Huddersfield Town to Gain New USD 7.8m Training Facility

December 4, 2010

NPower League One English soccer club, Huddersfield Town have had a proposal to build a state-of-the-art training facility approved, at an estimated cost of US$7.8m.

The club will become the new owners of Syngenta Sports and Fitness Centre as opposed to the development of the new Canalside project in a 98.3 per cent landslide of votes decided by members of the Galpharm Stadium club.

The project will see the Huddersfield Town first team and academy squads inherit the complex currently known as ‘The Rec Club’ which will be renamed as Canalside.

Huddersfield Town chairman and majority shareholder Dean Hoyle will eventually take control of the entire premises. The Syngenta Sports Club will now be renamed will the Huddersfield Recreational Club.

“The acceptance of the Canalside proposal is the biggest news for the long term success of the football club since the move to our new ground in 1994.” said Huddersfield Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens.

Clibbens continued: “It is also fantastic news for the existing members of the Sports and Fitness Club as well as the community. Everyone cannot wait to get the project underway and we will be working closely with the members to deliver a top-class facility for all parties.”

Rec club chairman Carl Sykes added: “Our members have backed the proposals and in doing so are backing new Landlord, Dean Hoyle to do the right thing by members, the club and the community it serves.”

“The Managing Committee have worked hard to secure a future for Rec Club members from a position of limited bargaining power. Success of Canalside will now be down to Huddersfield Town and members working together.”