THE Adelaide United overhaul continues apace with the A-League outfit securing a new training base at Adelaide Shores, West Beach.
Taking effect immediately, the majority of the Reds’ training sessions will be held at the new base after a deal, projected to be a 10-year lease, was signed off by both parties.
With a new coach at the helm, the Reds are undergoing a period of rapid change, and the latest announcement is expected to set the club up for the future.
The squad held their first session at the new training site this morning ahead of their 2013/14 campaign. New coach, Josep Gombau, is expected to arrive in Adelaide next month.
“Adelaide United has been searching for a home training base for years and finally we’re fortunate to have this wonderful opportunity from Adelaide Shores,” said Adelaide United CEO Glenn Elliott.
“The infrastructure, the expertise and the actual space it provides, enabling us to maximise our training not only for seniors but youth development, are absolutely outstanding.
“It’s about having a home – it’s that simple. In terms of the facilities, Adelaide Shores is an outstanding precinct as it is, so we’ll get to enjoy all of the things that they have.”
Elliott made the announcement together with Adelaide Shores CEO Kate Williams, while Steve Georganas MP also attended.
Western Adelaide residents and tourists staying at the Adelaide Shores holiday precinct will now have an opportunity to see some of the stars of the Hyundai A-League in action on training days.
“Adelaide Shores prides itself in being a hub for many different sports and sporting events,” Williams said. “We are delighted to have Adelaide United select us as their new training base.”
“Each year Adelaide Shores hosts the South Australian Primary School soccer carnival. What a thrill it will be this year for those kids to compete on the same grounds where their heroes train.”