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Poolfoot Farm the target for July return

14 May 2015

Steve Curwood and Dale Frith provide Poolfoot update...

Fleetwood Town FC will return for pre-season training on Wednesday 1st July with the target to move into the Club’s fantastic brand new state of the art training facility in Thornton.

The move will end the Cod Army’s affiliation with Fylde Rugby Club, which has been Fleetwood Town’s training base since the Club went full time.

Chief Executive Steve Curwood says the aim is for two elite pitches to be ready during pre-season at the Poolfoot Farm facility.

Curwood said: “We have got the all-weather pitch already in use every day with Fuse Football.

“The first team will be training on there from an early stage in pre-season.

“Then the rest of the grass pitches will be coming on board during the latter part of the summer.

“The main building will then be ready this winter, at which point the whole facility will be up and running, and trading as we want it to be.”

The competitive action for the Cod Army may have ended until the beginning of August but the hard work continues off the field in preparation for the 2015/16 campaign.

The new Puma home kit has been launched and season tickets are on sale, with a busy couple of months ahead for everyone connected with the Club.

One of those men who will be hard at work is Head Groundsman Dale Frith. Dale, who has recently been recognised by the Football League as a nominee for Groundsman of the Year, is pleased with the progress being made down at Poolfoot.

He said: “We are currently doing some renovation work on the pitches already in place at Poolfoot and we are getting those up to scratch for July.

“The first team will ultimately train on the elite pitches. The elite pitches will be seeded in the next week and it will take roughly eight weeks. They should be ready for when the first team return from the pre-season trip to Germany.

“The weather has slowed some of the work on the community pitches however but we will start working on those as soon as we possibly can.

“Rome wasn’t built in a day and we will get to the position we need to be in.”

To view an up to date gallery of our new training base, please click here

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