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Sunday 8 December 2019

Outstanding achievements in leisure for Wexford

Cathy Lee

Ireland Active conducted its National Quality Standard Award and two Wexford facilities achieved an Outstanding award for their efforts.

These were Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre as well as Club Vitae as part of the Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford in their individual categories.

The National Quality Standard, which was previously known as the White Flag Award, is a Leisure Centre and Hotel Leisure award focusing on safety, hygiene, customer engagement and human resources.

Outstanding is the highest level of achievement in each category, but there were five leisure centres nationally that won prizes from best facility to newcomer and most improved.

The awards ceremony took place this month at the Johnstown Estate, in County Meath.

'The awards are designed to acknowledge excellence in the leisure, fitness and hotel leisure facilities. The standard is designed to encourage continuous improvement within the sector,' said a spokesperson for Ireland Active.

'The deserving recipients have been recognised for their hard work in setting the bar for the highest level of standards possible in their leisure, fitness and hotel leisure facilities who play such a significant role in the health and well being of the country.

'The fitness industry has grown hugely in recent years and employs an estimated 9,000 people generating more than €300 million for the Irish economy each year. We estimate that there are 450,000 people in Ireland who are members of leisure clubs'.

Margaret Quinn of Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre said that although it is not the club's first time to achieve the recognition, all the team were delighted to be back at the award ceremony.

'Well done to all the team who not only achieved the national quality standard but were presented with an outstanding award,' she said.

Wexford People