Clarets to re-name Gawthorpe training ground

Tim Webber and Sean Dyche are pictured signing the sponsorship deal for the Barnfield Training Academy

Tim Webber and Sean Dyche are pictured signing the sponsorship deal for the Barnfield Training Academy

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Burnley Football Club has today announced a major sponsorship deal for the redeveloped Gawthorpe training ground.

The project, which gets underway in the new year and will, within 18 months, house all players in a new, dedicated new training centre for the first time, is being built in partnership with Barnfield Construction Ltd at a cost of £4.6m.

And the new flagship facility, which also includes new pitches constructed by a third party - taking the total cost of the compete redevelopment to £10.6m - will now officially be known as The Barnfield Training Centre.

Tim Webber, Managing Director and Chairman of Barnfield Construction Limited, said: “After forging a new partnership with Burnley Football Club we are proud to have officially signed the sponsorship agreement for the naming rights to the new training facility, which we are developing for them.”

“As a company that is based close to Burnley we are always keen to partner and re-invest with local companies and organisations and we are delighted to be supporting the club for the next five years.”

Anthony Fairclough, Head of Commercial Affairs at Burnley Football Club, added: “We are delighted to finalise this deal.

“It represents a major investment into the club and is a great foundation to build on for the future between our two great companies.

Although the build will be complete in 2017, the naming rights for the new training facility start immediately and will now be known as ‘The Barnfield Training Centre’, seeing our relationship carry through to at least 2020.

“This is a fantastic development for the club and will see us create a magnificent facility for our players, with the naming rights solidifying this.”

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