Boxing champ throws her weight behind Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

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A Yorkshire boxing champion has thrown her weight behind Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park.

London 2012 gold medal boxer, Nicola Adams, said she hoped the multi-million pound project would inspire more people to get active.

She said: “I think it’s a fantastic project. It can only help inspire more people to improve their health and become involved in sport and physical activity which is what the legacy of London 2012 is all about.

“The Olympic Legacy Park will be a great addition to Sheffield’s sporting facilities.”

Flyweight Nicola trains with the GB Boxing squad at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, which will form part of the 35 acre development in the east end of the city.

A multi-purpose 3,000 seat indoor community arena, fourth generation artificial pitch, Olympic-standard ice rink, running tracks, playing fields and cycle ways make up the OLP’s facilities.

The Olympic Legacy Park is a joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Council.