THE next generation of sports stars will benefit from a revamped £40,000 games area in Oxford.

The multi-use games area at Peat Moors in Wood Farm was reopened on Friday.

The site has been resurfaced and painted and gives people the chance to play basketball, football, tennis, hockey and cricket.

The games area was officially opened by Mark Lygo, city council board member for parks and sports. He said: “The new facility will also encourage people who have been inspired by some of the sports at the London Olympics.

“This is what it is all about – inspiring the grassroots.”

Mr Lygo added: “Peat Moors is a well-used facility.

“It has been showing its age for some years and needed to be improved.”

The games area is free to use in the daytime but evening slots, which need floodlighting, have to be booked – call Chris Perks on 01865 764818.