No expense spared: Vale use elite facilities

No expense spared: Vale use elite facilities

Sky Sports News are reporting that Port Vale Chairman Paul Wildes has paid for the club to visit the FA’s elite facilities after the recent bad weather caused disruption to the team’s training sessions.

Manager Micky Adams had told the Sentinel that “It has been awful. We were going to train over the weekend, but we cancelled it in the end. We just haven’t got the facilities for when the weather goes like this, like a lot of clubs at our level.”

However, the Port Vale chairman Paul Wildes has come to the rescue by paying for the Valiants to use the facilities at the FA’s new elite centre, St George’s Park, which is situated just 30 miles away near Burton-on-Trent.

St George’s Park is the new UK base for 24 England International sides and boasts 11 full size outdoor pitches and an elite DESSO training pitch.

St George’s Park Factfile

The project cost £105m, with the FA contributing £25m. Stoke City recently used the pitches with manager Tony Pulis praising the centre’s facilites.

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