Watersley Sports and Talentpark and the municipality of Sittard-Geleen have signed a partnership agreement. In doing so, the two authorities underline the existing cooperation and indicate that it can be expanded in the future.

The signing of the agreement took place on Watersley's new pump track, which will be officially used for the first time this weekend during the Open NK Pumptrack.

For the municipality of Sittard-Geleen, the developments at Watersley are of great added value, according to the Municipal Executive, which was represented at the signing by aldermen Pieter Meekels (urban development) and Andries Houtakkers (sports). The municipality sees this added value on the one hand in the field of sports and sports promotion and on the other hand through the qualitative impulse given to the area and the surrounding area.

Joop Petit of Watersley Sports & Talentpark noted at the signing that the developments in the Watersley area are important for the attractiveness of the residential campus, as a result of which both top athletes and young talents settle at the former monastery on the edge of Munstergeleen.

The collaboration between Watersley and Sittard-Geleen was sealed in the middle of the new pump track. In the weekend of July 16 and 17, it will serve as a track for the Open Dutch Championship. Free practices are on Saturdays. On Sunday 17 July, the qualifying matches start at 11:30 am. The finals are scheduled from 3 p.m.