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Brighton invests in its sporting future 08/12/2015

Rugby’s greatest trophy was on hand for the official opening of the University of Brighton’s new £2m sports pavilion on Tuesday 1st September.

England world cup winner Will Greenwood attended the formal opening at the university’s Falmer campus, along with junior rugby teams from local community clubs. Players from the Samoa rugby team, who were based at the university’s Falmer campus, were training just yards away.

The university’s new pavilion, which houses state-of-the-art sport seminar rooms and changing facilities, was nominated for a national award for its pioneering waste water heat recovery system that reduces energy consumption by 58 per cent.

Sarah Hogg, Director of Sport and Recreation, said: “The pavilion is part of the university’s substantial investment in sports facilities that benefit students, staff and the community.

“Over the past ten years we have invested millions of pounds in developing a range of sport facilities and we are really proud our investment is reaping rewards – sport participation levels at the university are increasing significantly. 

“We host a number of community clubs, local groups and sporting events on campus and we are absolutely delighted that our facilities were selected by the Rugby World Cup organisers to host the Samoan team at Falmer and the South African team at the university’s sports facilities at our campus in Eastbourne.”

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