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Athletics at the Palace on a knife edge!

Emotions ran high as former CEO of UK Athletics Dave Moorcroft led a structured two hour Athletics focus group at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (NSC) recently. It was part of the latest consultation by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to plan the NSC’s long term future, where track and field at one of the most iconic venues in the world is sitting on a knife edge! 

Reprieve for Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, one of the most accessible multi-sports venues in the UK, has had the threat of losing its iconic stadium and a host of other existing facilities lifted - at least for now.

‘Hidden’ Crystal Palace Subway breaks records

A short two minute film about the ‘secret’ Crystal Palace Subway, nestled beneath a busy South London road, has taken the internet by storm, leading to fresh hope that fundraising targets will be met to open up access to the Grade II listed site on a permanent basis.

Local sprinters flood Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, one of the most iconic sporting venues in Europe, may be facing an uncertain future, but local athletes are proving there is still massive demand for an albeit dilapidated facility.

Sprinters by the dozen flooded into the indoor running track last week (Wednesday 13th) to attend the second of two open meetings organised by the National Sports Centre’s host operators Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). The event was so popular it ran past 10pm, despite freezing conditions outside that would normally deter the hardiest of athletes!

UK Athletics calls for athletics to be retained at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

A report commissioned by UK Athletics (UKA) brings into question the proposals being drafted by the Greater London Authority (GLA) that could decimate athletics at the iconic Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (CPNSC).

A fabulous festival on your own doorstep

Glastonbury. We can’t all get tickets, we can’t all afford them. Some of us, frankly, don't even want to go.

And why would you? Why haul a load of camping gear across the country when you can have a fabulous festival experience in south east London? The Crystal Palace Overground Festival, now in its 9th year, is a community festival organised by the lovely people of SE19.

Held on the 24-28th June, most of the events are free - so no mad internet scramble for tickets - and it’s run entirely by volunteers.

Weeks left to act against dramatic Greater London Authority plans for the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

One of the most iconic sporting venues in the UK, could be only weeks away from having the indoor athletics track, 25m family swimming pool, and main stadium demolished.

Much of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (CPNSC) as we have always known it will be razed to the ground if the shortlisted options from the recently published Greater London Authority (GLA) CPNSC Development Options Appraisal Final Report 2015 are executed, claim the Crystal Palace Sports Partnership (CPSP).

Indoor/outdoor athletic track audit shows huge demand at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Indoor/outdoor athletic track audit shows huge demand at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

As British track and field athletes prepare for the first meets of the season this weekend (April 18th), the long-term future of athletes based in South London continues to remain in doubt. 

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