Since the plans for the new Consett Academy have been set into motion, Consett AFC has also announced the building of their new football stadium and sports facility. This is to replace the old ground at Belle Vue which is lined up for the new Academy. The new facility at Belle Vue will contain the new Academy building alongside a new leisure centre and swimming pool to replace the current facilities located at the site. These facilities will be available to the academy giving the children a great sporting and educational environment.
The new Consett AFC stadium facility will be built behind Tescos on the way to Delves Lane and will be used for a number of different sporting activities. Alongside the football, Consett AFC hope to get rugby, cricket, athletics and much more going on at the ground creating a tight knit sporting community in Consett. Along with the sports facilities the new ground will have a function room available for hire to be used for events like christenings and charity functions helping to bring the community and football together.
Chairman Frank Bell was at the new site breaking the ground with a number of the Consett youth football teams there to commemorate this momentous occasion. This new development in Consett will be a great step forward and in combination with the new academy, new business and families will move into the area bringing more business to our local area.
The future looks bright for Consett AFC and we here at Consett Magazine wish them all the best in whatever the future holds.