New Cardiff City FC Academy Base Opens In Llanrumney
Last week, on Tuesday 19th September, we were pleased to attend the Grand Opening of the Llanrumney Sports Complex in East Cardiff – the new home for Cardiff City Football Academy.
With CMB working as Principal Contractor on this project, it was an honour to see the doors open to this state-of-the-art academy facility which will be instrumental in investing and enabling grassroots football in the city.
In attendance, was CMB Managing Director and Cardiff City FC Director Steve Borley, CCFC First Team Manager Erol Bulut, Leader of Cardiff Council Huw Thomas, CCFC Director Ken Choo, Academy Manager Gavin Chesterfield and many more.
The 16-acre site consists of 5 grass pitches, 2 goal keeping areas, an outdoor 3G, reception area, changing rooms, a restaurant, boardroom, player care zone, communal staff office, an analysis suite, 2 x classrooms, a family zone, a staff changing area and finally the famous repurposed Dr Who building which is now the main 60m x 40m indoor arena, named after the legendary Peter Whittingham.
These facilities will be vital in investing in the future of Cardiff’s youth and will hopefully be a steppingstone in creating the future Aaron Ramsey’s of the next generation. Aaron himself visited the Sports Complex the week of its opening to meet some of the children from the CCFC Foundation and to have a tour of the new Academy.
Steve Borley commented on Ramsey’s involvement in the Club and its Academy, saying:
"It's always great to see youngsters coming through because every City fan wants to see one of their own… Aaron has an affinity to this club and has demonstrated that and he is going to do a great job of bringing through more of those youngsters, whether they are nine or nineteen.”
A big thank you to all those who were involved in not only the grand opening of this new sports complex but also those who played a part in developing and constructing the facilities.
We will be publishing a full case study on the finished project with a complete gallery of photos in the near future.