Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Nettleham Becomes Home to New Football Association Headquarters

Football Association Vice-Chairman Mr. Barry Bright said Lincolnshire will be at the forefront of developing the game as he officially opened the county's Football Association headquarters yesterday.


The £750,000 project has seen the Lincolnshire Football Association move from their cramped and dated base in Dean Road, Lincoln, to the new offices in Nettleham.

Although Lincolnshire Fottball Association staff have been working at the site for three weeks, the official opening ceremony took place yesterday, with Mr. Bright and former Manchester City and England player Mr. Dave Watson among the guests.

"It is the first time I've seen the building and when I drove up to it I thought 'wow'."
"It's a good county headquarters, as good as any in the country.

"The building provides superb working conditions and will help in the development of football.

"The FA set up the national strategy developing the game for 2008 to 2012, and is investing £25m at grassroots levels.

"Lincolnshire is playing its part and has reacted well to the development changes although there's lots of work still to be done."

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