A teenage diving star will help officially open the new Morden Leisure Centre this weekend. with a big splash.

Inspirational 16-year-old Eden Chang won a gold medal in the 10 metre women’s synchro with partner Lois Toulson in Glasgow last year.

Cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Nick Draper said: “It’s just brilliant that Eden Cheng can be with us for the grand opening of our new leisure centre.

"We are really looking forward to showing her around the fantastic facilities. I’m so proud of this amazing new centre that we’ve built for the families of Morden, and I want to see as many families and friends as possible at the centre on Saturday to help us celebrate alongside the mayor of Merton.”

The new centre has a 25m six-lane pool, another pool with a moveable floor for aqua aerobics, toddler and diving classes in addition to a 100-station fitness studio with the latest kit for gym goers to work up a sweat.

The centre, designed in consultation with the community, hosts a range of clubs and a café with an outside area which will be a glorious place to sit and relax in come the summer. The centre is fully accessible throughout, with a designated ‘changing places’ room including an accessible toilet, shower and hoist.

The special features include a ‘pool pod’ - a newly-designed platform to help disabled swimmers get in and out of the water.

The event will run from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, March 30.