POTENTIAL improvements at Marley sports centre have been revealed as part of Bradford Council’s shake-up of the district’s sports facilities.

Proposed investment in cricket and soccer facilities at the facility are revealed in a report on the council’s ambitious Sports Pitches Investment Programme.

Keighley Area Committee received an update on the programme, which aims to tackle a drop in the number of people playing the key sports of football, cricket, rugby, tennis and athletics.

The council plans to spend £15 million, boosted by grants from National Governing Bodies of various sports, to create a network of outdoor playing pitches and company facilities that meet current and future demand.

Across the district there will be three ‘multi-sports hubs’ including Marley Activities and Coaching Centre, along with several single pitch improvements.

The council said: “This will create opportunity for everyone to participate in physical activity and sport improve health, well-being and community cohesion.”

“Pitches and facilities in the Keighley area are currently being assessed, however, Marley is identified as a potential district-wide hub.

“Future investment could include a new second floodlight all-weather pitch, updated changing facilities, a new all-weather cricket wicket, and replacement of the existing all-weather pitch surface.”