The Football Association of Wales were joined by principal project partners and supporters at the Colliers Park site to mark the start of construction for the new National Football Development Centre in Wrexham, North Wales.
The new National Football Development Centre at Colliers Park, opening in May 2019, will complement the FAW’s existing facility at Dragon Park, Newport.
The centre will further benefit Welsh football nationally and locally by delivering accessible and high-class training facilities for talented young players and the wider football workforce in North Wales.
The training facility developments will include:
The £5m investment in North Wales is provided by financial sponsors FIFA and UEFA and includes £500k funding support from Welsh Government and Sport Wales.
The FAW say: “This investment will enhance the reputation of Wales as an excellent footballing nation by providing more players the opportunity to play for their country as well as providing the dynamic for a range of community benefits.
Football Association of Wales CEO, Jonathan Ford said: “Firstly I would like to thank our project partners; FIFA, UEFA, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Sport Wales and the Welsh Government for their support and investment in the new National Football Development Centre at Colliers Park.
“We are excited for the Football Development Centre to open next year and for the many development opportunities there will be for men, women and grassroots football in North Wales”
Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Vice Chancellor Professor Maria Hinfelaar said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the Football Association of Wales on the new National Football Development Centre at Colliers Park, which will incorporate an education facility for our students on Sports Science and Sports Coaching degree programmes, enabling them to utilise state-of-the-art facilities. This is part of our Campus 2025 strategy to significantly invest in all areas of our campuses and facilities, putting students at the heart of everything we do and contributing to our local community.”
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