Day by day, our new training ground at Bearwood Park gets closer to completion.
It will be, quite simply, one of the best facilities in the country. A place for our first-team players and stars of the future to do their day-to-day graft – to improve throughout the week in order to produce the right kinds of performances at the weekend.
And our captain, Liam Moore, is excited by what he has seen of the progress made so far at Bearwood.
“What an exciting time, it’s going to be an incredible training ground,” said the skipper.
“I’ve trained at some good ones over my time, but that’s right up there – it’s an amazing training ground. When we went, we only saw phase one, but I think the next phase is the one where the building will be – I’ve driven past it a few times and it looks amazing.
“With the things I’ve heard that’ll be going inside it as well, it’s going to be a top-class training ground and players will want to sign at the club, with a big part of that being the training ground.
“It’s a place where you will want to spend a lot of time at as well, personally I like to spend a lot of time at the training ground anyway, I leave at 2.30-3pm most days anyway and it might just be getting later when we’re at the new one.”
Moore had the honour of kicking the first ball at Bearwood over the summer – and that was on the same day that he was confirmed as our new permanent captain.
“It was a big honour, because this is going to be one of the best training grounds in the country,” he continued. “So to kick the first ball in anger was a big honour. On that day, I was told I was captain – it was quite calm, the way I was told, but for me it was a big thing.
“It’s something I always wanted to do as a kid, I captained every age group from being 8 or 9. I’ve always been vocal, I’ve always liked to lead by example and, to be given that, is massive. It was a great day for my family, celebrated by everyone because they all knew what it meant to me. I can’t say enough how proud I am to be captain of the club.”