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18 The Daily Telegraph Monday 20 July 2020 ** Sport Reopening may be too late for many key leisure facilities Community Leisure UK has launched a #saveleisur­e campaign with UKactive, which represents 7,000 gyms from the private and public sectors. Following the Government’s arts bail out of £1.6billion, they are asking for a ring-fenced fund of £773 million. Francis stressed that Vivacity had “not collapsed” and had been delivering £60 million of social value to Peterborou­gh before Covid-19 struck. He is also adamant that all the services and community groups that Vivacity was providing, especially to some of the most disadvanta­ged areas, were critical. “I’m devastated,” he said. “This is not an add-on. We are at the front line and if these facilities are not operating it will have an extremely adverse impact on people’s lives. “We have proved that these services are viable and successful in normal times. We just needed some help through this period.” A government spokesman said that it had delivered a £4.3billion package of support during the pandemic to local government and that an additional £500million support package had been announced earlier this month. A scheme to compensate for income that local authoritie­s usually generated independen­tly was also announced. This will mean that all relevant losses, over and above the first five per cent of planned income from sales, fees and charges, will be compensate­d for at a rate of 75p in every pound. CHIEF SPORTS REPORTER By Jeremy Wilson chasm would appear to be between those private operators who have been able to access government “interrupti­on” and “bounceback” loans, and public leisure facilities operated on behalf of councils. Research by Community Leisure UK, whose members employ 100,000 staff, has found that more than a third of public leisure centres and gyms will be unable to reopen when lockdown rules are eased and, without a dedicated rescue package from central government, that 2,800 leisure centres will be extinct by Christmas. The great frustratio­n in Peterborou­gh is that it would cost only £1million-£1.5million over the next 18 months to safeguard a portfolio of services, from gyms, leisure centres and the lido to theatres, museums and libraries, which has been run with success by Vivacity, a Peterborou­gh crisis shows government rescue package will be vital to saving thousands of public centres, pools and gyms time when councils were grappling with budget cuts. He said that his trustees could not see any viable future without immediate support. “There would be significan­t costs of reopening and we are predicting a major loss of income as we implement social distancing and reduced capacities,” he said. Vivacity had forecast a 50 per cent reduction in user capacity to meet social distancing guidelines and between one and two years before a full recovery could be made. It follows a decade in which it had grown revenues by 177 per cent despite a 70 per cent reduction in council funding and had last year welcomed 1.8 million visitors to its facilities. charitable not-for-profit organisati­on, since 2010. Vivacity employs 510 staff, had 7,000 gym users and provided 13,625 monthly swimming lessons across the community, but handed its contract back to the local council last month amid projected lost revenues of £8.5 million. All but around 10 staff remain furloughed and, while Peterborou­gh City Council says that no decision has been taken on when or if facilities might reopen, the fear surroundin­g what might happen next is obvious. Stewart Francis, Vivacity’s chair of trustees, said that there had been a “perfect financial storm” of the coronaviru­s lockdown, meaning that all services had to be closed at a T he algae that have turned the water green at Peterborou­gh’s iconic old lido tell their own story. A “closed” sign still hangs over a facility that first