Adelaide United officially in Playford

Adelaide United Football Club has officially moved into the brand new $700,000 training centre at Ridley Reserve in Elizabeth.

The Club will have their first training session today (17 September) on the new high-quality football pitches, which are the same dimensions as those at Coopers Stadium.

Adelaide United Chief Executive Officer, Michael Petrillo, said the club is extremely pleased to have a permanent training centre they can now call home.

“Our focus is to win games and to do this you need high-quality training fields and recovery amenities for the players,” Petrillo said.  

“Having a brand new, dedicated training centre as our home base will provide stability for our players, coaches, and the entire football department and will help ensure we are getting the best game day edge possible.

“Everything in the Centre is of a high standard, from the layout of the offices to the finishes in the rooms and the gym and we look forward to settling in and making this our new home.”

City of Playford Mayor, Glenn Docherty, said this is an exciting move for the City of Playford and the local community.

“Adelaide United is now the first national sporting team to be permanently based here in Playford,” Docherty said.

“We have a large football culture in Playford and having a high-profile club training here every week will be a great way to encourage and inspire all of our young and upcoming players.

“It will also help Adelaide United to build upon the relationship they already have with our local clubs and community through their training and development sessions.”

Ausco Modular South Australia Business Development Manager, Chris White, said the building design was tailored to the meet the needs of the club.

“Creating a sense of ownership of the new centre by the players was really important for us,” White said.

“We wanted to create a centre which could become a comfortable, long-term home, and this included customising as much of the spaces as possible, to ensure they are user-friendly, modern and reflect the look and feel of the club.”