Trust Board ‘Hugely Impressed’ By New Cardiff City Academy Centre

Trust board members pictured outside the new Academy base with Head of Academy Gavin Chesterfield.

The Trust Board was invited to view the new Cardiff City Academy Complex which will open in September.

The former domed Dr Who building in Cardiff Bay was acquired, dismantled and has been rebuilt on land in Llanrumney to create a state-of-the-art complex. It is Category 2 Academy.

Academy head Gavin Chesterfield and operations manager Gavin Reen were on hand to give the Trust a view of the superb facilities budding young footballers will enjoy after the move from the current centre in Treforest.

The academy will host more than 150 youngsters from pre-academy six to eight-year-olds up to 18 years old.  Nearly 50 players who came through the academy system are now playing football at clubs around the UK.

Chairman Keith Morgan said: “Wow. We were hugely impressed by the work carried out by Cardiff City director Steve Borley and his team to create a top-range Category 2 academy complex.

“This Category 2 centre will provide the best possible facilities for the budding Cardiff City footballers of the future and attract youngsters from within the south Wales area.

“It was also impressive to learn about the work the centre is doing to ensure that these young people are looked after and are also prepared well for a life outside football.

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“Gavin Chesterfield and his team have a strong vision which, we hope, will lead to more and more players from the Academy coming to the first team.”