Two Reading first team players opened a new purpose-built leisure facility at the end of last month, alongside Olympic diving Gold Medalist Chris Mears.
In 2010, Ryeish Green Leisure Centre was deemed ‘not fit for purpose’, however, an investment of over £4m from the local council has turned it into one of the best leisure facilities in the local area.
The new-look centre has a 45-station gym, a four-court sports hall and a 3G pitch as well as changing facilities.
To celebrate the milestone, both McCleary and Gunter were invited to participate in the opening ceremony to raise awareness of the new facility and encourage more people to sign-up for use of the centre.
Councillor Norman Jorgensen, who was also present at the ceremony, had this to say on the revamped centre: “I am delighted this state-of-the-art leisure facility in the Western part of Wokingham Borough is going from strength to strength since it opened.
“We continue to invest in our leisure facilities across the Wokingham Borough. These new facilities at Ryeish Green are provided at no cost to the tax payer.
"All of this investment will help immensely to improve grassroots sport in the local area.”