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Barr Ellison Solicitors – commercial property
1 November, 2006 - 17:25 By Staff Reporter

University helps Olympic bid

The University of Bedfordshire is contributing £10,000 towards the recently-expanded Bedfordshire Olympic Opportunities Support Team (BOOST) to put together a professional proposal for a pre-2012 Games training camp to be based in Bedfordshire in time for the January 2007 deadline.

The University of Bedfordshire is contributing £10,000 towards the recently-expanded Bedfordshire Olympic Opportunities Support Team (BOOST) to put together a professional proposal for a pre-2012 Games training camp to be based in Bedfordshire in time for the January 2007 deadline.

The money will go towards appointing two new members of staff to administrate and support the work around preparation camps, tourism and business development, cultural development, marketing and public relations.

Lloyd Conaway, director of team Beds and Luton, the newly-formed County Sports Partnership, who is heading the fund for BOOST, said: “Although the group has done an excellent job in pulling together and co-ordinating a focused approach to Bedfordshire’s involvement in realising the benefits from the London 2012 Olympics, there is the need for action.”

The funding plan comes after organisations from across Bedfordshire joined forces and met for the first time last month at the University’s Putteridge Bury Campus in Luton, to discuss how they can bring athletes, jobs and tourism to the area before and after the Games.

 

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