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Swansea Labour councillors welcome success of Footgolf facility at Ashleigh Road

Labour Party councilors have hailed the early success of Swansea Footgolf at Ashleigh Road.

The council offered the municipal golf course site on a short term lease to see if there was an operator who could run the site at a reduced cost and increase its activity.

And in the first two months of operation it has become a very popular attraction.

Councillor Mark Child tried out his footballing skills at Ashleigh Road.

Cllr Child said: “This has been great fun but I don’t think I’ll trouble Chris Coleman! I wish the new business every success.

“This lease to a new operator has reinvigorated the old course, with many more people playing outside, having fun and getting healthy.”

He added: “This is proving to be a great new attraction for the people of Swansea and visitors alike.”

Roger Maliphant, Project Manager at Swansea Footgolf, said he had been delighted with the interest shown in the new project and for the opportunity the City & County of Swansea has given the company.

“It’s been a real privilege to get hold of a public facility like this and our ambition now is to make the best stand-alone footgolf facility in the UK,” he said.

“Going forward the facility will be very event dependent and hopefully we will attract things like birthday parties.

“In September we will be running an event to find Swansea’s best Footgolfer.”

The council is reviewing all its outside leisure locations like Ashleigh Road due to the UK Government’s austerity measures.

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