Worcestershire FA is pleased to announce that Warndon Villages Youth FC have formally agreed to work in partnership with us at our new site, The County Sports Ground.
The partnership will see Warndon Villages FC move a number of their teams to the Claines Lane facility to train and use as a base, in addition to their grass pitches at Little Perdiswell.
Warndon Villages FC is an excellent grassroots club who have previously been involved in a lot of good work and we are excited to support them in growing their club for the future.
Kristian Askew, Chairman of Warndon Villages FC, commented:
“Warndon Villages FC is thrilled to have entered into a partnership with Worcestershire FA and The County Sports Ground project. It is a fantastic opportunity to provide our members with access to a brilliant facility and the club look forward to developing our relationship with the County Football Association”.
With us working together to help develop the grassroots game, this is a fantastic opportunity not only for Warndon Villages FC but also the local community in Worcester. This partnership shows that the Claines Lane site will be for the use of the community, to utilize for training and learning to support the growth of grassroots football, as well as having capacity to cater for the semi-professional game.
We are excited to have Warndon Villages on board with the ambitious Claines Lane project, where we’ll be working alongside them and Worcester Raiders FC as key partner clubs. Martin Collier, Football Development Manager at Worcestershire FA, stated:
“It’s a positive time for local football with planning permission granted for several new 3G’s in the county recently, with one in Worcester, one in Malvern, and the other in Evesham.
“I hope this shows that we are working behind the scenes to help the grassroots game and provide top facilities and investment into the local area for local teams.
“Claines Lane will also be home to a number of other clubs in the local area that will benefit from these fantastic new facilities.
“We were very pleased to have had the planning permission granted before the Christmas break so we could progress with the application to ensure everything is in place before the end of the season. Although there are still some hurdles to overcome, we are hopeful of this long-term ambition becoming a reality.
“I am sure the community will agree that the facilities look great and we are very excited about the benefits this will bring to everyone in the City of Worcester and the surrounding area.”