A football academy run by a former Liverpool FC legend could be opening in Preston.Advertisement
The Jamie Carragher Football Academy has applied to convert a former self storage firm’s site into a 3G sports pitch and gym.
Plans, tabled by planning consultants Cassidy + Ashton, outline how the half a hectare site in Fishwick would be redeveloped.
Claire Parker, planning consultant, writes: “The Jamie Carragher Football Academy has been looking to expand into new regions and initial discussions have taken place for the development to form a part of the Academy’s network.
“The Academy specialises in an education programme for ‘16-19 year olds who wish to combine progression in football, either playing or coaching, with the dynamic area of physical education,
sports coaching and sports development’.
“It is therefore considered that the principle of the development is acceptable for this otherwise redundant and vacant building as it would allow it to serve a recreational and educational purpose for the community whereas as existing it is an unattractive unit which is not accessible for public use.”
38 car parking spaces would be available at the Mercer Street location, just off New Hall Lane.
The Jamie Carragher Academy allows youngsters to study for a BTEC qualification.
A first academy was opened at the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre in Liverpool.
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