BUILDING work on the National Football Centre in Burton will begin in January, the Football Association has announced.
The FA board has unanimously approved plans for the much-delayed centre and also agreed to underwrite it financially to the tune of £105m. Building work is due to finish in the summer of 2012 with the FA aiming to use it as a coach education centre. “St George’s Park will be a world-class facility,” said National Football Centre chairman David Sheepshanks. “St George’s Park won’t be an instant panacea for all the ills of English football, but it will be a catalyst for a step change in the way we educate our coaches.”