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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 April, 2005, 13:14 GMT 14:14 UK
5.5m sports academy set to open
A state-of-the-art sports academy in Gloucester is due to open on Monday.

The multi-million pound centre at Hartpury College will be officially opened by the minister for lifelong learning, Dr Kim Howells.

Athletes will have access to high-tech facilities at the academy which cost around 5.5m.

The centre boasts all-weather sports pitches, a multi-purpose sports hall, aquatherapy and physiotherapy suites and a power gym.

It also has video analysis equipment, which lets players look back at their performance on film.

Gloucester rugby club will also be using the facilities for training.

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