Date: 14th August 2017 at 6:29pm
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AFC Bournemouth 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.

AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told

“This is another hugely exciting development for the club, on the back of our recent announcement regarding a new stadium in Kings Park.

“Our existing training site has served the club very well, but will be developed on to accommodate our plans for the future.

“Therefore, it was important to find a suitable location in which we can build training facilities that are befitting of a Premier League club and provide everything we need to continue maintaining and enhancing the performance of elite footballers…’

“…This development is another statement of intent from the club, and shows the commitment of the shareholders to the continued vision of progression for AFC Bournemouth, while maintaining stability.”

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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