Celtic has unveiled plans to make a significant investment in the redevelopment of its Barrowfield Training Centre.
The move is geared towards fortifying the club’s future and fostering home-grown talent.
The forthcoming state-of-the-art facility is set to host Celtic’s boys’ and girls’ Academies and will be the new training home for Celtic Women’s First Team. With this move, Celtic reiterates its commitment to investing in the growth of women’s football and nurturing its own players.
This landmark announcement underscores the club’s determination to remain at the forefront of football in Scotland and beyond. The proposed development is touted to be the most significant infrastructure investment by Celtic since the makeover of Celtic Park in the late 1990s.
Among the highlighted features of the new training centre are:
- New indoor arena, featuring full-sized IFA-approved artificial surface
- Combination of outdoor natural grass and artificial pitches
- State-of-the-art gym/fitness facilities
- Celtic Academy and Celtic FC Women office areas
- New changing facilities
- Medical suites for player treatment/rehab
- Sports science centre
- Analysis centre
- Classroom/learning facilities
Highlighting the significance of the Academy to the club, several first-team stars such as Captain Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Anthony Ralston, Stephen Welsh, and Mikey Johnston are all products of the Celtic Academy system.
“Today’s announcement is very significant news for the Club and will give our young players, boys and girls every opportunity to develop further.
“I know the Club always aims to be the best in everything it does and the new centre demonstrates Celtic’s real commitment to this area.
“Ultimately, the aim of our Academy is to develop first-team players who reach first-team level and I know these great new facilities can support this objective very positively.
“I am sure the new complex will be welcomed by our coaches and young players and of course, our women’s first-team, giving them all every opportunity to grow and improve in all areas of their work.
“Some of our greatest Celtic heroes have taken the journey from Barrowfield to Celtic Park and we hope our new centre will assist many more in doing the same.”