Sports centre launch

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A DECADE-long dream will be realised when a £2.5 million youth and community centre is officially opened in Sheffield.

The U-Mix Centre in Lowfield, was first proposed 11 years ago but was in jeopardy a number of times, most recently due to funding challenges caused by the recession and Government cuts.

Now, thanks to support from a range of bodies, including Sheffield Council, the facility is being officially opened tomorrow.

The centre is run by Football Unites Racism Divides on behalf of Sheffield Council.

It boasts five-a-side football pitches, outdoor play equipment, a dance studio, music rehearsal space, recording studio, a prayer room and digital media suite.

Young people from the Sharrow area formed a steering group to help design the building.