In one week’s time, Prince Wales and his good lady wife will officially open St George’s Park, the Football Association’s brand new National Football Centre and the home of what we must all hope will be an English coaching revolution.
There is already some activity at the new site on Burton-upon-Trent and coaching courses have begun, but this month will also bring the England national football team to the centre for the first time – it will be their training home from now on, and, thanks to a stunning virtual tour launched today, you can have a good old nosey around as well.
If you don’t go straight to the Hilton pool then you’re not human.
Today has also brought good news for St George’s Park on the commercial front. Vauxhall’s partnership with the 24 England teams (and the other home nations) is now well established and has now been extended to bring the motoring brand into the SGP fold as the Official Automotive Supplier, which is as clear and plain a partnership label as one could ever hope to see.
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