Stars to attend centre opening

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A NEW youth and community centre in Sheffield is to be officially this week in a ceremony to be attended by two sports stars from the city.

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis and England and Tottenham Hotspur football star Kyle Walker are due at the formal opening of the U-Mix Centre in Lowfield.

The centre is run by Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD) on behalf of Sheffield Council and will allow the charity to further develop its sporting and youth work programme.

It was funded at a cost of £2.5 million with grants from the Football Foundation and the Government’s Myplace initiative through the Big Lottery Fund.

The centre boasts floodlit 3G five-a-side pitches, outdoor play equipment, a dance studio, music rehearsal space, recording studio, a prayer room and digital media suite.