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Stuart Allen, John Taylor, Colin Stupack and Leigh O'Connor of Middlesex FA celebrate the opening of Rectory Park

Rectory Park move edges closer with build completion

Middlesex FA's move to new headquarters edges closer as building programme at Rectory Park finishes.

Nearly a year since announcing plans to relocate to new headquarters, Middlesex FA is pleased to confirm that the building programme is complete and the impending move to Rectory Park (Northolt) is only weeks away.

Though the date in which doors to the facility open have yet to be confirmed, the build on the £5m project has now finished and the Association’s move from its current offices in Harrow can now begin.

The new facility, based in Northolt, Ealing, will feature two full-size artificial turf pitches, community space, a Café Bar, changing rooms, office space and parking for 110 vehicles. The pitches will provide year-round opportunities for local people of all ages to play football and benefit from physical activity. The Association has developed a competitive pricing structure and is presently taking bookings for next season’s fixtures.

Middlesex FA Chief Executive, Leigh O’Connor commented:

‘We are delighted that work on Rectory Park has now been completed and that our relocation can officially get underway.  The move not only signifies a new era for the Association but for Middlesex football as a whole and we’re confident that Rectory Park will become one of the most well-known football hubs in the county. The facilities on offer are second to none and we’re incredibly excited to open up our doors to clubs, coaches, players, spectators and the local community so that they can benefit from what’s on offer.’

Middlesex FA has funded the project through the sale of its current Roxborough Road headquarters with additional funding from Ealing Council, the London Marathon Trust and the Parklife football hubs programme - a national funding scheme that that aims to help local communities access high-quality pitches and get into football. Rectory Park is the first venue in London to benefit from Parklife funding and only the second in the country.

Middlesex FA Chairman, John Taylor said:

“Middlesex FA is delighted to have formed a partnership with Ealing that has resulted in the new facility at Rectory Park.  We have relocated our headquarters to Rectory Park and will be operating the new football facilities.  We are sure that Rectory Park will provide an excellent experience for local people and for those living in the County of Middlesex.”

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for transport, leisure and environment added:

“I am proud that as of today, Northolt has become the home of Middlesex Football with the local FA making it their new home. These state-of-the-art facilities will inspire a generation of girls and boys to get involved in football and other sports, get active and fulfil ambitions.  With year-round facilities and programmes that will engage youngsters from Northolt and beyond, this is an exciting facility to encourage grass-roots sports growing the stars of the future.”

Further details regarding the public opening of Rectory Park and the Association’s move-in date will be released next month.

For more information about Rectory Park, including hire prices, please contact Centre Manager, Andrew Perren at andrew.perren@middlesexfa.com.

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