Despite the uncertainties of the past year the owners of a Falmouth sports shop have taken a running leap of faith and relocated into new premises.

The move has seen Castle Sports & Uniform relocate from their former shop in the old High Street to one at the bottom of Killigrew Street, which had been standing empty for more than 12 months.

Business owners Cath Horton and Teresa McCormack have made the most of the latest lockdown and have spent their time completely refurbishing and renovating the former hairdressers, opposite Tesco.

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The new shop is now open

They said the building had fallen into a poor state of repair while it had been empty, describing it as "a real eyesore in one of Falmouth’s main shopping areas".

However, the pair could see the potential in it and decided to take the plunge despite an uncertain economic climate.

They are now hoping that their commitment to the town centre will pay off.

Opening their doors to the public for the first time earlier this week, Cath said: “We’re really excited to move to such a prominent location in the town centre and it’s great to have so much space to display our stock.

"We loved our old shop in the High Street, but we didn’t have any space to expand and this new location will allow us to increase the range of sports products that we are able to offer our customers.” 

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The shop before the refurbishment 

Cath and Teresa said the new shop also offers better access for parents with pushchairs and those with impaired mobility.

The shop stocks a range of sports brands including Under Armour, Ron Hill, Brooks and Mizuno, and the staff are able to offer advice on fitting and selecting the most suitable sports shoes and equipment. 

Castle Sports also supplies uniform for both Falmouth School and Penryn College, as well as Truro High School and five local primary schools - King Charles, St Francis, St Mary’s, Marlborough and Mawnan.

The school uniform service offered in the shop is backed up by an online shop, to order via the website and collect in store.

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Inside the new store 

In addition to the products available in the shop, Castle Sports also offers a bespoke teamwear and workwear service and is able to supply printed and embroidered clothing to local businesses and sports teams.

Castle Sports & Uniform Ltd can now be found at 10 Killigrew Street and is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturdays.