A new partnership between Abbeycroft Leisure and Prestige Sports Development has brought new dance classes and a football academy to Haverhill Leisure Centre.Prestige Sports Development has launched a new Dance Academy and Football Academy at the Centre in Ehringshausen Way.The Football Academy runs on Monday evenings for 5 to 11 year olds and on Friday evenings there’s an indoor 6-a-side football league for senior players aged 16 and over.

The Dance Academy, which covers commercial (street dance) and jazz dance, is held every Saturday morning for 3-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds. Instructor Kate Burnhamstudied Dance at Cambridge Performing Arts in Jazz, Commercial, Tap, Ballet and Contemporary.

Prestige Sports was founded in September 2011 and we have expanded each year.  We currently have around 10 coaches working and delivering coaching sessions.

Award winning Abbeycroft Leisure was founded in 2005 and is the largest charitable leisure trust in Suffolk. As a leisure trust and social enterprise Abbeycroft ploughs all profits made back into providing health, fitness and wellbeing for the community

Linton Granta FC footballer Matt Crawley, founder of Prestige Sports Development and an Arsenal FC Youth Coach, said: “We are extremely pleased to have a partnership with such a successful Leisure Centre.  Its fantastic for us as it adds a sense of professionalism to what we do.  The use of excellent facilities is important to us as we believe it allows us to provide a better service to our customers.

“We see Abbeycroft as the focal point for leisure provision in Haverhill.  This accompanied with their excellent facilities made it an obvious choice.  We also feel that parents then have the option to go and use other leisure centre facilities such as the gym while children are on our courses.”

Prestige already runs very successful school holiday football camps for 5-14 year olds on the Centre’s astro turf with between 50 and 80 children attending each session. 

Haverhill Leisure Centre Manager Nigel Snape said: “We are delighted to have formed a partnership with Prestige Sports Development to deliver even more variety of activities at the Centre. Their football camps during school holidays have proved very popular with Haverhill children and we are sure the Football Academy and Dance Academy will be prove to be just as popular.”

The Football Academy takes place on Monday evenings from 5pm to 7pm for 5-11 year olds. The 6-a-side football league runs on Friday evenings from 8.15pm to 9.45pm. The new Dance Academy, which includes commercial (street dance) and Jazz for 3-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds takes place on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. For more information visitwww.prestigesportsdevelopment.co.uk