welcomed swimmers in 1936 and, although outdoor pools were permitted to reopen earlier this month and gyms, indoor pools and leisure centres will theoretica­lly follow on Saturday, an alarming picture is emerging countrywid­e. What Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden called “the news millions across the country have been waiting for” actually feels more like a postcode lottery, and the biggest Database Darts 3.25 Global Giant 1.55 Surf Dancer (1m2f): (L Dettori 2-1F) 1; (7-1) (R L Moore 9-1) 1; (10-3) 2; (40-1) 3. Symbolize 5-2F. 9 ran. 23/4l, (W Haggas). (5f h’cap): (R Scott 12-1) 1; (20-1) 2; (11-2) 3. Makanah 5-1JF, Arecibo 5-1JF. 13 ran. hd. (Phillip Makin). NR: Line Of Reason. (6f): (S James 25-1) 1; (9-2) 2; (331) 3; (10-1) 4. Jovial 4-1JF, Miss Celestial 4-1JF. 18 ran. nk, 11/4l, (K Ryan). NR: Shadn. (7f192yds h’cap): (W Buick 11-2) 1; (33-1) 2; (181) 3; (13-2) 4. Alfred Boucher 3-1F. 17 ran. 11/2l, 11/2l. (S bin Suroor). NRs: Aces, Baraweez, Strait Of Hormuz. (7f h’cap): (C Fallon 10-1) (8-1) 2; (13-2) 3; (9-2F) 4. 19 ran. 11/2l, hd, (Kevin Frost). NR: Gifted Ruler. £469.90. £156.80. (7f): Extra Elusive Pablo Escobarr Boccaccio Lincoln Bright (12-1) 2; 3. 9 ran. 1l, 1l. (J Gosden). (2m110yds h’cap): (J Crowley 14-1) 1; (5-1) 2; (7-1) 3. Selino 7-2F. 11 ran. nk. (I Williams). NR: Australis. (1m5f61yds h’cap): Donohoe 9-2) 1; (10-3) 2; (6-1) 3. Alemagna 3-1F. 7 ran. shd, 13/4l. (C Fellowes). (7f h’cap): (9-2) 2; ran. shd, 13/4l. (R Hughes). Not won, pool of £8,667.00 carried £138.30. £21.00. PDC WORLD MATCHPLAY rd: S Whitlock K Ratajski J Wade M Van Gerwen G Anderson M Suljovic G Durrant (Milton Keynes).-1st (Australia) bt R Joyce (England) (Poland) bt J Wattimena (England) bt K Brown (Holland) bt B 1/2l. 4.00 Reshoun 2.30 Lahore 10-4; (Holland) 10-4; (England) 12-10; Dolan (Northern Ireland) 10-7; (Scotland) bt J Pipe (England) 10-5; (Austria) bt J Hughes (England) 12-10; (England) bt J de Zwaan (Holland) 10-3; G (Germany) bt R Cross (England) 10-8; (Scotland) bt J Oliveira de Sousa (Portugal) 10-8; (England) bt Jonny Clayton (Wales) 10-3. Rajinsky True Destiny Acclaim The Nation Danzeno 3/4l, 3/4l, 4.30 Dubious Affair 3.05 Queen Jo Jo (S Kepala Chicago Breathtaki­ng Look Shades Of Blue Sunday Star Doll Clemens P Wright 3/4l. 5.00 Karibana (S W Kelly 11-1) 1; (4-1F) 3. 15 M Smith Inhalation Top Secret 3.35 Jalaad Star Of Southwold Ulshaw Bridge Spiorad Jackpot: Placepot: Golf Quadpot: over. 3/4l, MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT final rd scores Fitzpatric­k X Zhang 289—X Schauffele H English J (Dublin, Ohio).-Early (US unless stated): (GB) 75 66 74 68; 68 79 71; (China) 72 73 70 73; 71 76 70 71; 78 69 72 70; 76 71 70 72; 70 73 74 72; 73 67 77 73; 74 67 75 74; (S Korea) 73 73 77 68 70 76; 75 68 70 76 77; (S Africa) 72 69 78 72; 74 71 73 73; (S Africa) 73 68 74 76; (S Africa) 76 69 73 73; (Canada) 73 74 72 72; (Spain) 72 73 73 74; 70 76; 76 67 76 73; 69 72 74 78; (Sweden) 72 72 79 70; 71 76 71 76; (Australia) 72 75 71 76; 76 75; 70 75 75 74. (Ramsau, Austria).-Leading (GB & Ireland unless stated): (France) 65 65 68 68; 67 66 64 71; 67 66 71; 283—M 288—L List P Southwell 4.10 Documentin­g 70 Going: Good (3m60yds h’cap ch): Dunne 4-1) 1; Admirality Arbalet Fortamour 1; 3/4l. 1.30 Glengar Reed (Robert (15-8F) 2; (5-1) 3. 9 ran. 21/4l, 10l. (N B Horschel 290—S Stricker S W Kim Hidden Cargo Running Wolf Placepot: Quadpot: Thomas 291—M Wolff G Woodland Bezuidenho­ut Mitchell Mulholland). (2m4f88yds h’cap ch): O’Neill Jr. 7-1) 1; (10-3F) 3. 9 ran. 71/2l, (1m7f182yds h’cap ch): Skelton 7-4F) 1; (7-1) 2; (4-1) 3. 6 ran. 11/4l, 19l. (D Skelton). (2m4f88yds nov hdle): Moscrop 10-1) 1; (11-8JF) 2; (8-1) 3. Ginistrell­i 11-8JF. 7 ran. shd, 1l. (Sara Ender). NR: Champagne Vintage. (1m7f182yds h’cap hdle): (B Hughes 22-1) 1; (9-1) 3. 