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David Beckham pays a visit to St George's Park

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 02, 2014

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ONE of the world's most famous players stopped off to take a closer look at Burton's national football centre.

Former England captain David Beckham paid a private visit to St George's Park to have a behind-the-scenes look at the £105 million facility.

While at the site the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star even posed for a picture next to a pitch that was named in his honour.

Beckham posted on Facebook: "I had a great day with the kids at St George's Park, the national football centre.

"Incredible facilities for all the England teams, would have loved to use them when I was playing."

Burton's MP Andrew Griffiths said the visit by one of the world's most well-known sportsman could only help 'raise the profile' of the football centre and the town.

He told the Mail: "I think that it is absolutely fantastic that a world class footballer like David Beckham has taken the time to come and see the unbeatable facilities we have on show at the national football centre in Burton.

"With stars like Beckham using the site and viewing what our England team and hundreds of other teams use, it really shows that St George's Park is now on the footballing map.

"I have no doubt that Beckham will have been impressed with the centre and I am sure all of Burton will be glad to see someone like 'goldenballs' so interested in the centre."

Beckham's visit to the site came only matter of weeks after one of the world's greatest football teams – Barcelona – descended on the town as part of a special pre-season training tour.

A growing a list of luminaries have now visited the site ranging, from regular users Burton Albion to Premiership side Stoke City.

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  • newborough  |  September 02 2014, 7:17PM

    How did he manage to find St Georges the Daily Mail said in was stuck in an isolated part of the country and a complete waste of money. It should have been built nearer Wembly and London.

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