Port Vale have announced details of a deal with the St George’s Park national training facility which will allow the club to use the facility on a more regular basis.
Co-owner Paul Wildes had suggested that the club had such a deal in place during a phone-in with BBC Radio Stoke last week and a press release by the club has confirmed the news.
Port Vale manager Micky Adams, said: “We welcome this opportunity to use St George’s Park, which is arguably the best training facility in the country.
“This is not a full-time arrangement, but it does give us another option when the weather is bad and or we are unable to train on our own pitches. It also enables us to utilise top training facilities, which is welcome when we don’t have our own training ground.”
Chairman Paul Wildes added: “I think most Football League clubs have been hit by the bad weather in recent weeks so we welcome this longer-term arrangement with St George’s Park.
“Having visited the facility last week, I have been very impressed with what they have to offer and hopefully that will benefit Micky and the playing squad.”
St George’s Park Managing Director, Julie Harrington, said: “I’m delighted to hear Port Vale will be using our facilities on a more regular basis.”
What’s the deal?
Vale now have the option to use the facilities several times over the next few weeks.
The club will also use St George’s Park during pre-season, once a week from the start of the next season and on a more regular basis from November 2013 to March 2014.