"Cambridge has, for more than a century, enjoyed a global reputation for the success of its world-class athletes and teams. For even longer, the University has encouraged and fostered sporting participation. However, by comparison with many of its peer institutions, the facilities behind this excellence have not borne close inspection. The establishment of this new Sports Centre stands testament to the fact that the University values the provision of world-class sporting facilities as fundamental to achieving its core objectives; and it will undoubtedly contribute to further and greater success for our athletes, teams and the University as a whole."Founder & CEO, Piper Pritchard; Director, British Olympic Association; Chairman, Right to Play; Director, Cambridge Alumni Board; two-time Olympian; Olympic and World Silver Medallist (rowing); Cambridge University Boat Club; Hawks' Club (Chairman).