Customers flock to Moorways Sports Village in opening fortnight

Published: 8 June 2022

Moorways main swimming pool with dive blocks in the foreground

The main pool at Moorways

More than 29,000 people flocked through the doors at Moorways Sports Village in its first fortnight open.

The state-of-the-art facility, run by Everyone Active on behalf of Derby City Council, opened on Saturday, May 21.

Customers were queuing for the 10am launch and that enthusiasm continued throughout the £42million site’s first 14 days in business, with no fewer than 29,807 people coming to admire and experience the new centre.

The water park was used 7,247 times while the swimming pools hosted 3,354 casual swims, with more than 1,600 users now signed up for swimming lessons at the site.

Simon Morgan, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said:

We are delighted to see so many people already enjoying Moorways Sports Village and experiencing the wide range of activities on offer.

We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received from customers and it’s been a great start to life for the centre.

We are really positive that we can grow our membership numbers over the coming months and that people from across the community will use this fantastic facility.

No matter what your age, ability or interests, there is an activity for you here.

The centre includes a 50m main pool and learner pool, a state-of-the-art water park, a large fitness suite and three exercise studios.

There is also a café, two soft plays and a spa, while outside there is Moorways Stadium, with its track and field facilities, and football pitches.

Councillor Jerry Pearce, Derby City Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetpride, Leisure and Public Spaces, said:

Moorways Sports Village has been quick off the starting blocks and I’m sure once more people have visited and seen what it has to offer, its success will run and run.

It was designed to offer something for everyone, making it an excellent addition to the Council’s leisure offer at Derby Arena and Springwood Leisure Centre.

More information on Everyone Active is available on their website

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