AFC Unity are delighted to announce the switch to all training and home games to Sheffield Park Academy from its upcoming fifth season.
Having spent two years hosting matches at Hillsborough College sports complex – and continuing to train there while spending the following two years calling Fir Vale Community Sports Centre home – AFC Unity have finally found what the players, manager and directors feel is the ideal base for all future first team activities.
Sheffield Park Academy is home to one of the top schools in the country and its sports facilities are managed and maintained to an excellent standard by School Lettings Solutions.
Players themselves visited the site and later the same day reported back in a positive way to teammates via one of AFC Unity’s unique Team Meetings – where players make key decisions about the football club.
AFC Unity Manager Jay Baker said, ‘The players are the ones who play on a pitch, obviously, so their opinion matters – everyone agreed that the community location, the facilities, playing surface, and also the staff at SLS were all top-notch, and I think the accessibility and environment there will be appealing to our growing fan base too!’
SLS School Leisure and Sports Manager Martin Goodwin added, ‘We are very happy and looking forward to having AFC Unity based with us!’
AFC Unity begin training at Sheffield Park Academy from next week and will play friendlies there this summer. Check back soon for 2018/19 season fixtures!