MUGA Opening Day A Great Success
Ascension’s community turned out in high spirits at Two Boats Club on Saturday 20th April, all wanting to witness the opening and some to take part in the first sporting events held at the new Multi Use Games Area, or MUGA. The MUGA was initiated by the Island Councillors in the hopes of creating a more useful facility for the community on the site of an old tennis court.
As its name suggests, the MUGA can be used for a variety of sports rather than just tennis as was the case with the old facility. Basket Ball, Net Ball, Football, Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Volley Ball & Hand Ball are among the sports that can be enjoyed within the new MUGA, so there is plenty of opportunity for all members of the community to get involved in one sport or another.
The MUGA was officially opened by HH The Administrator, Colin Wells, with Korben Minto being awarded the honour of cutting the ribbon – he was selected for this duty as he was wearing a T-Shirt bearing an “AIG” logo, very clever Korben! The opening ceremony was followed by a feast of delicious treats for the crowd provided by Mrs Delphia Leo and staff of Two Boats Club, and several glasses of bubbly were also floating around to mark the occasion.
An afternoon of competitive action then ensued – starting with the children’s 5-A-Side football knock-out, and followed by the fiercely contested adults matches – even the ladies got involved in a Women’s match up.
The RAF lads and lady were the victors of the afternoon, and were awarded a case of beer to celebrate their win.
All in all, an enjoyable afternoon was had by those who attended – spectators and participants alike. It is hoped that Ascension’s community will continue to enjoy the benefits of the new MUGA.