Progress at St George's Park

Construction at St. George’s Park is nearing completion.

Within the next couple of months England will have an inspirational new home for innovation in sporting performance. It will become the educational hub for English Football for Coach Education and all our development programmes.

Fundamentally, St George’s Park (SGP) will be the central setting in which coaches will be taught how – as well as what – to coach, teach, inspire and influence.

The 330-acre site on the outskirts of Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire will embed enhanced standards of coaching and a wider breadth of coaching qualifications, coaching as a recognised profession, and qualification pathways and career opportunities across a range of sporting disciplines.

SGP will also become a national centre for sports medicine and science, and, importantly, a platform from which it can become the first FIFA Centre of Medical Excellence in the UK.

St. George’s Park has been highlighted as a major part of the long-term future of the Three Lions as The FA look to the future. As home to all 24 England teams – all Men’s and Women’s Teams, the Disability sides and Futsal, St. George’s Park will provide world-class sports facilities.

The centre will house a full-size indoor football pitch, a multi-sport indoor hall and eleven external pitches, including the elite pitch that will replicate the surface at Wembley Stadium.

In keeping with SGP’s devotion to innovation, Hilton Worldwide will unveil unique accommodation with two hotels operating under one roof: a luxury Hilton hotel and a Hampton by Hilton hotel for more value-wise guests offering a combined 228-guest bedrooms and extensive leisure facilities.

For the latest photos as St George’s Park takes shape, visit the FA’s SGP website.

Source: TheFA.com

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