Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Cardiff City launch House of Sport II

Tue 30th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Newly promoted Cardiff City  have became the first non-Premier League club to benefit from the Premier League Community Facility Fund (PLCFF) after receiving a £350,000 grant for the House of Sport II development.

Just days before being promoted to the Premier League, Cardiff City FC opened the House of Sport II, a new home for both community sport and Cardiff City FC Community & Education Foundation and its programmes.

The £2m training centre, part of an overall £4m project, was supported with a £350,000 capital grant from the PLCFF.

The facility is a second stage development for Cardiff City who opened the House of Sport in 2010; over the next five years more than 600,000 individuals will use House of Sport II, including participants of the Cardiff City Futsal Scholarship, the Welsh Football Trust Futsal coaching and the Cardiff Junior Futsal League.

Richard Scudamore, Premier League Chief Executive, said: “With the likes of Craig Bellamy and Gareth Bale, the community of Cardiff has never had far to look for inspiration. I’m sure Cardiff City and Wales would like to find more like them, but it’s also important clubs to make a positive social difference at the heart of their community and that’s what the House of Sport II will do.”

Cardiff City FC manager, Malky Mackay, believes House of Sport II will have a fantastic impact on the club, as well as the local community. He said: “The launch of House of Sport II here in Cardiff is fantastic news for the local community. 

"The House of Sport has proven an exceptional and invaluable facility to my staff and players over the past eighteen months and we’ve seen first-hand why local groups, sports clubs and colleges - including our friends and colleagues at Cardiff and Vale - have taken to playing and working there.

“We’re very lucky to have the House of Sport on our doorsteps.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

 

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Reading Use Ground-Breaking Sisgrass Technology

Fri 29th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Madejski Stadium becomes first venue with dual-use pitch to experience added durability of SIS Pitches’ advanced hybrid system. Reading FC have become the first UK sports club with a...

Evertonís New Stadium Set To Bring £1bn City Economy Boost

Wed 20th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock will provide a £1bn boost to the local economy according to studies. The latest projections of the economic impact of a major new...

Have Your Say On St George's Park

Tue 12th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Association (FA) is looking for your opinion to help improve the offering at St. George’s Park. The FA are committed to improving the offering at their St. George's Park facility...

Clubs called on to install life-saving defibrillators

Fri 25th Aug 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA has joined up with the British Heart Foundation to call on grassroots and amateur football clubs in England to help save more lives from cardiac arrests by installing life-saving...