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Chelsea's New Training Ground For The Future
Chelsea Football Club unveiled its new multi-million pound training ground in Cobham, Surrey were its main training activity will take place.
05.07.07 Chelsea reveal their New Training Ground For The Future
Today Chelsea reveals their new multi-million pound Training Ground for the future in Cobham, Surrey.
Click on the links below to see images of the new Training Ground and listen to the interview with Peter Kenyon (Chief executive of Chelsea Football Club), Clive Walker and Graeme Le Saux:
The state-of-the-art training Ground will be where Chelsea’s main training activity will take place. The main building features the latest in training, rehabilitation, medical, pitch and media technology. It also features biometric finger print recognition technology for entrance to the players’ area and artwork by Temper, one of the country’s leading graffiti artists.
Cobham is one of the most ambitious investments undertaken by a football club, it has taken nearly two years to build and is designed to unify all football activates at Chelsea in a ‘campus’ style.
Chelsea Chief Executive Peter Kenyon said: “Today is a great and proud day for Chelsea. We are very near the culmination of many years hard work to find and build a facility that is key to the future of the club and will be one of the leading centres in the world.
“Developing home grown players is a vitally important goal for Chelsea. Cobham gives us the perfect platform for that. Our young players, Academy and Community coaches will be working closely with the first team, this is very much part of our club philosophy.
“To achieve this Roman has invested in the land, the infrastructure and the latest training, medical and other technology to give us the best chance of meeting those goals.
“We are also totally committed to expanding our community programme in the local area and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Elmbridge Borough Council and its residents who have been extremely supportive and positive throughout the process.”
The Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Rosemary Dane, was delighted to attend the official opening.
She said: “Chelsea Football Club's continuing work in the community, whether running training sessions for young people and disadvantaged groups or visiting local schools to encourage a healthy lifestyle, is very valued by us all.
“Whilst developing the site of their training facilities, Chelsea FC has worked alongside Elmbridge Council to ensure that this project has addressed environmental issues sensitively and they have built a beautiful centre to be proud of. My congratulations to everyone involved.'
last updated: 09/07/07