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Swansea City To Develop New Training Complex

Swansea City To Develop New Training Complex

Swansea City have confirmed its agreement with Swansea Council to develop a new training complex in Landore in an investment worth more than £1m.

The location of the complex is the other side of the river from the Liberty Stadium.

It will be developed within 2 years and will provide facilities for the youth structure, first team and local community.

The existing football pitches at the site will be replaced with:

* One grass pitch the same size as the Liberty Stadium pitch, with floodlights

* One full-sized artificial pitch with floodlights

* Two training pitches / mini pitches with a dedicated skills training area

* Spectator seating banks

* New fencing to the enlarged boundary and footpath improvements

* A remodelled changing pavilion comprising of four team changing rooms, officials changing rooms, two dedicatd physio rooms, adjustable sized function room (for hire and hospitality), kitchen, reception, a bar area, toilets, office and spectator seating

* Car parking

* Land for future development

Swansea City director Gwilym Joseph said:

'It's taken a long time to conclude the agreement, but it's been worthwhile because it's the first step in achieving a full football academy in Swansea while protecting the present status of a school of excellence and accommodating football in the community.

'The club has made huge progress on and off the field since we moved to the Liberty Stadium four years ago.

'We have made no secret of the fact that Swansea City Football Club's long-term goal is to achieve Academy status so that we can attract and keep the best young players in the area.

'With the club now serious Championship contenders, this goal has now become even more of a priority. This new development will be a massive boost not only to the club, our Centre of Excellence department and all aspiring young footballers in the area, but also to the community as a whole.

'Swansea City plays a massive role in the community and I'm sure our fans will be pleased to see he club making another step forward.''


Councillor Graham Thomas, cabinet member for culture, recreation and tourism, said:

'This new venture would be hugely beneficial to both Swansea City and the community because it would help develop the next generation of home-grown football stars and would allow schools and people of all ages to access top-class football facilities.

'Swansea City is flying the flag for the city, and facilities of this kind are vital if the club is to maintain its position and challenge for promotion.'


Information courtesy of swanseacity.net






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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday August 13 2009
Time: 11:24AM

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Brilliant news future looks very bright indeed
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