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Injured jockey unit at Malton one step nearer
PRELIMINARY work has begun on the multi-million pound project for a new rehabilitation centre for injured jockeys in region.
The Injured Jockey Fund’s facility in Malton will be the charity’s second in the UK and its first in the north.
Named Jack Berry House, after the IJF’s vice-president who spearheaded fundraising for the project, it will treat current and former jockeys while also providing facilities for other local sportsmen and women.
The first brick will be laid in November and the facility, on a two-acre site next to Malton and Norton Rugby Club, should open its doors in the autumn of 2014 – the IJF’s 50th anniversary year.
A single-storey building, it will include a gym, hydrotherapy pool, treatment rooms and respite accommodation.
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