Medway Park Hosts First Major Event

8 April 2010, 10:24 | Updated: 8 April 2010, 11:27

A new multi-million pound sports complex in Kent is hosting its first major event.

Medway Park in Gillingham has cost £11million pounds to develop and includes a 12-court sports hall, eight lane athletics track and new gymnastics centre.

Building work has only just finished, and to celebrate, the venue is being used to host the Modern Pentathlon World Cup.

Heather Fell, who won silver at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, is among the British women's team competing over the next few days.

Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward will also be there on the final day of the competition on Sunday.

Medway Park, which used to be known as the Black Lion Leisure Centre, has been approved as a pre-games training camp for teams getting ready for London 2012.

The Paralympic Association of Barbados and the Portugese Gymnastics and Trampolining squad have already signed up to use the facilities.