Fleet land transformed training facilities for new season

Daryl McMahon’s squad return to training at the end of the month and there’s somewhere new to call home for the players as they limber up for 2018/19.

Fleet’s general manager Dave Archer today signed an agreement with the CEO of the K Sports Cobdown training facility, meaning the first team will return to their former and greatly modernised weekday base.

Fleet first trained at what was Cobdown following the KEH Sports takeover in 2013 but the entire operation has undergone a transformation since then. The 28-acre sports ground near Aylesford boasts floodlit stadia-style 4G playing surfaces, improved grass pitches, a renovated clubhouse and facilities with first-class gym and changing blocks.

Dave Archer told FleetOnline, “The facilities  and the investment in them has been nothing short of phenomenal. The 4G synthetic surface is of the highest standard and the new gym facilities are fantastic. One or two of the senior players will remember the facility from before when the club used it as a base; however, the whole facility is now almost unrecognisable and I am sure it will provide the squad with the ideal venue to prepare for the season ahead.”

Alan Dennington, CEO of K Sports said, “We are delighted to welcome Ebbsfleet back to Cobdown, now better known as K Sports. The site has transformed into an award-winning, multi-sport facility over the past two years and we are proud to offer the management and squad a training base to call home.

“It’s a testament to the investment and hard work that has taken place that we can attract clubs from the National League and support ambitious, elite teams like Ebbsfleet United. We wish them all the best this season and look forward to a new chapter working together.”

The Fleet players’ first task on returning to K Sports Cobdown will be their photocall for the new season headshots together with the unveiling of our 2018/19 home and away strips, on sale via a new club website and online store in July.


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Ed Miller

Ed Miller

Ed Miller has been Ebbsfleet United's communications manager and programme editor since 2014 and responsible for the club website since 2007. Contact him on ed.miller@eufc.co.uk

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