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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge open new football facility

Prince William and his wife Catherine have opened English football's new state-of-the-art complex which cost over £100m.

The complex at St George's Park in Burton-upon-Trent will be the training base for all 24 England teams from junior to senior level.

It was inspired by centres of excellence in France and Spain which helped their national teams become world champions.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met the senior squad, spoke to coach Roy Hodgson and even competed against each other on reflex-testing machines.

Prince William, who is president of the FA, gave a speech praising the facilities at St George's Park.

  • 09 Oct 2012
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