12 ran. B Todd C K 70 74; 72 68 76; 2.05 Shoal Bay (Jonjo (4-1) 2; (C Tizzard). (H Motorcycli­ng Buster Thomas Mon (Jerez de la Frontera).MotoGP: 1 (France) Yamaha 41m 23.796s, 2 M Vinales (Spain) Yamaha 41:28.399, 3 A Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 41:29.742. 1 (Italy) Kalex 39:23.297, 2 T Nagashima (Japan) Kalex 39:24.568, 3 J Martin (Spain) Kalex 39:28.135, 4 S Lowes (GB) Kalex 39:29.497. 1 (Spain) KTM 39:26.256, 2 A Ogura (Japan) Honda 39:26.596, 3 T Arbolino (Italy) Honda 39:26.625. SPANISH MOTOGP F Quartararo Palois 3/4l. D Frittelli E Van Rooyen C Conners Garcia M Kuchar C Pettersson 294—T Woods 2.40 Hatcher Croco Bay Mcgroarty 292—S B Watson 293—L Glover Moto2: 78 68 L Marini 3.15 Lord Springfiel­d (N Rubytwo Some Boy Mccoy M Leishman S Harrington Moto3: A Arenas 74 69 3.50 Dance Lightening R Moore EURAM BANK OPEN final scores Stalter Emma Lamb (9-4F) 11/4l. (D Rugby League Roses Poses 2; McCain). (1m7f182yds nov hdle): (A P Heskin 1-3F) 1; (11-2) 2; (25-1) 3. 7 ran. 11l, 11/2l. (Olly 3/4l, 266—J 268—R Mansell 269—C Blomstrand A Knappe Sciot-Siegrist Luiten NRL: Manly 22 Parramatta 18-South Sydney 18 Newcastle 20-St George/Illawarra 28 Canterbury 22-New Zealand Warriors 10 Cronulla 46-Penrith 22 North Queensland 10. 4.20 Ahead Enemy Coast (Sweden) 65 (Germany) 66 67 66 70; (France) 67 66 61 75; (Holland) 65 63 74 68; (France) 67 64 68 71; (S Africa) 65 69 67 69; (France) 69 67 66 69; (Italy) 70 64 67 70; (Spain) 66 70 67 69; (Spain) 71 62 70 69; (Sweden) 64 66 69 74; (a) (Germany) 68 67 71 67; (Sweden) 68 67 69 69; (Czech Rep) 65 73 67 68; 66 68 68 71. Flint Hill R Kitty’s Light 270—J J Brun Murphy). (2m4f88yds h’cap hdle): (M Kendrick 5-1) 1; (10-3F) 2; (16-1) 3. 9 ran. 1l. (G McPherson). NR: All Yours. (3m60yds h’cap hdle): (T Bellamy 4-1) 1; (80-1) 2; (5-1) 3. Can You Believe It 10-3F. 12 ran. 10l, 31/2l. (G McPherson). £19.10. £7.00. Tennis G Higgo 271—D Perrier 4.50 Fleeting Visit PROGRESS TOUR WOMEN'S CH'SHIPS Premier: K Boulter Div 1: A Bissett L Gagli Tel’art Man Of (Roehampton).-Finals, J Burrage 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-2. E Richardson 6-3 6-2 bt bt 272—A Arnaus S Fernandez 273—P Eriksson Rosenmulle­r Lengden Plenty 3/4l, T O O Lieser 5.20 The Distant Lady Goldslinge­r Fixture Cricket Prophets Prayer S Gregory Placepot: Quadpot: 2ND TEST (day 5 of 5).-Emirates England v West Indies (11am). Old Trafford: Horse Racing results Newbury - York Going: Good (H Bentley 6-5F) 1; (9-2) 2; (15-2) 3. 6 ran. 5l, nk. (R Beckett). (6f nov): Sport on TV 1.05 Pomelo Going: (7f nov): Good (7f nov): (7-2) 2; 13 ran. hd, 21/2l. (R Fahey). (1m2f56yds nov): L Moore 4-1) 1; (5-1) 2; (5-1) 3. Brentford Hope 6-4F. 8 ran. 4l, nk. (W Haggas). NR: Naval Commander. (6f nov): (C Lee 9-4F) 1; (9-1) 2; (11-2) 3. 8 ran. 51/2l, (K Burke). NR: Exalted Leader. Exalted Leader| Rule 4 applies to All Bets, deduct 10p in the pound. Dreams Unwind Verbena CRICKET: Second Test, England v West Indies Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket, 10.30am World Matchplay from Milton Keynes Sky Sports Main Event, 8.30pm. Premier League, Brighton v Newcastle - Sky One, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, 5.30pm; Wolvers v Crystal Palace - BT Sport 1, 7.45pm. Serie A, Juventus v Lazio - Premier Sports 1, 8.40pm. ANZ Premiershi­p, Steel v Tactix - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Mix, 8am. 12.15 Gorytus (D Nolan 14-1) 1; (11-10F) 3. Star Of Orion Jadoomi 1.40 Royal Scimitar (L Keniry 11-1) 1; (9-2) 2; (18-1) 3. Mujbar 3-1F. 11 ran. nk, hd. (C Cox). (6f h’cap): (T Marquand 6-4F) 1; (11-1) 2; (12-1) 3. 10 ran. 21/4l, shd. (W Haggas). (5f34yds): 10-3F) 1; (16-1) 2; (22-1) 3; (15-2) 4. 25 ran. 23/4l, 11/4l. (R Hannon). NR: Coco Bear. DARTS: Line Of Departure Aesthete 12.45 Roberto Escobarr (R Matthew Flinders FOOTBALL: 2.15 Nahaarr Semser Watan Recon Mission 1.20 Spright Positive Footstepst­othehart 2.50 Happy Romance (S M Levey Mentality Jojo Rabbit Tinochio Soldierpoy 1/2l. NETBALL: 1/2l,

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