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Address
HMP Altcourse
Brookfield Drive
Fazakerley
Liverpool L9 7LH

Phone
+44 (0)151 5222000
To book a visit
+44 (0)151 5222196
or 5222047
 
 
 
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Sports Facilities

At HMP Altcourse our aim is to make a major contribution to the regimes of the prison by providing professional, purposeful and constructive physical education, which will prepare prisoners for reintegration into the community and contribute towards developing the employability of prisoners upon release. The sports centre provides a modern facility
enabling both prisoners and staff to raise their physical fitness through personal fitness
plans, certificated courses and recreational activities.

The Sports Centre remains open for 365 days of the year. On weekdays, the first prisoners arrive at 08.15 hrs for morning circuits, and the last group leave at 20.30 hrs. Every prisoner has the opportunity to attend for one hour every day. The Centre has capacity for 70 prisoners; 30 in the sports hall, 25 in the weights room and 15 in the fitness room. A team of one manager and eleven staff supervise and instruct the prisoners throughout their sessions. All participants must be passed fit by a doctor and participate in an induction programme before being allowed to use the facility.

Fitness Centre

The cardio-vascular training facility has treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes, cross trainers and stepper machinery. The weights room contains a number of fixed weight machines, Olympic bars and free weights, smith machine, dumbbells up to 45 kg and a variety of barbells and benches.

Sports Hall
The following is a selection of activities the Sports Hall offers:

- Circuits
- Football
- Short tennis
- Volleyball
- Badminton
- Cricket
- Basketball
- Floodlit Astroturf

Football Academy
The prison pioneered a football academy for prisoners. This involves a 12 week course comprising a full football coaching programme and education in communication, numeracy, nutrition and healthy living, first aid and cookery. The course culminates in the prisoners coaching each other.

 
 
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