Ashford United relaunch plans to build an exciting sports village at Homelands

Wednesday 15th October 2014
ASHFORD UNITED have tonight unveiled plans to build an exciting sports village at Homelands.

The club are pleased to announce that Patsy Brett has been appointed chief executive officer at Homelands.


Ms Brett, who owns and runs The Business Lounge, will be responsible for transforming the club’s commercial activities and will work closely with James Halligan, founder of Ashford based company The Workshop Group.


Commenting on her appointment, Ms Brett said: “It is no secret that Ashford United is looking to build an exciting new sports village on the site of Homelands and, with the continued help of the local community, this is something that we can make happen. My role is to bring everyone together and help create something wonderful, which can be used for many years to come.”


The Southern Counties East Football League club is keen to engage with the local community and it’s their intention to build a 3G all-weather synthetic pitch as the club wants Homelands to be a hub for the local community.

This will allow local schools and youth organisations to use the facility. The proposed regeneration of the ground will include a hotel and spa, a gym, tennis courts, conference facilities, a fabulous wedding venue and lots more besides.


Adding his thoughts on the new structure, Mr Halligan said: “We feel it is important that the whole community is involved in the regeneration of Ashford United Football Club. The plans, which are yet to be approved, have been put together with the people of Ashford in mind. We want to ensure the redeveloped site appeals to everyone.”


In the coming weeks, the club will formally launch a competition, across Ashford, for the design of next season’s playing kit. Entries will be invited from schools, colleges, businesses and individuals who think they have what it takes to create the winning design. Further information will be released in due course.

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