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
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