Built in 2012 and set in 330-acres of
stunning Staffordshire countryside, St. George's Park is the home of
England’s national football teams. With 14 outdoor pitches, including a
replica of the Wembley surface, a full-size indoor 3G pitch, a suite of
rehabilitation and sports science areas, and an indoor futsal arena, St.
George’s Park provides world-class facilities for the England teams
ahead of international fixtures.
St. George’s Park is also the home of England Football Learning and delivers all FA national coach education courses. The range of courses, covering a variety of disciplines, are aligned to the English philosophy, consisting of five core elements with the long-term aim to produce winning England teams at senior level.
Physical preparation and sport science
is integral to the National Football Centre. The state-of-the-art
performance facilities incorporate cutting-edge technology and
outstanding apparatus, providing the ultimate training and
rehabilitation hub for teams.
St. George’s Park provides a unique setting for developing high performing teams and leaders. The Outdoor Leadership Center, operated by Grahame Robb Associates delivers development programmes in the areas of leadership, management and team building.
Visitors to the site will enjoy world class facilities and impressive accommodation with a 228 bedroom Hilton Center catering for individuals, groups or team bookings, along with major sporting or business conferences and banquets.
With each Spanish region hosting between four and 12 courses for each
qualification a year, UEFA state that, as of 2017, Spain boasted a
whopping 15,089 coaches who held either the UEFA Pro or UEFA A coaching
qualification. The numbers are extraordinary, especially when compared
to the 1,796 in England. More figures that advocate the Spanish coaching
pathway are the course prices; with the Spanish A licence costing a
mere £960, and the Pro licence £1070.
he bidding coach is just
one of thousands of Spanish alumni to have begun their coaching journey
whilst still in their teens; joining the likes of Atletico de Madrid’s
flying full-back Ricard Sánchez and many more to hold a UEFA coaching
qualification before turning 20.
After 14 written exams,
12 assignments and 10 practical assessments, I was awarded the UEFA B
coaching licence. Two years later, in 2018, having completed the
required 150 coaching hours and worked on my craft, implementing and
applying my studies into my philosophy, I was invited onto the intensive
A licence where friendships were formed with likeminded peers over the
12-week course that ran throughout the summer, resulting in a role at
the pinnacle of Spanish youth football with the under-19 team at Getafe alongside a study placement at Atletico de Madrid’s academy.
Covering a 49-hectare area ten times the size of the Tokyo Dome, the J-Village facility is comprised of: eight natural grass pitches, including a spectator stadium; two artificial turf pitches; all-weather soccer training grounds; rainy-weather training grounds; a hotel containing two hundred guest rooms; a fitness gym; an arena; and a pool.
All-Weather Training Fields:
This area includes a 68m × 105m pitch, accompanied by 274 spectator seats. Covered by a membrane roof that is 22m high at its center and 8m high on the sidelines, training can be done without the interference of rain, snow, or wind. In addition to soccer, the All-Weather Training Area can be used for training in other sports, such as rugby.
Fitness Center and Hotel:
All the Olympic village latest fitness equipment's have been used here and a hotel with 3 restaurants and host up to 200 people and increasable to 500. It also has a banquet hall with indoor video room for athletes.
Interesting a place that got ravaged by Tsunami, the Nuclear disaster and the 2011 Earthquake, They have overcome all odds to have re-built this at 2018 and enhanced at 2020. They have made this a base starting from the U-8 national team. Time will tell about the success of this project.