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18 July 2014
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Welcome to the Lions' Den 

With five days to go until the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Team England has this week unveiled the Lions’ Den, its dedicated athlete performance centre.

With £93,000 from Sport England, the 12,000 square-foot facility provides support for athletes, such as physio facilities, massage and recovery. The facility has never before been provided to an England Team.

“Since 2011, our investment in Commonwealth Games England has played a key role in preparing and managing a successful Team England, said Charles Johnston, Sport England Property Director. “We’re proud to be helping deliver this facility and continue our support as they take the next step in achieving their ambitions.

“The Lions’ Den will help prepare each athlete thoroughly ahead of their event, and we hope their performances will inspire more people to go out and give sport a go.”

 

 
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