A range of new modular buildings have given first division, Brentford Football Club’s youth team a kick start.
The buildings, provided by Portable Offices, were a prime requirement to enable the club to establish a level 2 academy of young players aged under 18 to the criteria specified by the Premiership.
State-of-the-art facilities include new showers and changing rooms, offices, classrooms and medical physio room and two gyms – one for heavy weights and one for cardio work.
Based in Hounslow, Brentford Football Club, which was founded in 1889, is one of the country’s longest established football clubs. The club’s commitment to the Youth department underlines its aims and recognises the importance of developing young talent as the lifeblood for the sport – selecting young, talented players that have the potential to develop and ultimately, play in the Brentford first team.
The Brentford Youth Development programme caters for approximately 140 young players between the ages of 7 -21, who fit within a five tier development model. During each stage, an age appropriate programme is delivered to cater for the technical, tactical, physical and psychological needs of the individual players.
A prime requirement of the academy is the ability to provide appropriate facilities dedicated to accommodating the varying needs of the young players. In order to fulfill this requirement, the club opted for portable buildings as the most effective solution to their needs.
Director of Youth Football Development, Ose Aibangee, said: “It is vital for our club to invest in young aspiring footballers. Providing adequate resource to develop these skills is of paramount importance. Modular buildings are a fast and effective solution and offer warm, comfortable state-of-the-art facilities.
“Portable Offices worked in tandem with us to produce the end result, which is everything we hoped for. They were professional throughout and resolved any problems quickly and effectively.”
The units are sited in a dedicated area where staff can focus on the needs of the young players building them into the stars of tomorrow. Jake Reeves is a prime example of the effectiveness of the programme having aspired to play for the club from an early age, going through the rigorous training before finally achieving his football ambition of playing for Brentford.
Portable Offices’ Luton operation handled the installation which took a week to complete.
Manager, Neil Christie commented: “These new facilities provide an ideal platform to develop the skills of tomorrow’s football stars. It is truly satisfying to see first-hand the resource and facilities that are put at the disposal of these young athletes.”
The Portable Offices team is on hand to service companies’ and organisations’ accommodation needs and aims to provide a speedy, professional, cost-effective, turnkey service.