Operators of Rushcliffe Arena have rewarded its one millionth member with vouchers at the leisure centre.

Lex Leisure, who operates the arena, rewarded Jacob Austin for his membership with £500 cash, a free membership for a year and £100 retail vouchers for Outdoor Living at Rufford Country Park.

Jacob said: “I love visiting the arena, it has such great facilities; such as functional training and the dead-lifting platform. As I live close by, joining was a no-brainer.

“I am chuffed and surprised to have won these prizes! It will help make this Christmas really special for my two young children. Thank you so much!”

Councillor Simon Robinson, leader of the council, and general manager of Rushcliffe Arena, Luke Colaluca presented Mr Austin with the prizes.

The councillor said: “We are delighted to welcome the millionth customer to the arena, showcasing how popular the refurbished building has been since it opened to the public in January 2017.

“Congratulations to Jacob and we hope he enjoys his prizes, and that residents and visitors continue to take advantage of the excellent facilities on offer here.”

Luke Colaluca added: “The arena has exceeded our expectations in terms of how many visitors use the centre and we’re thrilled to award Mr Austin with these prizes to celebrate this milestone.

“Our loyal customers are also wonderful to work with and we’re looking forward to reaching our two millionth visitor!”

For information on how to join Rushcliffe Arena, visit www.leisurecentre.com/rushcliffe-arena