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Our Journey

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Pride in our present

Five years ago, we embarked on a comprehensive study of over 30 elite sports development centres around the world. This research resulted in a blueprint for a new facility that was designed to meet and exceed the requirements for a ‘Category 1 Academy’ set out by the Premier League’s new Elite Player Performance Plan.

The first part of that journey was achieved in August 2012, when we were officially granted the prestigious category one status, we had worked so hard to obtain.

Now more than ever, it is crucial for the Club to build on the great work of Platt Lane and turn our ambitions into reality.

With this objective in mind, we are currently in the process of building the best possible training and development facility in the world.  One that is both inspirational and highly-functional, with a layout that creates a “no excuses environment.” The design for the Academy and training facilities has been meticulously developed to optimise performance and the layout of the centre is vital to its success.

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