Wrexham AFC is delighted to announce that a three-year agreement has been made between the club and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) to secure our Centre of Excellence a return to the redeveloped Colliers Park elite training facility.
In February 2018, the FAW announced proposals for a major renovation including an investment of over £4 million following their acquisition of the site, to transform it in to an elite training facility.
Colliers Park now boasts impressive facilities which include two full size training pitches and a state of the art 3G pitch. A new and extended building at the facility now includes outstanding changing rooms, analysis rooms and medical facilities.
The Wrexham AFC Centre of Excellence includes players from the Under 9 age group through to the Under 16’s, who will now enjoy full use of the facilities with added support from the FAW Trust and Glyndwr University,
Wrexham AFC believe that the move to such a top level facility built to accommodate the national team and, to create a regional pathway for the very best junior players in Wales will prove a valuable asset in developing each one of our talented young players.
Centre of Excellence Manager Dan Nolan commented on the move by saying: “I’m delighted that the Wrexham AFC Centre of Excellence is returning to the newly refurbished Colliers Park. The opportunity to move to an elite facility is one that the club pursued to ensure that we can continue to develop each of our young players at a top standard.”
Talking about the support his coaching staff will receive at Colliers Park, he went on to say: “The players will have use of all of the facilities at Colliers Park and also benefit from additional support provided by the FAW Trust and Glyndwr University.
“Students from Glyndwr University will be joining the Centre of Excellence staff team this season providing additional support for coaching and match analysis. Starting with the Under 18’s this will be rolled out to the younger age groups across the season.”
He also thanked the parents of our junior players for their support: “We really appreciate the support from our young players parents every season. The move to such an outstanding facility proves that Wrexham AFC are committed to the future development of the players and we are really looking forward to getting started in August.”
The announcement comes on the back of the recent senior International at the Racecourse, when the Wales men’s team faced Trinidad and Tobago in front of a full house. Director Spencer Harris commented: “This is excellent for the development of our future stars and continues the relationships the WST is building on behalf of the Football Club with key partners that includes the FAW, which will be important in the future development of the club.”