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Club submits planning application for Academy

Posted on 4 October 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has submitted a planning application for a new Training Centre and Community Partnership Development at Bulls Cross, Enfield.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has submitted a planning application for a new Training Centre and Community Partnership Development at Bulls Cross, Enfield.

The Club's plans include a pavilion building that will house leading edge training and rehabilitation facilities for both the First Team squad and Youth Academy players. The pavilion's main features will include a fitness and rehabilitation gymnasium, hydrotherapy and treatment areas, physiotherapy areas, a covered practice pitch, changing rooms, media room, parents lounge, players and staff dining areas. There will also be an education suite, computer centre and study facilities for the Youth Academy players.

The landscaped grounds of the training centre will feature four full size first team practice pitches which will match the dimensions of the Club's White Hart Lane pitch, further practice pitches together with goal keeping practice areas.

For the Youth Academy there will be seven practice pitches of various sizes to suit each of the different age groups training plus additional outdoor all weather training areas.

The plans also include the creation of a dedicated Community Partnership development that will create a unique opportunity to deliver the most dynamic community programme in football.

The Community Partnership facility will provide four pitches (one artificial and three natural turf), changing facilities, an indoor multi purpose hall, education suite with 20 computer stations and two teachers offices. It will also serve as the head office for the administration of Tottenham Hotspur Community. The activities at the community facility will be developed in partnership with the local authority, local schools and other organisations.

The Club will be consulting the local community on its plans and will be holding a public exhibition where the local community can view and comment on the proposals. The exhibition will take place in the Pavilion Building, Myddelton House Sports Grounds, Bulls Cross, Enfield. The dates for the exhibition are:

· Friday 21st October 2pm -8pm
· Saturday 22nd October 10am -2pm


Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur, said: "Our new Centre will provide us with the highest standard of facilities for our First team and allow us to attract and nurture the best young talent for future Tottenham Hotspur teams. In designing the facility we worked hard to ensure it is sympathetic to the local surroundings and environment, and that it will be of real benefit to the local community. We shall be consulting the local populace and hope that they will welcome this scheme and the contribution it makes to the area."

Kathryn Robinson, Director of Community Development, added: "The Community programme that the new facility will be able to host and deliver will be the most innovative of its kind in the country and provide the opportunity for a unique partnership with the Local Authority and other local organisations."

The planning application will be considered by the London Borough of Enfield later this year.