Premier League supremo unveils Swans' new training complex
PREMIER League boss Richard Scudamore praised “the Swansea story” after unveiling the club’s first purpose-built training ground in its 101-year history.
The stunning training complex at Landore comprises a gym, medical facilities and changing rooms on top of the pitches as the club bids to unearth the next Ben Davies or Joe Allen.
“This is a momentous day for the club,” said Premier League chief executive Mr Scudamore. “It is going to be fantastic.”
The Bristol City fan said he had been coming to Swansea since the late 1990s and felt the Landore complex - in tandem with the under-construction training facility at Fairwood - left the club’s future in good order.
Speaking to the Post later, Mr Scudamore said: “Player development is literally the most important thing you can do. Players are thoroughbred talents. They need the best facilities in terms of pitches, surfaces, medical facilities, gymnasiums and sports science.
“Unless you are on top of that element, you are not going to perform at the level required.”
He added: “It is fantastic the (Swans) directors have got the foresight not to fritter away the hard-earned millions you get from being in the Premier League.
“The Swansea story is a good story for anybody. They were languishing in the lower leagues. They are now literally building the foundations for continued success.”