The Vision

Thirty years since the concept of a National Football Centre was first mooted, and now it is reality.

Aerial view of St. George's Park

St. George’s Park Vision:

  • To be the home of English Football Development, bringing to life and embodying the whole game coaching and playing philosophy outlined in The FA’s Technical Guide, The Future Game
  • To be a one-stop coaching and support environment which enhances personal development, rehabilitation and fitness
  • To offer all its facilities and services beyond sport and facilitate cross-learning between the sporting and business sectors
  • To be a training destination of choice for coaches, players, administrators and officials from within football


  • Providing a training home for Club England, which runs all 24 England representative sides
  • An inspirational centre for coach education
  • Raising standards and the profile of coaching as a profession
  • Providing a range of qualifications for every point in the football career path
  • Delivering further, higher and business education programmes
  • A leading centre of sports medicine and science
  • Offering training facilities for teams, individual players and athletes
  • Offering integrated facilities and expertise for screening, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation across all sports
  • Providing world-renowned hotel and conferencing facilities for the business and sporting communities


  • Aspirational  - a place people want to attend, knowing they will benefit
  • Stimulating - providing thought-provoking experiences of relevance and value
  • Rewarding - impacting on individuals by delivering life- and career-enhancing opportunities 
  • Educational - a crucible of learning, whatever the discipline
  • Accessible - in every sense of the word; open to everyone
  • Sustainable- demonstrating leadership in environmental, social and economic sustainability
  • Symbolic - fully reflecting the ethos of The Football Association and its principles