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West Limerick Sports Complex reveal their Vision for 2025



West Limerick Sports Complex has unveiled its Vision for 2025, which includes extending its facilities to an adjoining two-acre site. 

West Limerick Sports Complex reveal their Vision for 2025

West Limerick Sports Complex

Plans include a new 25m swimming pool in addition to its existing 18m pool

West Limerick Sports Complex in Newcastle West has recently unveiled its plans to become a leading sports complex for the town and wider West Limerick region by extending its facilities to an adjoining two-acre site.

The proposal includes a new 25m swimming pool in addition to its existing 18m pool, a group exercise studio, spin-class rooms, spacious village-style changing rooms with cubicles for privacy, a sports therapy and massage clinic, a sensory garden, a playground, cafe, and an innovative rooftop outdoor gym.

“The last two years have particularly highlighted the need for such a facility in the community. We aim to maximise the huge impact we are already creating, we have a great track record and are growing from strength to strength. Now we need the whole community behind us to drive this transformation,” said Lorraine Higgins, WLSC Managing Director.

West Limerick Sports Complex, formerly training as Killeline Leisure Centre, is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing leisure, swimming, and fitness facilities.

The team and board have incorporated feedback and ideas from members and the community into a ‘Vision for 2025.’

The plan has been released as a ‘vision video’ that can be viewed on YouTube and the WLSC website, and the complex urges those in support of the vision to sign the petition linked below. Over 300 people have signed so far, saying that the facilities are badly needed and will greatly benefit Newcastle West.

The long-term plan for the complex is to increase participation among all user groups, focusing on disability and disadvantaged groups as well as providing the best sports and fitness services and facilities to the community.

The complex has made several changes in the past few years since making the transition to a public, social enterprise in 2017.

In 2020, the gym was fully refurbished with the support of €121,000 from the Sports Capital Programme.

2021 saw the launch of a new brand and image, with the trading name officially changed as well as a new website and online booking system.

WLSC is asking those in support of their vision to sign the petition below to help their vision become a reality.

To sign the petition go HERE

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.