Last week we made our first major announcements to the press to let the world know that work at Level Up Academy has begun and to spread the word about what we are trying to achieve!
On Tuesday 26th January our article was published in the Yorkshire Evening Post written by Jonathan Brown with photo taken by James Hardisty.
An extract from the article reads as follows;
Set to open in late February or early March, the centre will become the only purpose-built hub for sports like French free running craze parkour, cheerleading and breakdancing in Leeds and one of the only centres in northern England.
The not-for-profit community interest company is the brainchild of a trio of Leeds-based men passionate about urban sports, who want to bring affordable alternative pursuits to young people in West Yorkshire.
Level Up Academy, which has been issued Big Lottery grant funding, will work with a series of partners to offer coaching and courses and is appealing to local groups to help it reach more people.
Read the full article at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/first-urban-sports-centre-for-leeds-set-to-open-featuring-city-s-only-dedicated-parkour-park-1-7695924#ixzz3z20Bel6d
As soon as the paper was on the shelves we received a phone call from BBC Radio Leeds! They were extremely interested in what we were trying to achieve and invited along Level Up director and SingleBound head coach Jim Key to chat about what parkour is and our aims as an organisation. You can listen to the full interview here;
Keep checking back here and on our social media for more updates as our build progresses and we move closer to our open day!