National Sporting Heritage Day

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


It is National Sporting Heritage Day on 30 September 2017.  Please comment on the role Crystal Palace Park and the National Sports Centre have played in helping people and communities come together through sport over the years.


Answer for National Sporting Heritage Day

Answer for National Sporting Heritage Day

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Crystal Palace Park has been a major sporting venue ever since the 19th century. The park has hosted a rich variety of sporting events; from motor racing and football to athletics and swimming. The Crystal Palace National Sports Centre continues to play host to a wide array of sports and offers a range of sporting pathways; all the way through from participation to elite competition.

I am committed to securing a sustainable future for the NSC, one which continues to serve the needs of sporting and local communities.