that being active can have.”      

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader, Councillor Ian Yuill, said: “This is a fantastic addition not only to the communities of Northfield and Mastrick, but communities across the city. 

“Following the recent temporary decommissioning of the Beach Leisure Centre pool, it is great to have a new venue open and available to the public, providing more opportunities for people to take part in sport and physical activity.”

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader, Councillor Alexander Nicoll, said: “This is a very impressive facility, we look forward opening the doors at Get active @ Northfield.

“Physical activity has many positive impacts, we are pleased that people of all ages and abilities will be able to benefit from the programmes set to run within the new health and wellbeing venue.”

The excitement and buzz in the local community has been apparent in a recent survey conducted by Sport Aberdeen. The results highlighted that 98.5% of survey respondents said they will make use of Get active @ Northfield when it opens, with over 85% saying they will use the facilities more than once a week.   

A Northfield resident said: “The new facility looks amazing – let’s get it open to the community!”

Another remarked: “I cannot wait to be able to get back active and fit with the gym, swimming pool, etc!”