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Football hub launches at University of Hull

The University of Hull has unveiled a new football hub as part of a £15m investment in its sports facilities, currently underway.

Football hub launches at University of Hull

The University of Hull has unveiled a new football hub as part of a £15m investment in its sports facilities, currently underway.

The £1.8m football facility includes a purpose-built sports pavilion comprising: eight team changing rooms; two officials’ changing rooms; a physio room; a reception area; a kitchenette; spectator toilets and an equipment store. A natural grass pitch, which was prone to waterlogging, has been replaced with a third generation artificial grass pitch, while the centre’s existing 3G artificial grass pitches have also been refurbished.

The sports hub will be used by the university’s students and partner clubs Cottingham Rangers FC and Hull City Ladies FC. As an official training partner of Hull City FC, the university has strong links with the club, whose Tigers Trust will also use the facility to deliver weekly community outreach sessions.

The project, which received £500,000 from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund and £20,000 from The Football Association, is part of a multi-million pound investment to refurbish the university’s sports facilities. The project got underway in September 2016 and includes a new 12-court sports facility, including international-standard netball courts and bleacher-style seating for 700 spectators, and a strength and conditioning suite.

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