Rhys Jones complex opens in Liverpool

Final preparations are being made ahead of the official opening of a community centre named in memory of Rhys Jones.

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Rhys Jones centre is culmination of five years of work

This day will be the culmination of five years’ work from the time the centre was first proposed.

It is the first community centre in the area since the Croxteth Park estate was built and it will be something which I believe will bring the community together and be the focus of activity in the years to come – that is why the opening of it will be a celebration.

I know Rhys’s parents are delighted with the centre and are looking forward to it being used by the community.

– Local Councillor Peter Mitchell

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Preparations for Rhys Jones Memorial Centre

The centre has two all-weather sports pitches and changing facilities. Credit: Rhys Jones Memorial Fund

Final preparations are being made ahead of the official opening of a community centre named in memory of Rhys Jones.

11-year-old Rhys was killed in a shooting in 2007. His parents Melanie and Steve Jones will be joined by former Everton star Joe Royle for the opening tomorrow.

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