New games centre in West Silvertown really has The Edge

New games facilities at Britannia Village, West Silvertown, were opened with a performance from the Ascension Eagles cheerleaders who were watched by youngsters who will be using the multi-sport area.

The honour of cutting the ribbon to mark the official launch of The Edge was given to Louis and Milana Gray, winners of a competition to name it.

The Edge includes purpose-built courts and space for football, basketball, tennis, netball, hockey and volleyball. It was built by East Thames housing with �150,000 funding from The Veolia Environmental Trust and �15,000 from Newham Council.

Pamela Gardner, interim director at East Thames, said: “This is a great time to be building a sporting facility for the local community to enjoy.

“It may even inspire the beginnings of East London’s next sporting hero.”