Torquay United: National League club return to Seale Hayne training ground

Torquay United training at Seale Hayne
Torquay United first started training at Seale Hayne in the summer of 2010

Torquay United are to return to their old training ground next month.

The Gulls left Seale Hayne near Newton Abbot last year because of financial problems after a takeover by a group of local business people.

Plymouth Argyle, who agreed a deal for their academy to share the ground with the Gulls last July, are to cease using the site.

"I'm delighted that we have managed to get back to what is a fantastic place to train" said manager Kevin Nicholson.

Torquay moved to train on a synthetic surface at a nearby school, a facility they will still have access to should Seale Hayne be unfit for use.

"It was always a possibility that we could return to Seale Hayne if circumstances changed" said club secretary Rob Stanley.

"We remained on good terms with the land owner and that has allowed us to look at the whole picture from a fresh perspective.

"Training on grass is going to benefit the team, and because of our valuable partnership with Torquay Academy, we have the option to train on their 3G pitches too."

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