Published: 06:00, 19 July 2021
Herne Bay Sports Hub holds the much-anticipated official opening of Quinn’s Bar & Lounge this coming weekend.
The event will take place from noon until 6pm on Sunday, July 25 and will be the opportunity for visitors to experience the new facilities at the sports hub and enjoy a drink in the bar.
Herne Bay Sports Hub is a £10m, state-of-the-art sporting facility, which aims to make sport more accessible within the local community. It includes two hockey pitches, a 4G football pitch, two grass mini pitches, six tennis courts and a cricket ground.
Quinn Estates, the property developer behind the project, has placed this significant community asset in the hands of a charitable trust run by the four local amateur sports clubs involved in the project for just £1.
Clive Cripps, president of Herne Bay Hockey Club, said: "We're delighted to welcome visitors to the Herne Bay Sports Hub pavilion for the opening of Quinn's Bar and Lounge.
"Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we haven't been able to have the opening we would have wanted for our fantastic new facilities, so it's great to finally be able to invite people along to experience the new sports hub in person.
“Sport plays a vital role in our local community and all monies raised at the bar will be put back into local sport for current and future generations. A huge thank you to the Quinn Estates team for making this possible."
Quinn’s Bar & Lounge offers a full range of drinks in a comfortable environment. The roof terraces overlook the football and hockey pitches, making it the perfect place to support local sport. The licensed function room is available for hire for parties, receptions and meetings, which is set to be popular among local residents.
Herne Bay Sports Hub is home to four of the seaside town’s local clubs - Herne Bay Lawn Tennis Club, Herne Bay Youth FC, Herne Bay Cricket Club and Herne Bay Hockey Club.
Annual social membership is now available for a special introductory price of £30, which will give you an exclusive 15% discount on drinks at the bar.
Herne Bay Sports Hub is a registered charity, and the sports clubs are non-profit bodies.
All monies generated from the facilities will be used towards the provision of sports to the local community.