A new home for Fleetwood Town Juniors...Fleetwood Town Juniors are delighted to announce that they will be setting up their new home at the Club’s state of the art training ground at Poolfoot Farm, Thornton.
This exciting new partnership with will provide a fantastic opportunity for young people from the town to grow and develop with the Fleetwood Town FC at the home of Fuse Football.
Junior committee members met with Andy Pilley, Steve Curwood, Gretar Steinsson, Martin Booker and Fuse Football Centre Manager Mick Horsfall earlier this month to discuss the partnership.
Andy Smart, spokesman for the Juniors, was delighted with the outcome. He said: “It was an extremely positive meeting where all parties discussed our future.
“Committee members and coaches have voluntarily worked so hard over the past three years to grow the Juniors to the point where we are today. It is a massive achievement from where we have come from.
“It is now the time to give our kids the best and play at what must be the finest football facilities for a grass roots club in the UK.
“As part of training ground’s first phase of development, all training and a large section of Juniors matches will take place at Fuse Football. The second phase will see more top quality grass pitches available from autumn this year.
“We have always welcomed children from all backgrounds and with all different abilities. This will continue and grow further.
“Whether it is for social reasons a child wants to play football in a safe environment or a child that is of an ability that they can progress into the professional game, we have the network.
“For spectators and children we can now offer refreshment facilities, shelter and toilets. In the very near future there is a plan developed for further education opportunities, class rooms plus party and fundraising facilities.
“Nothing has changed regarding our current pitches at this moment in time due to our steep growth. We will be keeping our grass pitches on King George's playing fields and although they have never been the best we will continue to work to make those pitches better ongoing.”
“Finally, we now have our own base, a home for the Juniors and one that will be one for the very best for many years to come.”
Club chairman Andy Pilley added: “I am delighted that we have agreed this new partnership with Fleetwood Town Juniors.
“This means that the Juniors and their parents will be able to enjoy what will be a stunning football facility at Poolfoot Farm
“A very exciting future is in store for everyone connected with both Fleetwood Town clubs.”