Training ground redevelopment nears completion

The redevelopment of the training ground at Hasland is nearing completion with the players expected to be able to train on the new pitches within the next couple of weeks.

Chief executive John Croot is delighted with the progress of the project and he is looking forward to seeing it being used.

He said: “It’s looking absolutely fantastic; I went up earlier in the week and the grass is finally green and the facilities are looking excellent.

“We’ve needed it at the club for years and the level of investment put in is huge, we’re so excited now. It will be great to see the players finally on the new pitches.

“Ashley Kirk has done a lot of work on this project and we’re very thankful. It’s taken a few weeks to get the grass to the right level but we’ve done it.

“Testament to the players who have been travelling all over for their sessions recently. We’re thankful to the local clubs that have helped us in recent months, too.”

John also expressed how the development has also been welcomed by the management and coaching staff.

“Paul Cook and his staff are really looking forward to using the new facilities and they’re delighted with how it’s looking,” he said. “It’s an exciting time for them and they’re raring to go with it.

“It’s hopefully a massive step forward for the club and everyone connected with it.

“This is just the start, there’s more to come. Longer-term, we’d like to put some buildings on there as well.”

John explained that there are opportunities for the local business community to get involved.

“We’re looking for sponsors to help with various projects at the training ground, so we’d welcome any conversation about that,” he commented.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the sponsorship opportunities should email [email protected].

John Croot (left) and Ashley Kirk are pictured on their visit to the training ground this week