Jenny Marra  :  ArabTrust backs National Football  Academy Campaign

11 February 2013

The ArabTrust, Dundee United’s Supporters Society, has backed Jenny Marra MSP’s campaign to bring the National Football Academy and Performance Centre to Dundee. Jenny's campaign has received support from over 5,000 people across the City and youth, junior and senior teams, including Dundee FC all backing the plan.

Dundee City Council has agreed to enter the bidding process with a final decision on the location of the Academy due in the summer.

 Jenny said,

“The campaign to bring this facility to our City has gone from strength to strength and I’m delighted that the ArabTrust is supporting our campaign. Dundee deserves better sporting facilities and the people of our City want this Academy.

“We need to be bold and ambitious and I’m calling on City Council to make the best possible case for Dundee when submitting their bid.”

 ArabTrust Associate Director, Colin Stewart said:

“On behalf of the ArabTrust, I am delighted to support the campaign to Bring the National Football Academy and Performance Centre to Dundee.

“There is a strong case for locating the Centre in Dundee, given we are the only major City in Scotland without a UEFA standard indoor pitch.

“If we are serious about looking at the football stars of the future then we need an Academy for the whole of Scotland and the most sensible location would be Dundee.”

Councillor Richard McCready said,

“It is important that Dundee makes a very strong case for the National Football Academy and Performance Centre. 

“People right across Dundee have been supporting Jenny Marra's campaign to bring the National Performance Centre to Dundee. 

“We need to make a really strong bid for this investment in the city. Having these football training facilities would also strengthen the case for Scotland to play international matches in Dundee.  “

It is good to see the strong partnership involved in trying to bring this investment to the city I hope that the Scottish Government will recognise this and invest in our great city.”




Jenny's Bring The National Football Academy to Dundee Campaign



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