Date: 20th August 2017 at 7:37am
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AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is excited by the Cherries plans for a new training ground complex.

The Cherries have submitted plans for a new training ground complex at Canford Magna.

Planning permission has been submitted to Borough of Poole to develop the 57-acre Canford Magna Golf Club site which according to the statement ‘AFC Bournemouth have recently acquired’.

The plans include…

‘…first-class facilities including ten full-size pitches, three junior pitches, an indoor artificial playing surface, state-of-the-art medical, fitness, sports science and rehabilitation facilities, administrative space and a press conference theatre.’

The complex would be used by AFC Bournemouth’s first team, development squad, academy and pre-academy training operations.

The announcement follows a previous development in July which saw AFC Bournemouth identify the Athletics Stadium in Kings Park as the preferred site for a brand new stadium.

Arter told the Daily Echo

‘…Retaining our status in the Premier League is always massively important and you could say more so now.

“We want to show we are progressing and I would like to think these new facilities will push us on to the next level.

“That`s the hope and whatever progression we make as a team, hopefully, mirrors what is happening off the pitch.

“I knew it was in the pipeline but didn`t know it was going to be as soon as next year, which is a massive positive.”

Your Say…

paul49 wrote…

This is excellent news as AFCB seek CAT 1/ CAT 2 academy status. It was a tragedy for the members that the owners of Canford Magna Golf Club closed it down to try and get planning permission for gravel extraction. It was an excellent 27 hole golf complex and practice facility.

Will be interesting to see the Poole Planners verdict on AFCB plans as houses are what they are after regardless of local residents objections.

Light industrial and housing recently approved for land opposite despite local residents objections so this will also impact on the Knighton traffic lights junction. But Poole Planning Dept don’t seem to bother that the road infrastructure of Ringwood Road Bear Cross Roundabout and Magna Road struggles to cope with existing traffic levels.
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