olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell has presented Mayfield Leisure Centre with its own gong.
The centre received the Quest award to recognise its continuous commitment to quality.
The former athlete and Quest Ambassador presented the centre, which is run by Midlothian Council, with the award for ‘10 years of continuous commitment to Quest accreditation’.
Quest is a UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure.
The award places Mayfield Leisure Centre in a select group of centres which have shown a decade’s worth of commitment to the UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure.
The award was presented by Darren Campbell to Jim Learmonth, Midlothian Council area operations manager, including Mayfield Leisure Centre.
Olympic Gold and Silver medallist Darren Campbell, one of Britain’s most successful and well-known male sprinters, is also the first Quest Ambassador. He said: “I would like to congratulate Mayfield Leisure Centre on winning this Quest award. I strongly believe that the whole community should have accessible, affordable and high quality sport and leisure facilities on their doorstep. In working hard to continuously improve their offering, Mayfield Leisure Centre is doing its bit to encourage and inspire people to get more active.”
Mr Learmonth added: “This award is testament to the hard work of all the staff at Mayfield Leisure Centre over the past 10 years in delivering leisure activities to the local community.
“Our commitment to encouraging participation in sport and leisure at the centre is fundamental to what we do.”
In its most recent inspection Quest rated Mayfield Leisure Centre as Highly Commended. This puts the centre into Quest’s top 10 per cent of leisure centres in the UK.
Quest carried out a mystery visit and separate on-site assessment. This covered the work done by staff and an evaluation of all its facilities. Quest’s report gives Mayfield an impressive rating of 80 per cent, and picks out a number of highlights.
The report praised the centre stating: “Staff should be commended for their commitment to good customer service. The programme of activities is well-balanced and reflects the needs of the community.”