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St George’s Park future to be outlined at event

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 04, 2014

VIEW FROM UP HIGH . . . a special event is being held by bosses at St George’s Park to outline plans that it has to develop the site during the coming years.

VIEW FROM UP HIGH . . . a special event is being held by bosses at St George’s Park to outline plans that it has to develop the site during the coming years.

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MEMBERS of the public are being invited to a special exhibition that will outline the future of the national football centre.

Bosses at St George’s Park have organised a public event that will allow them to showcase their plans for future development at the £105 million site.

Senior figures from the centre will be on hand to explain the plans as well as answering questions people may have.

The exhibition will run from 11am to 6pm on Wednesday, July 9 in the Bobby Moore ballroom at the Hilton Hotel on site.

A complimentary pick up and drop off will be provided from Tatenhill Village Hall throughout the day.

Pick up times will be at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and visitors will be able to get a lift back to the community site after around an hour and a half.

St George’s Park, home to all 24 England representative teams and a hub for coaching excellence, opened its doors for the first time in August 2012, 11 years after the scheme, subsequently beset by a series of delays, was first announced.

Later that year in October, Prince William and Kate visited the centre to officially open it.

At the opening, St George’s Park chairman David Sheepshanks said: “We have a world-class stadium in Wembley and a world-class training facility with St George’s Park, and given time it will be a world-class combination for a winning England.

“St George’s Park is a training and development centre and this is just the beginning.

“It heralds a new chapter and one in which we all want to see English football go from strength to strength.”

Since the site opened, it has been visited by a raft of teams across all forms of sport.

Premiership football teams have rubbed shoulders with visitors from the Unite States while England rugby players have even trained at the site.

The centre has also hosted hundreds of conferences since in the near two years since it opened.

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