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Soccerex to host FA plans for St. George’s Park

Soccerex has announced that the English Football Association (FA) will be exhibiting at the forthcoming European Forum, where it will preview the designs for the new St. George’s Park training centre that will open later this year.

Delegates at Soccerex will be able to view a replica model of the facility, find out more about what the institute will offer and hear from chairman David Sheepshanks and England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce in the player development panel. Tailored by Umbro, St. George's Park will be the training home of the 24 England teams, as well as a national coach education, development and sports medicine centre for football, sport and business.

Set in the geographical heart of the country amidst 330 acres of the National Forest near Burton-Upon-Trent, St George's will be a world-class training facility providing a national home for coach education and in-time producing more and better players, along with bespoke training facilities for teams, individual players and athletes for the 24 England teams.

Football teams from overseas will be well accommodated in all the facilities at St. George's Park including the Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels, the multi-sport indoor facility, and the sports medicine, rehabilitation and performance training centre run in conjunction with Perform, part of Spire Healthcare.

Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said:

"St George's Park will propel the development of English football to a new level. I wish David and the FA team all the best in this amazing new venture and look forward to welcoming them to the Soccerex European Forum to learn more about how this first-class institution will change the face of English football as we know it."

The Soccerex exhibition will give delegates the opportunity to meet companies from many industries across Europe who will be presenting the latest cutting edge products and services designed to enhance the world of football. In addition to the exhibition, the Soccerex European Forum will also provide a comprehensive conference agenda that tackles the latest topics affecting European football including UEFA's centralisation of media rights, betting, player and coach development, a one-to-one with Rafael Benitez on the art of management, financial fair play and football and the media.

Former England manager Terry Venables will also be participating in a one-to-one interview discussing the challenges of leading the English national team. This will topped off by the Soccerex Supplement - a session with some of the game's top names, a number of dedicated workshops and a host of formal and informal networking opportunities.

The 2012 Soccerex European Forum will take place in Manchester from March 28-29. For full information about Soccerex and future Soccerex events please visit www.­soccerex.­com, call +44 (0)20 8742 7100 or email enquiry@soccerex.com.


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