Milton Keynes Dons FC, Club and Community Training Centre

The Club recently purchased the land near Cosgrove, South Northamptonshire and kicked off the project by sharing their visions with the residents of Cosgrove.

To an international standard, the Club and Community Training Centre will include facilities for the first team, Academy provision which will allow them to seek to regain their elite status and community facilities available for local people. The Sports & Education Trust will also be based there.

In total, there will be four first-team pitches, 11 Academy pitches, three community pitches and two 3G pitches, one of which will be for community use, as well as plans for two indoor pitches. As part of the project, a new access road is also proposed near the A508.

Chairman Pete Winkelman said: “I’ve made no secret that it’s been a long missing component of the development of the Club and, if I had my time again, I would have ensured we had our own dedicated facility from the moment the Club started.

“This is the start of a long journey to develop an international standard Club and Community Training Centre and, as part of that, we will be looking to build partnerships and relationships. Although it’s still early days, we are extremely excited about the project.”