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England’s home, sweet home

Burton-on-Trent's National Football Centre is now home to 28 England teams, having opened in 2012. St. George's Park has seen Roy Hodgson, Sam Allardyce and...

‘My football dream comes true’

Head groundsman at St George’s Park Scott Brooks says working at the National Football Centre is ‘the pinnacle' of his trade. https://youtu.be/AmvkIslGQn8 The 30-year-old has worked...

Lottery grant saves charity from closure

A Derbyshire mental health charity has been saved from closure after securing three years of National Lottery funding. Bank House in Swadlincote had been without funding...

Is Wimbledon the world’s best tennis tournament?

Roger Federer, who was crowned the oldest world number 1 at the age of 36 last week, says Wimbledon is his "favourite tournament". So what...

St George’s Park key in World Cup success

Mike Smith, the FA’s Operations Manager at St George’s Park says the National Football Centre will go from strength to strength after helping to...

‘We’re football kit crazy fans’

Proud Burton businessman Tony Footitt has today spoken of his delight at having the longest commercial partnership in British football. The owner of Burton-based TAG...

England stun 10-man Russian team

England U17’s recovered from conceding a first-minute penalty to beat 10-man Russia 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium. Second half goals from Chelsea’s Clinton Mola and...

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Although never playing in the US himself, former Premier League striker Lee Morris knows just how much pressure young players are under in the modern game. Having broken through at Sheffield United in 1997, the 19 year-old caught the attention of Derby County and was transferred for a then club record fee of £3 million a season later, making him the fourth most expensive teenager in British football history.