Sports Minister, Helen Grant, visited St. George’s Park today ahead of the England Women’s team forthcoming international match against Germany at Wembley.
Grant met up with manager Mark Sampson and senior England players whilst being given a tour by St. George’s Park Managing Director, Julie Harrington, and The FA’s Director of Grassroots Football, Les Howie.
On her visit to the of the £105 million facility, in Burton-upon-Trent, the Sports Minister was able to take in the state of the art sports science facilities and St. George’s Park’s elite pitches, whilst also meeting some local school teams playing football.
Speaking after her visit, Sports Minister Helen Grant said: “It is fantastic to see the world-class facilities available to our athletes at St George’s Park, providing development opportunities for our men's and women's teams. In the modern game small margins are the difference between defeat and victory. I look forward to seeing the results in action this weekend as England takes on Germany in front of a record crowd."
St. George’s Park Managing Director, Julie Harrington, said: “I was delighted to be able to show Helen Grant round today. It caps what has been an extremely busy few weeks for us, where last week alone we had eight of our national teams together at once. I hope the sports minister has seen on her visit, the contribution St. George’s Park makes to football in England.”