Wembley Stadium

Next Game

England v Slovenia

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Last Game

Estonia 0 - 1 England

Sunday, 12 October 2014, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

FIFA funds boost St George's

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has announced a £315,000 grant for St George's Park on a visit to the new national football centre.

Last Updated: 21/11/12 at 13:55 Post Comment

Sepp Blatter: Announced funding for St George's Park

Sepp Blatter: Announced funding for St George's Park

The Goal project funding for the sports science and medical centre in Burton was revealed by Blatter on a tour of the FA's flagship coaching and training facility.

FA chairman David Bernstein unsuccessfully called for the unopposed election of Blatter to be postponed in 2011 to allow further time for another candidate to come forward.

There has also been ill feeling in England since the failure of the 2018 World Cup bid which attracted only one FIFA vote apart from the FA's own but Bernstein was keen to emphasise the improving relationship between FIFA and the FA.

"This is fantastic news and reflects FIFA's commitment to raising standards within the game around the world and to our improving relationship with FIFA," he said.

Blatter declared himself pleased to be able to provide financial assistance to St George's Park.

"Protecting the health of players is one of our key objectives and I am therefore very pleased that this project will be dedicated to a sports science and medical centre at such an emblematic location at St George's Park," he said.

The FA also announced it will fund bursaries for nine international coaches to study for the FA International Licence course under a new scheme.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

eah, if there's one thing football autobiographies need more of, it's mind numbing-inanity and platitudinous tales of bantz.

Hallicks
Robson blasts Keane book

W

e were a steaming pile of recently released dogs dinner.

popularpete,
Wenger: We refused to lose

I

m sure I'll be one of about 100 but the Monday's third allbum was actually Pill, Thrills n Bellyache. Brendan would kill for quality like that right now.

u man
Brendan Rodgers: Radiohead Or The Happy Mondays

Footer 365

Michael Chopra says he wants to become a manager in India

Michael Chopra wants to follow in the footsteps of David James and Marco Materazzi and become a manager.

Rodgers and Hodgson unite on press treatment of Sterling

Brendan Rodgers and Roy Hodgson have united to condemn the treatment of Raheem Sterling by the press this week.

FA seeks answers from Garry Monk over post-match criticism of referees

The FA has contacted Swansea manager Garry Monk regarding his post-match media comments at Stoke.

Mail Box

Oh Mario - Why Always Meh?

Come on in and play the Liverpool blame game. Is it the fault of Rodgers, Balotelli, Mignolet, Johnson, Markovic or Lovren? Plus, Arsenal fans annoyed in victory...

Do Man City Have A 'Small Mentality'?

That's one claim in the mailbox after Vincent Kompany focused on a few hundred CSKA fans sneaking into the ground instead of City blowing a two-goal lead...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property